LED strip desklamp
Please note that I will add another base with cable feed through and one where you can add a button. In addition there will be another modular lamp piece.
This modular lamp was designed for a simple 12V warm white LED strip, but any other kind that is not wider than 1cm should do it. It uses M3 nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. For now you can choose between 2 types of lamp pieces, 2 types of arms and 2 types of bases.
One lamp piece (light_button.stl) has a hole for a little latching button, the other (light.stl) doesn't. The first arm piece (arm_hollow5x4mm_hole.stl) is hollow inside and the other (arm_solid_recess.stl) only has a recess to glue the cable in place. The base (base_hollow_12x140mm.stl) is 12mm thick, 140mm in diameter and is hollow inside, the second one (base_solid_8x140mm.stl) is only 8mm thick, also 140mm in diameter and is solid.
- 20cm of LED strip
- a matching power supply
- at least 2 M3x18 or M3x20(I used these) screws and nuts (metal or plastic should work)
- cables if needed
- optionally a latching push button
Assembly in general
Print the parts.
After printing, glue in the 20cm piece of LED strip into the lamp part, by using its adhesive back. Then solder depending on the lamp piece either the cables directly to the terminals of the strip or one wire of your power cable to one terminal of the strip and the other to the button. Pay attention to connect the right cable to the right terminal (+ to + and - to -). Then cut a short cable to go between the button and the strip and solder it in place. Glue the button in place. Now either run down the cable inside the recess and glue it in or feed the wires through the hollow part of the arms. If you chose the hollow base you can put some weight in it through the access hole on the bottom. Enjoy your lamp :)