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Popcorn Cart Night Light

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3D model description

We love popcorn, thus how better can it get than to go to sleep each night with a Popcorn Cart Nightlight? Complete with "popcorn" and "glass" panels, the cart is a miniature version of our full sized cart.

For a final decorative effect, we printed the Makerware Balloons to add to the top of the cart. You'll need to download and print those separately and attach them to "String.stl"'s using Cyanoacrylate and accelerator.

To avoid painting, we created the design in separate pieces so that the parts could be printed in the colors we desired then slid / snapped / glued together.

Designed using Sketchup 8 (free version), and printed using PLA on a Makerbot Replicator 2, using ReplicatorG sailfish at .2mm layer height.

3D printing settings

Print and assemble the parts as shown in "Assembly.skp".

Cyanoacrylate glue and accelerator should be used to hold loose parts together.

We used a 5vdc wall power supply, a diffused white 5mm LED (fits in the hole in "Tray.stl"), and a 330 ohm resister to illuminate ours.

To make the "popcorn", we used a damp paper towel, tore off small pieces, then rolled them into shape between our thumb and forefinger. If you are concerned about heat, you can also use model rocket parachute wadding (Estes), and as a bonus, it has a yellow tint.

To make the "glass" panels, we used an inkjet printer with transparency film. These panels slip between "Cart.stl" and "Tray.stl", and are held in place when "Top.stl" is snapped in place.

If you have any questions, just comment.


3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • Assembly.stl
    • Axel.stl
    • Axel_Cap.stl
    • Cart.stl
    • Foot.stl
    • Grip.stl
    • Handle.stl
    • Leg.stl
    • String.stl
    • Tire.stl
    • Top.stl
    • Tray.stl
    • Wheel.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018-06-19 at 15:43





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