Customizable open-source 3D printed articulating lamp.Designed by Igor's Lab in Brazil
What is it? 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 lik…Read More…
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. That's why I designed this 3D printed articulating lamp, which can be configured according to your needs. You can use it to equip your lab, workshop, maker/hackerspace, etc. And doing that, you'll support my future creations and help me to share new designs to makers everywhere!
I started working with 3D printing in 2017, the year I got my first printer and started to venture into 3D modeling and printing. At the time I spent more and more time in the improvised laboratory in a bedroom, doing different experiments with 3D printing and electronics. And the first challenge I faced was to print my own tools to better organize and enjoy my space. It was in this context that I decided that I needed to improve the lighting of my workbench. I searched the internet for different models, but none adapted to my requirements. It was then that I came across with the Articulating, Wall-Mounted, Magnetic Phone Mount designed by Kenneth Haynie . And that's where this Remix started! The model, used as a mobile phone holder, has been transformed into an articulated luminaire. With the permission of the original author, I remodeled all the pieces following a similar pattern, and after I finished and satisfied with the result, I decided to share it with the community.
This model was extremely well accepted and even featured on Thingiverse, one of the largest, if not the largest, platform for sharing models for 3D printing! The model became a hit with over 220,000 views, 36,000 downloads and 7,800 likes! To help users print and assemble their own pieces, I shared a tutorial here in Instructables which, to my second surprise, was awarded in the Plastics Contest of 2017 with almost 20,000 views! And what surprised me the most is that other users started to print and create their own remixes! At the time of publication of this article, more than 60 lamps had already been produced and shared. For me, it was a surprise to know that people all over the world liked the model so much that they spent hours of their lives printing and posting versions of my project. In the end, the project has evolved to become a kind of kit, such as a LEGO-lamp, in which users can make different combinations and form different structures.
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!
Lamp, connector and wires not included! You can find it in electrical hardware stores on online:
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