Our Thingiverse link
The next step
We will each create our own personal lamp, which will say or show something about ourselves. This will show examples of what the user can do with the template.
We’ve decided we are going to use LED lights in our lamp, as this means that the lamp won’t need to be plugged in (as the fairy lights would need to be). We will use several different coloured LED lights so we can get an effect similar to that of the fairy lights. Photos of the lamp with LED lights will follow soon.
The net has been fixed so that it fits together perfectly. Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5yb1ag
Creative commons license
Our CC License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
You will be able to download our blue print at this link: http://www.sendspace.com/filegroup/hAVSKROF7r6o4Ad8lgppBA The blueprint needs to be adjusted slightly still, when we use 2mm card the shape no longer fits properly. We also need to adjust the engraving lines. A new version will be drawn and uploaded ASAP.
Things we still need to think about
1. What will we do with the left over letters/shapes? 2. How do we make the lamp hang? With a hook? Will be have more than one lamp? 3. Will we have more than one lamp hanging? 4. Will our lamp also work in a room with existing lighting? 5. If we use fairy lights, what will we do with the existing wires?
Tutorial of how to re-create our lamp
1. Download the blue print from this blog 2. Adjust the design to your own needs and wishes. Add your own patterns or words. 3. Test the lasercutter to find the correct setting needed for 2mm cardboard. It will different for different lasercutters. We used power 100, Speed 3 and PPI/Hz 1000. 4. Cut out the net on the cardboard using the lasercutter 5. Save the letters - you can do something...
Documentation of work sum up
Motivation of why we hacked this design Original Design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5730 We decided to hack the Teardrop Pendant Light. We liked that the lamp produced shadows on the walls, which was the aspect which we chose to integrate into our design. We wanted the user to be able to directly interact with our lamp, and to be able to create their own design on it and put together...
Today's videos are yet to be uploaded!
Today we experimented further
We created three new shapes. Two versions with text, one with white card and a larger version with black card. Both had the text mirrored, so that it would appear correctly on the wall. We also created one with a new patterned, raindrops. All three trails worked very well.
- Patterns work nicely, could be an abstract dialogue? It still results in a dialogue as people will give it a reaction - Circles are more abstract than stars - Coloured fairylights work very well, they distort the patterns/words and give many colours - We could make a selection of small lamps with different patterns/colours which hang next to each other? Then the patterns would combine. - We...
Brainstorm - How can we create a dialogue using...
- More than one lamp next to each other - the lamps share a dialogue together - The lamp could spark a dialogue between people when seen, so not an actual dialogue on the lamp itself but an subject which will start a dialogue. So perhaps short statements which will attract people’s attention and make them think. - Separate pieces which can be put together to form a dialogue by the user -...