1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

Pixel Covers for 3D Printer

Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by lithgowlights, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. lithgowlights

    lithgowlights Senior Elf

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    748
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Lithgow, NSW
    Find Me On:
    Inspired by Phil's excellent Pixel covers, I designed a slightly different shaped cover that is more suited to what I wanted to achieve. I am not going to sell these, but for those of you who have a printer, you can grab the design over at Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:892479 and print your own. If you want copies of covers, I'd suggest seeing Phil for his design, as I have no plans on printing these for other people - I have more than enough to print for myself, and then I have to start on the Pixel 3D stars

    The pic below compares a bare LED to one with my cover, and I am very happy with the results. Now to go and print a couple of thousand....
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
    dam that is very nice LL job well done
     
  3. DrNeutron

    DrNeutron Just starting in this crazy hobby

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Glace Bay
    Nice job, looks like it fits like a glove.
    I am definitely going to ask Santa for a 3D printer this year, I can't believe how much they have come down in price.
     
  4. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Albion Park NSW
    Find Me On:
    Looks great David, you would be happy with that result
     
  5. gerry

    gerry Senior Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Surrey Hills,Melbourne
    Very nice .

    Are these the same that you or Ben showed at the Sydney mini ?
     
  6. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    4
    Find Me On:
    The thing I love about these posts on the uses of 3d printers is that it increasingly justifies my need for purchasing a new toy.... um... I mean printer of the 3d kind :D
    The cover looks great.
     
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Albion Park NSW
    Find Me On:
    Give the wife a business case and tell her it will save money in the long run to be able to make your own Im not sure if there is much truth to this but she wont know
     
  8. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    4
    Find Me On:
    Yes somehow I must make it sound like women's logic when it comes to shopping - "I saved $150 on this pair of shoes".
    Saved??
     
  9. DanJ

    DanJ Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow that is waaay cool
     
  10. JPB

    JPB Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Glenwood
    Nice work Lithgow.
    Now the serious questions, what does each one cost and how long does it take to print one?

    I am in the same boat as Logan, would love a 3D printer, need to do a cost benefit analysis for the financial controller. And I get the saved money by buying something line used on me as well. Funny thing it never works when it try.
     
  11. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    claremont meadows
    COOL. Got to get one of those
     
  12. bjpc2716

    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    melbourne
    Find Me On:
    sweet I might ortder some from you
     
  13. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    4
    Find Me On:
    Yes I'd be interested to know also what the cost of one works out to be.
     
  14. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    4
    Find Me On:
    What brand/type of 3D printers are people using and recommend for the home user
     
  15. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Albion Park NSW
    Find Me On:
    for price and features you will find it hard to go past the flashforge brand

    I use the flashforge Dreamer where phil and some others use the flashforge Creator pro, both have similar specs and work great for the money
     

Share This Page