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3D printed LED sphere

By Ben Everard. Posted

In our interview with Debra Ansell, on page 50 of the latest issue, we briefly discuss some of the challenges of making an LED sphere. Debra solved this by arranging surface-mount LEDs on a flat plane, then diffusing the light through curved 3D-printed parts. Tom Verbeure has gone down a different route with this creation, using larger through-hole components placed into a 20-segment, 3D-printed sphere. There’s always more than one way to do it, and no one way is better than any other, as this build shows.

Tom’s build is hollow in the middle, and is battery-powered


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