Tree Topper - illuminated Star of David

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Tree Topper - illuminated Star of David by BSchuler Dec 2, 2012
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Another in the multi-cultural holiday ornament series. This to top your tree or bush with a glowing flourish


There are two parts, the lighting element is optional. The star features a hollow core which will directly slip over the top branch. If you do not ad lighting thats it.

If you choose to illuminate, use standard 9V LED strip lighting (available on Amazon). Cut to size and fold in half. Print the 9V battery holder assembly (which will clip to the base of star). Prepare the snap-on 9v batterv connector (available at Radio Shack) by adding longer leads and either soldering to LED strip or use a snap connector. (a switch could be added if desired) Insert the battery into the holder assembly then slip the strip into the Star core sideways so the lighting illuminates both sides. Slide the star into the Battery holder (the shorter clip) then slide the entire assembly over tree top the longer clip.

Print at .25 layer height (or better) with translucent PLA or I expect white ABS would work. fill should not be greater than 10% for best illumination.

Turn on Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is here" and enjoy a Potato Latke.

Files are on TinkerCad.

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Nice.  Mine I posted 15 hours ago and is just a plain version but we were both thinking about this, it seems, about the same time. :)

Yup - says something about our Saturday nights. Modeling at the Geek Disco