3D Print posted by francfalco
spiral egg and shotglass stand
Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed Little Sun Original to bring clean, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide living without electricity in ‘off-grid’ areas.
I have two of these lamps that my children often use at night to read with. Unfortunately, after a slightly too enthusiastic game, one of the lamps cases got damaged.
The great design of these lamps means its very easy to take apart and looking at the structure, I decided to utilise my 3D modelling skills and recreate the design suitable for 3D printing. I did email Little Sun marketing dept with the hope of getting the digital 3D files, but a very nice response declined my request.
A couple of iterations later and the first fully functional version came off my printer. I reused the electronics, lens and on/off cover. Fitted all to my 3D printable version and now my daughter has a very fetching green Little Sun!
This was an experiment in achieving a 'real' wood effect using ColorFabb Woodfill filament.
ColorFabb filament is great stuff, but it didn't give me the 'real' wood surface finish i was looking for.
So i designed and modelled this simple little chest, spending a lot of time creating the wood grain texture onto all surfaces and faux Dovetail joints. And to complete, i just had to add some hinges and a latch.
Printed in ColourFabb Woodfill http://colorfabb.com/woodfill-fine
Faberdashery Robot Siver PLA http://www.faberdashery.co.uk/products-page/print-materials/robot-silver/
The file sizes are quite large - sorry about that, but the wood texture surface effect needed a high model poly-count to achieve the detail. I may see if can optimise those.
Had my head scanned at http://www.imakr.com/en/
Printed in Woodfill and Copperfill using a 0.8 nozzle.
Quick polish and experiment with which slide offset looks the most weird!