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LED Skull Lantern

by Festus440 Oct 2, 2014
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Any suggestions for supports for the bottom section? I've tried print this 3 times, but the supports for the bone holders always seem to break off. I haven't tried tree supports. I also wondered if printing it upside down would work better.

Tree supports were the answer. Worked great and looks great too.

dude! yes! this is the tits!

how do you add support structures

on peu y mettre une petite bougie? genre chauffe plat

a small candle can be put there? type flat heater

Make sure to add support structures in your slicing software!

Awesome.this will be my first print.

You will need to add supports structures in your slicer software.
I'll send you a message.

I'm having issues printing the lid. Do you have any advice? Specific issues are with the lip section. Supports are made to print the lip of the lid onto, but the bridging is having issues. Could you share your settings with me?

I made a bottom plate for your lamp - I wanted the bottom enclosed to keep the light from "leaking" out. Once I made it, it turned out to have a nice colorizing effect on the light -- well, as much effect as you can have with a small, yellow, flickering LED light. :) And when the lamp is at or below the viewer's eye-line, it provides an interesting appearance.

Here's the model and pics: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:518556

Bottom plate for Festus440's LED Skull Lantern

Thanks for the kind words and great suggestion!

I started working on a plain version with an oval cutout that I will post later that isn't Halloween specific. Might be nice to put lithophanes in the panel slots.

I've just printed two of them - very nice design - thanks!. I'd post pics, but they look just like yours.

For those considering printing one, know that everything except the light holder and the panels requires support. OK, you could probably get away printing the handle without supports, but the little shaft knobbies would probably sag a bit.

Anyway, while the pieces were printing, I thought how cool it would be with a pumpkin cutout and a jack-o-lantern panel insert -- with translucent orange panels. Maybe something besides bones on the corners. Or maybe bones would be just fine.

Probably too late for this Halloween, but you might consider it for the next one.

Sure. I can do a plain version. I'll work on it this weekend.

I love the design and want to print several (home, office, friends). I was wondering. Would you be able to post a re-mix with an oval cut-out instead of the skull cut-out? I would like to create different image plates, as a learing skull may not be suitable for my workplace.

Still going to print one out anyway! Thanks for the great work!

I uploaded a DXF file of the Face Panel (R12 format)

The remix is here:

LED Skull Lantern, sans Bones
by sand1

Thanks for the kind words from everyone!

Yes you will need to have supports for the bottom. (Or use the remix version without the bones.)
I used break away support for my prototype and it cleaned up with no problem. (I used PLA.)

I can create a vector version of the face panel. DXF okay?

Very nice design. However, I'm not seeing the no-bones remix version in the files list or the zip file.

Does it take some time before Thingiverse puts it up?

Did you use supports for the bottom? Specifically, the part where you mount the bones looks like it would need them, but could be a real pain to clean up.

what about the face panel in a vector format so it could be laser cut?? that would open up many possibilities..

Cool Idea, Thanks for sharing.

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