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Snowflake Lantern

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3D model description

Snowflake Lantern

LED light string or LED Votive Candle Holder

A lamp or lantern with multicolored snowflakes. Made for a battery operated LED fairy light string, LED tealight or LED votive candle. Single panel snowflake covered design printed with a clear filament background layer wtih silver middle and white top layer.

Each of the 4 panels is 140mm x 70mm with a 80 x 80mm base to help hold the panels square. The left and right edges are set to a 45° angle to create clean mitered corners.

A base with a tiny village surround and a clear top cover for using with fairy light strings complete the design.
The top is optional if using LED candles inside but works great to cover an LED light string from view.

Happy Holidays

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3D printing settings

Printer Brand FlashForge - Printer Model Adventurer 3
Rafts - Yes
Supports - No
Resolution - .2
Infill - 100%
Filament Brand - SunLu, GreenTech, Flashforge
Filament Color - Clear, Silk Silver, White
Filament Material - PLA

Misc Notes
Printed at .2 layer height, 4mm nozzle and using a raft to assist in preventing warping on this thin flat print.
Using layer pauses to switch from clear background to snowflakes in silver and white with a white frame.

I was able to fit 2 panels side by side on my small 150mm print bed. I flipped the second panel for the first print then mirrored the both so I could get a more random looking snowflake design.

For the solid white base I used default settings and infill, for the frosted top I set the infill to 100% line.

Post-Printing - Assembly required
Putting together this lantern is as simple as glueing each edge of the panels to the adjacent ones. These are a 45 degree angle mitered joint and fit tightly together edge to edge. Personally I used a glue strip to stick them together as it was less messy or risk of glue seeping out. It also allows the lantern to be disassembled for flat storage after the holidays.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: OBJ and STL Folder details Close
    • 1_-_Snowflake_Lanter_Panels_-_Clear-Silver-White.obj
    • 1_-_Snowflake_Lanter_Panels_-_Clear-Silver-White.stl
    • 2_-_Snowflake_Lanter_Panels__-_Clear-Silver-White.obj
    • 2_-_Snowflake_Lanter_Panels__-_Clear-Silver-White.stl
    • 3_-_Snowflake_Lantern_top_-_Clear.obj
    • 3_-_Snowflake_Lantern_top_-_Clear_.stl
    • 4a_-_Snowflake_Lantern_Base_-_White-Clear.obj
    • 4a_-_Snowflake_Lantern_Base_-_White-Clear.stl
    • 4b_-_Village_Base_for_70x140mm_Lantern_Panels_-_White.obj
    • 4b_-_Village_Base_for_70x140mm_Lantern_Panels_-_White.stl

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  • Publication date: 2021-12-06 at 00:02
    Published to Thingiverse on: 2021-12-05 at 07:46


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