December 27, 2012 AT 5:00 am

USB Christmas star – No Glue + LED holes by MakeALot #3dthursday

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While Christmas might have come and gone, this no-glue LED diffusing PLA print by Mark Durban (aka MakeALot) is a thing of beauty in any season, and a master class for taking a model you need to produce and refining how it fits together and incorporates electronics such that your derivative adds something back to the community. Thingiverse Thing 39085:

Just a quick mash-up in OpenSCAD of Paul Murrin’s excellent star to enable me to join the pieces together without glue and insert LEDs into the points

I printed this with %0 fill, 3 shells at 0.2mm layer height, 120mm/s travel on a Replicator2 in natural PLA. Each point takes about an hour….

Insert an LED into each point as you push the connectors between the points.

Finish by inserting the 8 spare LEDs into the cavity and then push the base into place making sure you place the cable in the slot.

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