Nuke Lamp

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Nuke Lamp by MaximSachs Mar 19, 2012
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This is my status so far in designing a lamp with a mushroom cloud as the lamps body. I want to fill the free space inside it with leds, drill a hole into the sides and connect them to a usb caple. That way they can be connected to the computer and also using an adaptor.

You can find the turntable gif animation and extra informarion here:

If you enjoy my work, I would appreciate a small bitcoin donation to 1MSachsBbZJjBg83nEsTv95oLuQmnmZnGu.

Original idea from:
(However the idea was just used as inspiration no 3d model was copied.)

Printing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoO_P_FkHqM
Clean up process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM2uRqu7NM8

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The guy wanted almost $1.5k for the original lamp?! Yikes! Your version looks better anyway. Thumbs up!

Anybody who knows how much this object weighs when printed in ABS?

I think this would use a lot less support material if you printed it up side down.

slic3r 1.2.6 generating support forever...

hey how did you program such awesome raft support?

how do you color the lamp?

Outstanding lamp. Would you be interested in your design being featured on the 3dfilemarket.

Thank you for this great night light :)

what leds are you guys using? i used translucent abs and have two leds inside... but its rather dimm.

Maybe you could try printing at a lower wallthickness.. I used 3v 5mm leds

Oh man, this lamp (or rather, the $1500 one that popped up years ago online) was the reason I got interested in 3D printing in the first place! I've been looking for / trying to make a decent looking one of and on for a while. Thank you so much for posting this and I will probably print one for my desk later this week!

just print shells?

I would recommend to use some infill since there are faces on the top part of the model that would otherwise require a lot of well calibrated bridging. Also consider whether you want to place leds inside..

saw this on 9gag - props to you sir

this thing really doesnt print well at all......the side parts which are lower than the base just print in open air

yeah thats true. Unfortunately I don't have good ideas to split it up into supportless printable pieces without adding a lot of internal walls. Until somebody has a great idea we have to use a lot of supportmaterial.

WHen I download the file, it seems solid... is this just a base? or is the entire thing solid?

thats right. The entire thing is solid. I didnt really model the extra space for the leds. But you can make a hole in the base by drilling.

This.. This is why I have a 3d printer. Printed, dipped 3 seconds in acetone to give it a slight "rubbery" finish.
At first I used a drill bit to punch a hole in the bottom, but the acetone finished the job. Inserted a 3v led with taped button batteries. 
Now it glows.
I'm happy.

"The lamp consists of 2 parts and is currently available to purchase at a price of... wait for it... €1369.6" -- http://www.shapeways.com/model/287682/nuke-lamp.htmlhttp://www.shapeways.com/model...

haha :D yeah, well I cannot neglect a certain inspiration from that! I saw it on shapeways and thought it was waay overpriced, so I made my own. :D But it is 100% my design so I didnt copy any part of the model..

I'll be printing yours up next, but I think it could be bigger if it were in two parts (cloud plus base), with a hole in the base for the wire and where both parts would "fit" together. (not necessarily perfectly, but just allowing the cloud to rest on the base.. maybe some conical union)
Cloud's Inside could also be emptied better.

That is a good Idea! I might look into that in the future.. Maybe some interlocking pins at the cut area would be possible.. but Im in my exam period right now.. so it might take a while until an updated version arives.