3D Printed lightsaber has a glowing kyber crystal #3DPrinting #3DThursday

from 3D Printed lightsaber has a glowing kyber crystal #3DPrinting #3DThursday
by Jessie Mae

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You can find a 3D printed lightsaber in just about every size and shape to mimic every instance of the weapon you can think of, but the version we have today is a bit different as it focuses on what’s inside every one of them: a kyber crystal.

Maker Philipp Kruppe has recreated the internal of a lightsaber complete with this important element that glows thanks to some transparent filament and LEDs embedded in the print.

Krupped tells us that this project started with modelling the print in Solid Edge, a CAD programme from Siemens that we don’t see used too often by those featured in our 3D Print of the Day series.

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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