Doctor Who TARDIS with windows

by countspatula, published

Doctor Who TARDIS with windows by countspatula Dec 17, 2012


This is all Gossamer's & nopoe's work, I just cut out the windows so they can light up and provided a guide for the lighting.

The label JPGs are in the zip file.

** I would recommend printing my new TARDIS Deluxe Kit over this one: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124033 ***

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  • 5mm white or blue LED. I used blue which technically isn't right, but it looks cool!
  • White LED of whatever size you choose.
  • Resistor - we'll get to this later
  • 9V battery lead
  • diffusion gel (or wax paper, or probably even regular paper)


  • 1 drinking straw of the clear, non-striped variety. Bendy or non-bendy. This is a shade for LED.
  • 9V battery clip (got from Radio Shack)
  • small switch (I used Radio Shack #275-0409)
  • foil (if you want to get fancy and use it as a light reflector)

This generally prints pretty nicely, although I have had problems with the layers splitting at the corners. It probably needs more shells or fill, I was trying 5% fill and 1-2 shells. You may have to clean up the windows a little as well.

I put some foil panels in the roof to act as a reflector (this may not have been necessary). You can use a variety of things for the windows. I had professional lighting gel but thin paper or maybe even wax paper will work. There's not a lot of room inside the TARDIS so be pretty precise when cutting these (I thought it was bigger on the inisde).

Take a look at the LED picture, I basically used the top light to hold the window light in place. I filed the top light flat and put a straw over it to diffuse it and used a spot of super glue to hold everything in place. I plan on uploading a cap for it at some point. You can figure out the resistor for the LED's using this: http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz.

Used some Gorilla Glue to attach the 9V clip and switch.

If you have access to a PTouch printer that interfaces with a computer, use the provided JPGs to print the top on 1/4" tape and 1" tape for the door plaque.

Don't blink.

The tardis_plaque file appears to be in a photoshot format and not JPG.

Oops, you are correct! Fixed!