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Circuit Playground Lantern

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (2 votes)
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3D model description

UPDATE: July 5th 2017 Added version with a port hole for USB cables – Allows you to power the CircuitPlayground without a battery!

This is an enclosure designed specifically for the Adafruit Circuit Playground. The Circuit Playground board is secured to the enclosure using 4x M3 (5mm long) machine screws.

Adafruit Circuit Playrgound Classic

The "Gothic Lantern" was designed by Sonia Verdu.

To respect Sonia's license, we are not permitted to include her STLs or post this as a remix. We can only offer the STL and source file of our enclosure design.

3D printing settings

Printer Brand:






0.6mm nozzle allows for faster print time. Sliced using Simplify3D.

BCN3D Sigma R17
Black / Natural PLA Filament
20hrs 30min total print time
X:160 Y:139 Z:178mm base dimensions
.5mm layer / .6mm nozzle
30% Infill / 3mm retraction dist.
235C extruder / 40C bed
660G of material used
60mm/s printing speed

How I Designed This

Fusion 360
I designed this in Fusion 360. The model of the circuit playground board can be downloaded here:

The circuit playground enclosure can be downloaded here:

Watch my Layer by Layer tutorial on YouTube to see how I designed it.


List of parts and hardware used.

1x Circuit Playground
1x 500mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery
1x Slide Switch
4x M3 (5mm long) machine screws Phillips flat head
4x #10-36 (1inch long) machine screws Phillips flat head

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • cp-lantern-holder.stl
    • cp-usb-lantern-holder.stl

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  • Publication date: 2017-07-06 at 12:05





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