I created the fish lantern as a night light for my daughter and thought that others my also want to create the same light for themselves or children.
The Fin, Eyes, Mouth and Tentacle will need to be located and glued in place, I used super glue and a hot glue gun.
The tentacle is printed is 2 halves and will also need to be glues together.
The bottom nut and the tentacle bottom are threaded to allow access after you have finished your build do not glue these parts.
The lamp has been design that it can be used as a:
A night light with the 1 or 2 neo-pixel rings thus you would print parts 12 and 13 to mount the led ring and arduino nano
A night light with your own custom leds or led bulb, each fin also has a 8 mm hole to mount a small LED if you wanted, thus you would print part 14 instead and or customize your own disk to mount your setup. (89.4 mm x 3 mm disk with a 20 mm center hole)
- As a money box, instead print parts 4 - b and 15, this is a coin slot and a blank disk to seal off the lantern. (coin slot at 100% is 7 mm x 40 mm)
If you went with option 2 you will require the following, you will also find the arduino code and the electrical schematics attached
1 x 7 LED NEOPIXEL RING - RGB WS2812
1 x 24 LED NEOPIXEL RING - RGB WS2812 (ID 72 mm OD 85 mm)
1 x ARDUINO NANO
1 x 1000UF 16V ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR
2 x RESISTOR 470 OHM - 1/4W 5%
4 x RESISTOR 10K OHM - 1/4W 5%
4 x PUSH 12MM BUTTON - BLACK
1 x USB a cable + Light Switch
You will also require 8 x 1 mm screws 8 mm long to secure the neo pixel rings and the arduino nano.
I used a 8% cura gyroid infill with 5 layer top and bottom.
Supports are required on the following Parts
80° for the following Parts 3-ii, 3-iii, 3-iv, 6, 7 , 11
60 to 70° for part 1 would be recommended I went with 80° but added custom supports on the belly of the fish, but i ended with a rough pattern on the belly (that I sanded out) from the warping of the PLA, but with correct cooling and speeds I'm sure this can be sorted.
Getting the body to fit on the anycubic
1 - Rotate the fish 45° and center the fish
2 - when you add supports and plate adhesion they might fall out of the build area as the mouth is close to the edge, reduce the length or width of the plate adhesion to get it to slice.