3d Printing

My wall sconce originally came with clear glass tea light cups. I wanted something a little more unique, and something that would diffuse the light better, so I replaced them with 3d printed cups.  

I printed them in glow in the dark PLA.  This PLA has a beautiful rainbowy sheen when you shine light through it, and of course it glows softly for a while after I turn the lights off.  Lovely.  I love the scallop pattern that's thrown onto the wall by the ruffled edge.

This is a remix from Marco Alici's Koch tealight design on Thingiverse.  I made it a little smaller -- the 4cm height fit better into my sconce. 

Or, find a design on Thingiverse for your own creative delight.

This guide was first published on Apr 21, 2016. It was last updated on Apr 21, 2016.
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