Glow-In-The-Dark Nuclear Bomb Night Light

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  1. Greg Holloway

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    I have been experimenting with new dual printing methods. I have designed and printed a night light with Glow-In-The-Dark PLA as 'infill'. There are actually two models which form the print, an outer shell, and then the inner glow core.

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    The idea being that the horrid green glow-in-the-dark PLA is hidden behind a much more prettier colour. The outer shell needs to be as transparent as possible to allow the light to travel through it.

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    The end result works really quite well!

    Full details of the project, including links to the STLs and components can be found on instrcutables | http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Nuclear-Bomb-Night-Light/
     
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    incredible work greg! this is a really cool idea!

    do you think you could replace the danger sign thinggy with something like blue glow in the dark? :p
     
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    Yes most certainly, but you'll need three extruders to add in the extra blue glow material..
     
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    It's a really cool print Greg - I saw it on Thingiverse before you posted here. It looks really good both lit up and glowing!
     
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    how big is it? is it the full size of the bb build envelope?
     
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    Bomb is 155mm x 155mm x 258mm

    Base is 250mm x 187mm x 8mm
     
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    that's quite big, how long did that take?
     
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    The base took about 16 hours and the bomb took around 3 days.
     
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    omg wow. that's long. the longest I have printed was a 10 hour print which failed lol.
    anyways keep up the great work!
     
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    Thanks, practice makes perfect :)
     

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