I’ve been wanting to build one of these for years, since before I got my first 3D printer, but I had so many problems with my 3D printers on long prints that I never got around to it.
Well, I’m fixing that now!
For one thing, the models for this have been redone drastically, increasing quality and reducing the print time.
Here’s the original: Warp Core Table Lamp
And here’s a redone version: 1701-D Warp Core (HI-RESOLUTION)
It’s also been downsized slightly, which makes the large parts fit on my smaller 3D printer.
For another, I’ve been fixing my 3D printers, and have had all this monitored print time available recently, so I’ve had no excuse NOT to make it anymore. So, I’ve been spitting out the parts for this thing lately.
Those translucent sections were much larger and more complex in the original model, each made of 5 toroids. Also, many pieces were replaced with metal rods that I was able to order on Amazon, I just have to cut them down to the correct length.
So… yet another project ongoing! I’ve gotten the tools and hopefully all the parts I need, so when I have some more time (I’ve been kinda busy) I’ll be:
- Writing the arduino code for controlling it
- Testing the code on a breadboard
- Soldering an absurd number of connections
- Cutting a bunch of metal rods with a reciprocating saw
- Filing some metal bits to safer edges
- Assembling the lamp