Kitronik, one of the technology firms supporting the BBC’s micro:bit project, has published a set of free resources which enable students and home users to design and create their very own 3D printed desktop lamp.
The firm says it designed the 3D printed desktop lamp resources to help Design & Technology teachers and students experience the evolving developments of 3D printing and CAD software.
The resources are available via the Kitronik website here and include the CAD model of the lamp and also the design template.
Kitronik Co-Founder Kevin Spurr said: “We wanted to create another project that enabled people to build their own 3D printed everyday objects. Like the USB stick cover we released last year, the lamp project is great as it fuses together electronics and 3D printing, enabling people to create something they can use everyday.”
“It’s great to engage the students and schools we work with and show how useful and interesting the 3D printing is by creating resources that can be applied to household items. We’ve kept the designs simple so that it’s easy to see how they work, though they could easily be altered to create different coloured lampshades. In addition, all of the techniques described could be applied to cases for alternative types of products.”