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January 5, 2017 AT 12:00 pm

Glowing Minecraft Torch Nightlight #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Minecraft Torch Nightlight by orubap Thingiverse

Great remix from orubap on Thingiverse:

This is a remix of SuperInfraMan’s great Minecraft torch nightlight with a few changes to make it more usable.

  • I removed the base plate from the original model and designed a separate ‘cleat’ to mount the torch to the wall. This means all the fixings/screws are hidden away inside the torch for a much cleaner look.
  • I made a cavity in the torch head leaving enough room to insert a coiled-up strip of RGB leds and added a lip to help keep the strip in place.
  • There was no tolerance built into the original model meaning I had a fair bit of sanding to do before I could put the pieces together once printed. I trimmed a quarter of a millimetre off of all the faces of parts that slide into another. It should now be a snug fit for most printers.

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