3D Printing

Filament Options

We recommend using PLA material for this project. You can use ABS or other type of filaments but may require a heated bed. PLA prints with minimal warping and doesn't necessary require a heated bed.

Slice Settings

The table below is a general reference for slice settings. Every 3D printer is slightly different, so you might want to use settings you're familiar with. 

File Name

Settings

Details

neohp-fcase.stl

190-210c PLA
90/150 mm/s
.15 layer height
No raft/support

Case for the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE and 16x NeoPixel ring

neohp-bcase.stl

190-210c PLA
90/150 mm/s
.15 layer height
No raft/support

Case for the battery, 16x NeoPixel ring and slide switch

neohp-cover.stl

190c PLA
60/80 mms

Cover for the battery and Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE

neohp-cover-diffuser.stl

190c PLA
60/80 mms

The diffuser piece for the cover. Should be printed in white, transparent or glow-in-the-dark colored filament.

Download, Modify, Remix Design

The parts were modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360 and available to download, modify and remix. The parts can be exported in several file formats - great if you're using a different CAD package.

Dual Extrusion

We used a 3D printer (Flashforge Creator Pro) and Simplify3D (slicing software) to achieve a dual extruded printed cover. This allows two colored filaments to be printed in the same job. It's ideal for joining the cover with the diffuser. We used black filament for the outter part of the cover and glow-in-the-dark  for the diffuser. 

If the 3D printer you have access to doesn't have a dual extruder, you an alternative glue the pieces together. The tolerances might be too tight, so a filing tool or sandpaper can help. 

Setting Up Parts in Simplify3D for Dual Extrusion

Since this requires a handfull of steps, we put together a "Layer by Layer" tutorial video on how to setup the parts in Simplify3D.

Last updated on 2016-01-04 at 03.34.14 PM Published on 2016-01-04 at 03.34.29 PM