Solar Geode City #3DPrinting #3DThursday

from Solar Geode City #3DPrinting #3DThursday
by Jessie Mae

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LDHall77 shared this project on Thingiverse!

This is a solar lighting source to sirofsky’s beautiful Geode City. The example LED holder file/pictured is a little rough, but is functional only. The LED’s are 5mm diameter with space for the wiring on the back and is just hot-glued in. The rope/string lights did not direct enough light outward, so I replaced them with the three LED’s and the lighting works very well. You want to use fairly clear/translucent filament. The interior white/translucent city piece is printed with Solutech Glow in the Dark, but it really doesn’t glow much. Previously tried a translucent PETG green, but it blocked too much light.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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