Last summer I decided to see if I could design a lamp that could be built from laser cut parts. I first created the body in Solidworks, then exported the pieces to Rhino where I created the assembly and constellation designs.
I'm calling it a "Constellation Lamp", but this design can actually be whatever you want. I designed the lamp so that the panels are interchangeable; you can make your own sets!
Full instructions can be found on my Instructable
-3mm birch plywood (18x24" sheet)
-Socket base (that fits MR11 bulbs)
-Female power jack adapter
-12V power supply adapter
-Super glue (quick drying)
-[Optional] Wood finish
-This was saved in Rhino, and exported to DXF and SVG. If you don't use Rhino, I would recommend trying to import the DXF file first (that one successfully imported for me); I haven't tested the SVG, and it may be missing some parts
-If you use a difference thickness plywood, you will need to modify the grids that connect the pieces
-If you use a different socket base then me, you may need modify the diameter of the laser cut piece that holds it