Hacking IKEA Lamp
The project involved taking a cheap, uninteresting lamp from IKEA and completely transforming it by adding 3D-printed accessories.
One of the main challenges of the project was to create everything solely using a 3D printer and without the use of any other materials besides plastic. This required careful planning and design to ensure that all the required parts could be printed with the 3D printer.
To add functionality to the lamp, a rotation mechanism was incorporated. This mechanism allowed the two-millimeter-thick printed blades to open and close, giving users control over the amount of light emitted. The biggest challenge was to create a mechanism that could rotate, stop and control all the blades at once. However, with the help of 3D printing technology, this was made possible.
Finally, suspending everything to a strong medium axis based on the model of the bulb itself was another challenge that required careful consideration. we had to ensure that the suspension mechanism was strong enough to hold the weight of the lamp and its accessories, while also being able to maintain the desired orientation.
Overall, the 3D Printing Hacking project was a success. we were able to transform a simple, boring lamp into a unique and functional piece of art. The project demonstrated the potential of 3D printing technology in creating custom and personalized objects at home without the need for expensive manufacturing processes or materials.