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BrunoKrishna

I am thinking of create an USB desktop Lamp with the design 3D printed and a button to press to Switch on/off a bulb or some led.
I don't really know what I need to use other than the Arduino and I'm open to any suggestions.
Thanks you so much!

cloxart

I hardly see why you need an arduino for this... is not a switch good enough?

robtillaart

You could use the arduino to see that someone is near before switching on/off the lamp (movement)
or
the color of the lamp dims if there is no more sound
or
the color changes based on frequency spectrum of the sounds
or
the lamp goes on with a secret knock
or
the lamp sends high speed data to light sensors by sending a millisecond byte every second
or
the lamp can be remote controlled by the RC of the TV
or
the lamp can be controlled freely over the internet (so anyone can switchon/off your light - fun)
or
the lamp shows with a special color that the toilet is occupied
or
the lamp matches the colors of the TV
or
anything you can think of ....



Rob Tillaart

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BrunoKrishna

I hardly see why you need an arduino for this... is not a switch good enough?
It needs to be USB rechargeable, so maybe do you think i need just a battery connected to a led and a Switch?

robtillaart

Rob Tillaart

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wolframore

I'm still not sure why we need an arduino to take 5v from USB and a switch to turn on a lamp?  You just need a USB socket and a switch and LED.  Am I missing something?
Bad boys rate our young girls but Violet goes willingly :)
- this is a mnemonic from BEC

jimLee

I'm still not sure why we need an arduino to take 5v from USB and a switch to turn on a lamp?  You just need a USB socket and a switch and LED.  Am I missing something?
Well yeah, the Arduino! :D

-jim lee
PNW Ardiuno & Maker club
1012 9Th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221 (Around the back of building)

niamishra


Step 1: What You Will Need

LED Strip Warm White
Swtich
DC jack
Wire Stripper
Heat Shrink
Heat Gun
PLA Filament
3D printer Used

Step 2: Designing the Lamp

I Started by taking the dimension of the toilet paper and then fired fusion 360 to start the design.
If you are new to Fusion 360 take a look at Instructables Class on Fusion 360.
https://www.instructables.com/class/3D-Design-Clas...
Anyways I started with a Polygon as I wanted a Polygon as the base. Then I extruded added a slot for the DC Jack and the switch and also created the holder for the roll.
Then I designed the shade or the Diffuser by using the polygon and spiralizing it.

Step 3: Tinning the Wire


Whatever it is you are soldering, you should 'tin' both contacts before you attempt to solder them. This coats or fills the wires or connector contacts with solder so you can easily melt them together. To tin a wire, apply the tip of your iron to the wire for a second or two, then apply the solder to the wire.

Step 4: Soldering the Components

After tinning the wire it was time to solder the components.First, we take the DC Jack is connected,
The Positive wire soldered to the Tip and the ground to the Sleeve.
After soldering a Heat shrink tube is applied and shrank with help of heat gun.
Then we solder the Switch to positive wire to the Switch and the other wire is left for the LED Strip.

Step 5: Slicing the Files

Now it's time to slice the Model.
For Slicing the base the fill was 10% and layer height was 0.15mm
For Slicing the shade we use a feature called Specialize the outer contour also known as VAse mode.
In this mode, the printer will just print the outer wall slowing incrementing the height.

Step 6: Printing

I have printed all the models on my Ender 2 printer.
Ther Ender is a Good Printer to have on ur workshop . Priced at 200$ it is easy to assemble and gives good quality print without tinkering a lot.
The Print took around 6 hours to complete.

Step 7: Filing the Slots

The slots might be a bit tight, therefore it can need filling .This was my case with the DC jack slot.
I gently filled it with a square file so that it can accommodate the DC Jack.
Note : Remeber not to fill hardly it might make the slot uneven.

Step 8: Fitting the Components

FIx the Switch, apply gentle push and it will slide inside.The take the DC jack and repeat the same process to fit it into the slot

Step 9: Wrap the Led Strip

Start by removing the 3m sticking tape paper attach a part of it on 35 degrees.
Then slowly start revolving the LED strip around the Roll .Take ur time to make sure the gaping is as uniform as possible.If not possible you and try again but try it to be aligned as spiral as possible.

Solder the LED strip now to positive wire coming out from the switch and the Ground from the jack.


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