Glow in the Dark Lamp

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Alex Berger

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Alex Berger from Inventables
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Glow in the dark shade on a hardwood base

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Material Description Price
Glow in the Dark PLA 3D Printer Filament

Glow in the Dark PLA 3D Printer Filament

Type: Filament, Diameter: 1.75 mm, Material: PLA, Color: Green, Shade: Glow in the Dark, Spool Weight: 1 kg, 3D Printer Compatibility: RepRap

$34.99

Natural Cork Sheet

Natural Cork Sheet

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Type: Sheet, Species: Cork, Thickness: 1/4 in

Wenge

Wenge

6" × 12" × 1/2" Wenge

$12.49

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Night Light Base.svg

Wood Base

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hollow_cube.stl

3D Printed Cube

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3D Printing

3D print a 3" cube with 1/8" thick walls.

2

Milling

Mill your wood base. I made the pocket that the glowing shade sits in 1/8" deep. I used a speed of 22 and a depth per pass of 0.04" on the Shapeoko 2.

3

Adding Feet

Cut 1/4" thick cork into small circles. Glue them onto the bottom corners of the wood base.

Jeff Talbot
Can you post your STL file for the 3D print?
Jeff Talbot
Alex Berger
Hey Jeff, the file has been posted!
Alex Berger
Bryan Allebone
This is amazing! Does any one by chance have a source of someone who could do the 3D print portion for cost of materials. I'd love to have one or two for our group here in Omaha, but we only have a Shapeoko and no cash for a printer. (it's a school age non-profit group)
Bryan Allebone
Alex Berger
Thanks Bryan! You may want to check out the Omaha Maker Group. There's also a makerspace (with a 3D printer) at the Omaha Children's Museum; that could be good depending on the age of your school kiddos :)
Alex Berger
Robert Marschik
Excellent project idea. Have you ever considered the PhotoLuminescent 1/4" translucent sheet material Illuminare at www.agcomarble.com ? It has a brighter and longer glow than 3D filament it seems...
Robert Marschik
Alex Berger
Wow Robert, that material looks really cool. Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check it out.
Alex Berger