We're making a 3D printed moon lamp with a customised stand! Find out how we made it and how you can too!
What can this project do?
This project is a remake of the original moonlamp which you can find here:https://www.instructables.com/High-Detailed-Moon-Lamp/ .
We've added Whadda's mascot Whaddy with Meshmixer (a 3D model program) so that it looks like a Whaddy shadow on the moon. We also made a sharp looking stand for it. The Moonlamp can be powered with any decent power supply. In our case it was a 24VDC and a normal white 24V led strip. The brightness is adjustable with a potentiometer, and we also built in a handy power jack.
- 1x 3D printed moon lamp
- 1x 3D printed LED holder
- 3x side plate
- 1x back plate
- 1x cross plate1
- 1x cross plate2
- 1x base plate
- 10cm of 24VDC LED strip (or any LED strip you prefer)
- 24VDC power supply (make sure to use the rigt power according to your LED strip)
- 1x DC jack (optional)
- 1x potentiometer 1-10K (optional)
- soft electrical wires
- heat shrinks
- 3D printer
- soldering iron
- glue gun
Prepping the build
3D printing the MOON and LED HOLDER
As mentioned before, all info on the original moonlamp can be found here https://www.instructables.com/High-Detailed-Moon-Lamp/
The STL files can be downloaded here:
Printing the template for the stand
We have made the pedestral out of PCB material on our PCB milling machine. But you can make it out of cardboard, 3D print it or make it with whatever you want :). Below is the template that you can download and print out to use it yourself!
Prepping the connections
The connection sheme can be found below, we've added a potentiomer to adjust the brightness and build in a DC plug to power the moon lamp. You can also connect your ledstip directly to a power supply, but in that case you can't adjust the brightnes and it's not very handy...