How to make 3D printed RGB LED Rocket Lamp for kids

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

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Rocket Lamp is a project whose purpose is to introduce children to the basics of low-current electrical circuits so that they can immediately see the result and have something useful left, such as a lamp for a children's room.

We will show you how to 3d print and assemble our Rocket Lamp for children on a 3D printer. We have prepared 3 levels of difficulty.


Before we begin, take a look at our video tutorials divided into 3 levels of difficulty:


All 3 levels of difficulty can be combined with each other, so go through them all.


BEGINNER LEVEL

You will need:

  1. Rocket Lamp 3d print data

  2. Yeelight LED Lightstrip Plus 1S - Aliexpress or Amazon

  3. Or cheaper alternative - Govee Smart LED Strip Lights

It is the easiest way to make this lamp for your children. If you don't have the time or the desire to solder and program, all you have to do is print Base_Universal.stl and buy a Smart RGB LED strip. This base (Base_Universal.stl) has a rectangular passage for Smart RGB LED strips with power supply. Simply pass this LED strip into the base of the lamp, then from the base to the tower, on which you attach the LED strip, as you can see in the video Beginner Level. Most of these smart LED strips can be controlled using an application on the phone. In our case we use Yeelight LED Lightstrip Plus 1S.

Then you choose the design of the casing (solid, wire or stars), print it on a 3D printer, and put everything together.



ADVANCED LEVEL



It is designed for those who enjoy moving things further and learning something. Soldering is not necessary, but we recommend it.


You will need:

  1. Rocket Lamp 3d print data

  2. DC female connector - Aliexpress or Amazon

  3. 5V-12V DC power adapter - Aliexpress or Amazon

  4. 5V-12V LED strip tape - Aliexpress or Amazon

  5. Wago electrical connectors - Aliexpress or Amazon

  6. Smart Wifi Plug Socket Outlet - Amazon Alexa - Aliexpress or Amazon (check if HUB is required)


You will need a DC connector, a DC 5V-12V power adapter, and an RBG LED strip 5V-12V. Because our lamp has no visible button, we have added a Smart socket to this version, which can be controlled by th