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Dodecahedron Lampshade #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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pedro404 shared this project on Thingiverse!

A lampshade / tealight cover.

It’s made of separate pentagons, you need to print 11 of them (If you want to keep just the bottom open. When using with tealights, it may be a good idea to keep the top open also.) and glue them together.

I also added a filled out single layer version that’s more suitable for usable lighting (good with white filament). There are parts for the bottom and for the base, but they are based on my specific bulb holder, so they probably won’t be compatible with anything else 🙂

If you like the design and think it’s worth a dollar or two, a tip would be greatly appreciated. It would help me design more stuff and post it here.


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