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Stars for Christmas Decoration - LED light

3D model description

This Christmas decoration star is illuminated with an LED strip.

I designed it to have a nice advent decoration with functions also as an ambience light.

Some details about the designing process you can explore in my video. (German language)
https://youtu.be/e-ejxozyQkI

I provide also DIY-Kits with already printed stars and the proper LED-stripe:
http://ewap.ch/produkt/stern-als-adventsdekoration/

See the video form ScienceMadeFunner. He made a video as he printed this thing. His modification is wonderful. https://youtu.be/lkWRz-czdd0

3D printing settings

Printer Brand:
RepRap

Printer:
Prusa i3

Rafts:
No

Supports:
No

Resolution:
0.2mm

Infill:
20%

Notes:
The parts are designed to print with a extrusion width of 0.4mm. Why this is important i explain in the video. But for short, it is because of the vertical wall thickness is 0.8mm.
Some slicers like Sli3r need a extrusion width settings of 0.44mm to get perimeters with 0.4mm width.

Main design features
I like to bring up the following design features:

The Wall thickness is optimized to give a uniform light distribution
The two half of the star mount without any additional connecting element
There are two ways to mount the star ( #1 to a 5mm rod or #2 to a wall) in both ways the groove has his function!
The LED stripe form-fit to his position. Because glue will not hold enough over time.
Again you can watch my YouTube Video where i explain it in German.

The Stars you have to print. Then you need some 10mm wide and 74mm long LED-stripes. For isolation some shrink tubing is recommended.

DIY-Kit
All the Items from the Picture above you can order from me.
http://ewap.ch/produkt/stern-als-adventsdekoration/

If you just need the LED stripe you can order it on Amazon:
http://amzn.to/2fjGaPn

  • 3D model format: STL

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