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Lampe - Fully 3D Printed Designer Lamp

by FLOWALISTIK Jun 26, 2016
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Did you print the connectors with support? And in wich direction did you print them? With the rounded part to the top or bottom?
I get a lot of warping on the round section when printing it. I didn't used support and had the rounded part to the bottom.

Edit: I ended up printing it with the roundet section to the top and with support, else I always had a lot of warping.

Hi ;

You have amazing and useful designs.

May I request something ? You may think it as feedback.
Could you please share estimated printing cost (maybe only material cost) of your design ? You may also share printing time. Of course printing cost and price will change by time but it will give some idea anyway.

I know there are some calculating application on internet and we can also request quote from some company. I already did :)
But it will be easier for some people new to 3d printing (like me) :)))) it will also give some idea how 3D printing efficient nowadays.

Thank you for your consideration.

Thanks a lot man! By the way, did you know that you were visionary? (see attachment)

Wonderful design!
Love the simplicity of the lines!

I'll make easy wall mount holder for fixing on the wall.


Lampe wall holder
by SnyX

I've printed the minimal body and the connector (looks great) but can't see how the screen connector will (with the lamp opening in the center) will fit the body (with the lamp opening more to the top). Am I missing something or is there no screen connector for the minimal body?

It took 10 hrs to print the minimal body so it would be a bit of a shame to throw it out.

The white part with texture choise is at cure (my software) a solid block instead of just an edge / corner.
Is it possible to change this in your design so I can print this aswell?

I am looking forward to your reply,

Thankyou in advance

Find the "Spiralize Outer Contour" box under "Special Modes" and check it.

This is such a beautiful design! I will print this very soon.


I also like the design of the lamp and want to create an case with the same square surface structure.

What software have you used to create the design?

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How does the screen connector connect to the minimal body frame? Seems the hole is in the wrong place for it to connect properly.

How does the screen connector connect to the minimal body frame? Seems the hole is in the wrong place for it to connect properly.

Can't / Don't know how to remove top/bottom wall in cura. Any hints on how to do that so I can print the Lamp screen? Thank you

You need to set the infill to 0% and then you need to find an option box called "top/bottom thickness" and set it to 0 (this is for Cura 2.1 and above). For the old Cura you need to find the top/bottom walls option and disable it.

Thank you ! Found the options (already checked by using the layers view). This means the lamp will be open from the top, It will be seen the interior from the top, right ?

Thank you and wonderful design !

Can you please provide the vertical screen with a 0.4mm thickness, I'm not able to edit to remove the ends


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Look good. Not too bright that can protect your eyes.

I've been following your progress on Instagram, looks great!
Excited to test this out and use as precedent with some of my students.

Great design - like it. Thanks for your great work and thanks for sharing it.

You already said that different bulb holders have different sizes - how about offering a more customizable format than STL? Something like STEP or similar would enable us to import into some decent CAD software and do modifications.

Be sure I'm trying to export the STEP files so anyone can customize the lamp as they want. It may take me some days, but it's a priority. If your lightbulb fitting is small compared to the hole, you may want to print an adapter or use some tape to make the diameter bigger.

be careful when using incandescent light bulb it can get things on fire!

I already suggest using LED light bulbs in the description, but next week I will make a proper BOM and will share with all of you some tests I'm running with different types of light bulbs.

anyone know how to get this shade to print hollow for some reason its printing a solid block

the screen files show a solid block is the shade hollow or are the file pics just showing a solid block

In a previous comment other user asked about this. I decided to share the lamp screen as solid blocks to give the user the possibility to print them hollow (only one wall, no infill) and without bottom and/or top layers. This way is less problematic with most of the printers, but during the next days I will share hollow print screens and some extra information.

Please, that would be great, my software and printer ,I have no way of making them hollow, so if you could upload hollow tops with the three designs would really appreciate it.one slight other problem I've hit, I've printed the top connector with hole, and its base is extremely thin , it's ok, but thin.also, not sure if anyone else had this problem, the two connectors, way thicker than the slots...I'm ok though just more sanding lol.
Hopefully finishing mine tomorrow , going with red and white, so if you could do the hollow, would really help me...and can I say, a brilliant design...thank you.

The connectors are tight, so the tolerance between the connector and the hole is really small. Depending on the 3D printers and its calibration it will be recommended to sand it.

About the lamp screen, tell me which design you want and the wall thickness and I will make it. In the future, remember that this design is published under CC license, so feel free to create new lamp screen with any design you want,

Thanks mate really appreciate it, I've never done any design side, but if you can a large square design if you can.

I didn't get you latest comment. Tell me one of the three lamp screen (vertical, horizontal or square) you want and the wall thickness. I will do one and share it or send it to you.

Yea sorry, I would like the square if possible, or if not too much trouble one of each, but one is ok if you can't do all 3, as for thickness I'm not sure I'll leave that up to you.
Really appreciate this, as I plan this as a birthday gift for a friend.

I've got bad news for you. My computer is really old and not made for 3D design, and when designing the square pattern lamp screen it crashes as it's never done before. I will try to create hollow vertical and horizontal lamp screen, but I think that the square pattern will be impossible for me, at least while I have this old laptop.

No problem mate, any will do if you can, I guess if anyone is reading this and could also try to make the holo files, and stick them up would help folks like me.
Thanks again for your time.?

I will certainly do at least the hollow version of the horizontal and vertical stripes lamp screen, it's just that the square pattern has too many polygons, and creating a shell just makes my laptop go crazy and fail. I will let you know when I upload them!

Designers choice of colours makes them look like cigarettes.

Arrrghhhh! It cannot be unseen now!

Let's chalk it up to a subliminal inspiration to your art. Are you perhaps struggling with quitting smoking? LOL!

Superb design, I would like to see how it will be in dark.

Next week I will share the BOM and some pictures of the lamp working (with different light bulbs).

Can you please post the "experimental" crystal lamp screen design and the links to where you got your electronics, including the color changing LED bulb? Thanks!

in the pictures theres a lamp with those 'cuboids' design. any way you could make that file available?

I guess you are referring to the kryptonite lamp screen. You can download it here, it's fully compatible.


Wouldn't an incandescent bulb get hot enough to melt plastic?

Using ABS, nGen or some materials that withstand more heat than PLA would be recommended, but so far the tests I did with incandescent light bulbs were very small (less than 1 hour), and I preferred to use LED light bulbs (the changing color ones fit perfectly and allow you to control the brightness (and color, of course!).

Very Nice model! It's something different, a really nice touch to have the wood matched with the white.

Is there much of a quality difference in person with ngen white vs standard PLA? Seems great in the pics

The quality difference is not big, it's more of a printing temperature issue as I print the lamp screwwn with just one wall, which may lead to combing. I'd say temperature setting and speed are 2/3 of the result and the material use is the other 1/3.

It's a cute design. The colors and general shape remind me of an old record player I had as a kid. That kind of tanned, pebbly texture was common in educational toys of the 1970s and 80s.

Hey, I've been working on trying to make a lamp for an LED bulb, so I tried printing this but realized that it is too small. I went to modify it but it is not allowing me to make any modifications. If you could please make base that allows for a larger bulb, that would be awesome (I believe it is 38mm in diameter). If not, could your please modify the design just so that the base has the little bulb-plug-holder-thing cut off? I found that just the bulb and ring work almost as a washer in holding it together, although I'm afraid the thickness may not allow for the larger bulb. Thanks!

Please tell me which diameter would you like and I will make the design and add it to the collection. I will make different sizes at the size of the fitting changes depending on the manufacturer.

Very pretty lamp, love it.

in the pics it looks like the shade is hollow..but when i load the file it's just a solid chunk.

You are right. The model is solid, you need to print it hollow and with no bottom and top layers.

"The lamp screens need to be printed without bottom or top walls, 0% infill and with one perimeter (0.4mm wall, 0.1 layer height and the lowest printing temperature possible to avoid combing)".

I tried different lamp screen thickness, but in the end I decided to share "solid" lamp screen in order to allow everyone to print them with the thickness they preferred (one layer can be difficult to print, two may be too thick...).

i would not know how to remove the upper & bottom layer. Please provide stl ready to print.

Some slicing softwares will allow you to directly not print the bottom and top layers. I will make some versions ready to be printed (0.4mm wall), but they may not be printed perfectly.