Flower Light
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Flower Light

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These are USB powered flower shaped lights. They work with any standard USB power source.

Each flower took 4 hours to print at a layer height of 0.1 mm, 20% infill and a wall thickness of 0.8 mm. No support was needed - YAY!

After that I had do a bit of cleanup. Not too much :) I think the imperfections work well for organic shapes like this. From there I drilled holes and mounted the USB lights. Since they are printed in PLA (polylactic acid) the drill caused this bioplastic to soften and fill-in some of the void that was made. Sort of self healing and self gluing.

I made a gel version of ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic and used that to wrap around the base of the flower where the lights join into the flower to give it a smooth transition. That was then reinforced with cyanoacrylate (fast-acting adhesive).

Tools:
Ultimaker 2 3D Printer
Dremel
Exacto blade
PLA
ABS
Acetone
Metal

Software:
Meshmixer
Cura
Photoshop

Measurements: length 31.8cm - diameter 6.35cm (length 12.5in - diameter 2.5in)

* Want to own one of these? Check out my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/538812675/usb-flower-light?ref=pr_shop

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mematron
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210
Votes
5
Score
3.80 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 27, 2017 | 10:11 AM EDT
Category
Fine Art
File Info
1213 x 978 px
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795.2 kb
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