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GlaDOS Robotic arm ceiling lamp
by dragonator, published
All files of the Glados lamp have been relocated
Makebot always had a few minor issues, but after Stratasys took over things went south quickly. With the Stratasys VS Affinia thing where they sued Affinia with "patents" I have already stopped posting on thingiverse, but with Makerbot trying to patent openly developed technologies, I have lost all of my remaining goodwill towards Makerbot.
In light of this recent behavior, I am relocating all my files to my own site: http://ytec3d.com and I will look into posting the designs on another platform as well. I advice everyone to consider if supporting this company is still the right choice for the development of 3D printing like it once was.
More things will be relocated when Makerbot decides to make another move.
Over a month later and here we are. I have won... I still can't really believe it. First thing first: Thanks! Without you guys this would not have been possible. Not just everyone that voted but also everyone that was supportive, without you I would not have had the energy to finish this thing.
Now for the sad part. I have completed this project, and I will not go any further with this project. I have heard amazing ideas from you guys though, so I want to see what everyone else can do with this. So go modify this lamp and make it even more awesome. Amaze me.
I have released all of the files in solidworks and step. Feel free to use as long as you credit. Some of the names are in dutch, but changing them would destroy some of the assemblies, so. Good luck everyone, and until my next project.
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See it moving here:
Go to the instructables page for full instructions on how to make this lamp. You will find a step by step that roughly describes how to make this lamp.
In the files, there is a stationary and a moving zip file. The stationary arm has no need for servo's and is purely decorative.
The moving arm requires 3 micro servo's, one of which needs to be very stong, and a beefy normal servo. To light the lamp, I used 8 3W warm white leds (which in retrospect might have been a little overkill) and one orange 3W led for the eye (only picture in the instructable). The moving arm also uses 2 608 bearings for the arm to rotate.
The controller has 4 10k potentiometers to track the position of the mini GlaDOS. I have included a picture of this. If you search ebay for potentiometer, these will show up almost first. The one in the head is a tight fit, but with appropriate force, everything fits.
This lamp is entered in several contests on instructables (most importantly the UP! contest). If you like it and have an instructables account, please vote for me in the UP! contest and in the lamps and lights contest.
The lamp is designed around the limits of a UP! 3D printer. Special thanks to Almteq in the Netherlands for letting me borrow first one, and then two (TWO) UP! 3D printers (TWO!). Without you guys, this lamp wouldn't have been possible.