3D printed articulating lamp
by MFG41BB77BD last updated Oct 11 2017
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*** Update (26/09/2017): New thing files added:

Arms with three different sizes: 100, 140 and 200 mm

New arm type: mixed arm design (hole at one end and a stud at the other). With this you can extend the reach of the lamp one arm at a time (rather than needing a pair of arms). This may replace the other two types of arms (male and female).

Having good lighting at your desk or at a reading location is essential for your visual comfort and the health of your eyes. Although, it is not always possible to find a lamp of your liking, or that does not occupy much space on your desk, limiting your work area. In project I made a 3D printed articulating lamp, which can be configured according to your needs.

Possibly the final product will be more expensive than ordinary lamps that you will find in stores. But none will be configurable like this, nor will will let you be proud to say that you did it by yourself! If you have a 3D printer or have access to one in your hacker/maker space, this is an interesting and useful project to equip your workshop and practice your 3D printing and modeling skills.

Adapted from Kenneth awesome Articulating, Wall-Mounted, Magnetic Phone Mount design into an articulating wall mounted LED lamp.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2448971

Full instructions at:

https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Articulating-LED-Lamp

Please vote on this project for Instructables Plastics Contest! :D

https://www.instructables.com/contest/plastics/

Be careful when working with electricity. Make sure there is no short circuit and just try to connect to the electrical power plug after making sure that all components are properly connected and double insulated. If you don't have enough experience working with electricity, as for others help. Don't touch any exposed wire or any metal part of the LED lamp after it's energized! Some LED spots have a metal heat sink. Avoid touching that part when the lamp is on!

Once there are exposed wires, it's not recommend to use it places accessible to children or animals. Under no circunstances use it close to wet surfaces!

It's and experimental design, so you might use it with caution.

Print Settings

Printer: Voolt3D

Rafts: No

Supports: Yes

Resolution: 0.2 mm

Infill: 20%

Notes:

Only the lamp holder part needed supports.

Full instructions at: https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Articulating-LED-Lamp

Post-Printing

I used a LED spotlight similar to this one:

http://bit.ly/2fAancq http://bit.ly/2yevGrP

Don't forget to check its voltage.

Be careful when working with electricity. Make sure there is no short circuit and just try to connect to the electrical power plug after making sure that all components are properly connected and double insulated. If you don't have enough experience working with electricity, as for others help. Don't touch any exposed wire or any metal part of the LED lamp after it's energized! Some LED spots have a metal heat sink. Avoid touching that part when the lamp is on!

Once there are exposed wires, it's not recommend to use it places accessible to children or animals. Under no circunstances use it close to wet surfaces!

It's and experimental design, so you might use it with caution!

Name File Type File Size (kb)
Icon arm-male-200.stl Model File (.STL) 581
Icon arm-mixed-100.stl Model File (.STL) 955
Icon arm-mixed-140.stl Model File (.STL) 919
Icon knob.stl Model File (.STL) 327
Icon arm-mixed-200.stl Model File (.STL) 873
Icon screw.stl Model File (.STL) 177
Icon lamp_holder.stl Model File (.STL) 713
Icon wall_mount.stl Model File (.STL) 170
Icon wall_joint.stl Model File (.STL) 640
Icon arm-female-100.stl Model File (.STL) 1,200
Icon arm-female-140.stl Model File (.STL) 1,178
Icon arm-male-100.stl Model File (.STL) 711
Icon arm-female-200.stl Model File (.STL) 1,167
Icon arm-male-140.stl Model File (.STL) 665
Icon 7d1486d1d954871512740ade0239d52b_preview_featured.jpeg Image File (.JPEG) 84
Icon preview_featured.jpeg Image File (.JPEG) 69
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3D printed articulating lamp uploaded by MFG41BB77BD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
Credit to Igor Albuquerque for the work of the same name at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2505394.

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