Aviation inspired desk lamp

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Aviation inspired desk lamp by dan3088 May 4, 2014
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Iv based this lamp on the one created on channel 4s supersize salvage. On the show they recycled an airbus a320 in to resalable furniture and novelty's. One of the creations was a desk lamp made from the planes seats that retailed for 700 pound. This lamp will be considerably less than 700 pound so print and enjoy.


Print the spacer plate, leg plate, body, spine and lampshade. Or print two front legs and two back legs, two spine spacers and two body spacers if your printer will not accommodate or you want different colours. You will require 3mm bolts and nuts of various lengths to attach every thing together. Refer to the pictures and to assembled.stl to show you where the various spacers go and which way to place the legs. Their is a channel running in the middle of the lamp to run cable to the lamp shade for you light. I used a 9v high powered smd I have included a frame for the smd. I have included supports for the body where needed so print that part with out rafts or supports enabled.

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Now that's what I call a cool desk lamp! great design !

@Dan3088, you will love this new lamp's shade I did :-)


p.s. I found out recently there is a special name for those kind of objects "upcycling design".

Aviation inspired desk lamp / Shade (*** redesigned)
by vasilyd

Hi. Great design.

I printed all in 2 colors (silver and white) and finishing the lamp shade now.

Now I came to the final topic - LED mounting. Which LED did you use ? I find 3 mounting elements to print (file led_holder_plate.stl) but do not get which LED to use. Seams you used some square LED panel. Which one ? any tip ?

I also redesigned the legs to some more solid design. have a look if you like it.

back leg: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1167051
front leg: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1167238
holding nut: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1172861

Crank Arm
by vasilyd
Crank Arm 2 (small)
by vasilyd
Special nut with square profile (pair set)
by vasilyd

hi thanks i like your leg redesign i bought them as a job lot off ebay all i know is they are 9 volt smd with a built in heat sink.

hi thanks i like your leg redesign i bought them as a job lot off ebay all i know is they are 9 volt smd with a built in heat sink.

hi thanks i like your leg redesign i bought them as a job lot off ebay all i know is they are 9 volt smd with a built in heat sink.

It never occurred to me me to use the strips I can't wait to see how yours turns out. And thank you for the kind words

Really nice design, have you considered using an EL (Electroluminescent Panel) for the light source, the tabs you added are perfect for that. I also feel when printed in black the is lamp has almost a cyberpunk vibe to it, and I'm printing it out as i type this :). I'm gonna try to get some EL panels and make a really cool piece!
Keep up the good work!

hi there I printed everything using makerware's standard or high settings the infill is only 10% for the standard and 15% for the high setting. were u printing ABS or PLA?

Do you have any hints for printing? what infill did you use? Support? that kind of thing. I'm just starting the body for the 4th time...I got to 5:40 hours of a 7:05 hour print yesterday when one end came up...heartbreaking. I was using a heated bed and a raft, but I suspect the 50% infill was to much mass as it cooled and it warped. I'm going to turn the infill way down and see if I'm right...