December 5, 2013 AT 11:00 am

LED Trinket Tree Topper @ Adafruit Learning System #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Rick Winscot has written up a tutorial for his LED Trinket Tree Topper @ the Adafruit Learning System!

What your Christmas tree needs this year is a Trinket-LED animated Moravian Star!

Moravian Stars come in various sizes and number of facets… the most common is the 26-point form which is composed of eighteen square and eight triangular shaped points.

The star featured here is an adaption, using one of the points / facets to mount the star atop a tree.

The shape is technically known as an Augmented Rhombicuboctahedron.

Say that ten times fast…

If you favor durability, print-up your parts as-is with your favorite transparent or semi-transparent filament. If you want something lighter, you can go with one layer + zero in-fill….

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


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