The very first easy-to-print, modular and customizable lamp on Thingiverse!
Shaped on the twenty-faced Platonic solid, the icosahedron, this lamp is made of 20 interconnected ad fast to print identical tiles, one for each face.
When lit, this wonderful lamp will cast a fantastic geometric shade pattern all around your room, immersing you in a dream atmosphere.
The lamp consists of:
- 20 triangular tiles
- 1 base
- 1 halogen / LED small 12V lamp
- 1 standard halogen lamp mount
- 2 m3 screws
- 1 power transformer 220V to 12V
- Some toothpics
You can find the electric stuff in any electrician's shop.
!!!NEW!!! Check also the new tile collection!
ASSEMBLE AD EDIT:
I designed the entire lamp so to be easy and fast to print. Each tile takes about 20 minutes to be printed. Once they're printed you will need to assemble them using short pieces cut from some toothpics (easy to find and cheap stuff). The so-mounted icosahedron will fit perfectly onto the base.
I also added the .3df and .step model of a non carved tile, so you designers can use it to create your own tiles! Until you don't modify the joints and the overall shape of the tile it will be fully compatible with any other you already printed.
I'm only asking you to credit me whenever you create your own tile and upload it. I hope we will together create a wonderful collection of tiles! ☺
FOR SCIENTIFIC PEOPLE:
For people more interested in mathematics and sciences, the icosahedron belongs to the point group Ih, which contains:
- 12 five-fold axis
- 20 three-fold axis
- 15 two-fold axis
- 1 inversion centre
- 44 two-fold rotoreflection axis
This is a common simmetry in chemistry, adopted by some molecules and in a lot of crystals, and also in biology: you can find some viruses ad radiolaria shaped like this.
You should use different settings for the tiles and for the base.
Absolutely easy to print; to have them perfect just make sure your hotbed is perfectly leveled and print the firs layer very slowly. I suggest you to add also a skirt, or a brim if you experience adhesion issues
A bit longer print, but still an easy one. No particular care is needed, neither support or brim.
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