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Nozzles!: 3D printed themed lights and bauble decoration

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I made these initially as a joke and they turned out rather well so here they are. I am sure the lights could be used for other things than just Christmas!

There are 2 types of nozzle one with the end closed which I used for the lights so you don't get a beam of unfilterred light shining through and one with the end opened which I used for the bauble.

I used micro LED string lights but you could you larger you may just need to widen the hole

3D printing settings

I made these initially as a joke and they turned out rather well so here they are.

There are 2 types of nozzle one with the end closed which I used for the lights so you don't get a beam of unfiltered light shining through and one with the end opened which I used for the bauble.

All the examples were printed on the Elegoo Mars.

For the lights I used translucent resins which I then varnished using clear gloss acrylic to create a glassy look. the lights were a set of micro battery powered LEDs. I suggest you print a smaple light shade and test for fittings with any LEDs you might use. The cap was printed in black. The tolerances are pretty tight, so again I suggest testing (you may want to increase scale on X and Y if you have some issues). Lights were fitted using a hot glue gun.

The bauble used an opaque filament which I then primed and covered with gold leaf Rub n Buff and sealed with clear gloss acrylic. The jewels are 3mm crystals which should just push into place. There is a cap with a hook on it that will suit the bauble better.

These should print well on and FDM printer too but you may need to tweak the threads..

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2019/12/02 at 10:31
  • Publication date: 2019/11/25 at 22:12

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British techie (now 3D artist and designer) living in Texas since 2013. Owner of various open source printers. Love of assemblies, automata and support free models.

If you need to contact me directly, please do so via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/loubie_3D

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