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)
I provide also DIY-Kits with already printed stars and the proper LED-stripe:
See the video form ScienceMadeFunner. He made a video as he printed this thing. His modification is wonderful. https://youtu.be/lkWRz-czdd0
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.
All the Items from the Picture above you can order from me.
If you just need the LED stripe you can order it on Amazon: