I wanted to see if I could make the Christmas Story Leg Lamp for my parents to put in their bow window. I used the Leg file made by jetpuf, cut it into 4 sections so that it can be scaled up to make a larger lamp and added a tube in the middle so you can run a lamp cord through the leg to wire it for a light bulb lamp socket. I printed the 4 sections on our MakerBot Replicator2. Scaled up 400%. I printed it in clear PLA with a 5% infill.
I plan on painting the leg and securing it to a wooden circle base, A larger lamp shade with fringe is needed as well.
Leg Height is 20 1/8″
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!