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Learn how to design and 3D-print a unique moon lamp base using Fusion 360, covering parameters, components, and extrusion. Watch as it comes to life when powered up!

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[0:00] in this video with design and print the
[0:05] baseball real at first there’s the types
[0:08] of parameters now I know you are mean
[0:16] diameter is 5 inches which is 127
[0:21] millimetres so let’s have a relative for
[0:31] that in love with the radius I also know
[0:42] the LED heatsink there’s 50 millimetres
[0:46] diameter now when I printed the moon I
[0:55] made a depth of 5 millimeters and a lip
[0:58] like five millimeters snow will exit the
[1:01] parameters for that as well and let’s
[1:09] also add a hole diameter and radius
[1:48] that’s probably enough to getting on
[1:51] with let’s add a beautiful with create a
[1:57] new component for the moon
[2:06] and in this new component will create a
[2:11] sphere and when you use our bead
[2:19] diameter for the size of the sphere I
[2:24] will share with this sphere so it
[2:28] matches our 3d printed moon
[2:44] now we need to create an approximation
[2:47] to what we did in blender in fusion 360
[2:52] so the first thing to do will be to cut
[2:55] out a hole for the heat sink in the
[2:58] bottom of the room so we’ll create a
[3:00] sketch in the XY plane and this will add
[3:06] a circle and we use a hole diameter for
[3:17] this circle so we’ll finish this sketch
[3:25] and then we’ll extrude and we’ll extrude
[3:32] to last there and we use the cut
[3:36] operator now we don’t need to credit the
[3:41] lip around this hole we’ll need a plane
[3:46] to create a sketch on now this would
[3:49] need to be the correct distance on the
[3:53] sphere from the XY plane now you can
[3:56] calculate this by taking the square root
[4:01] of the square blue radius minus the
[4:05] squared hole radius so let’s create a
[4:08] parameter for this
[4:23] so I want the square root of the bearing
[4:33] radius - our whole radius
[5:00] American credit and offset plane without
[5:04] distance from the origin
[5:25] so let’s create a sketch on our new
[5:29] plane will project in the hole and will
[5:36] offset let’s go by the neck finish the
[5:47] sketch now will extrude up to the sphere
[5:52] and we’ll use the join operator so we
[6:04] now have our lead component competed and
[6:09] let’s make it look like the mean by
[6:12] assigning it a color
[6:36] so that’s the mood part done will now
[6:41] create a new component for the bottom of
[6:44] the base
[7:01] now we’re going to make bass the same
[7:04] diameter mr. Boone so we’ll start off
[7:07] with a sketch and we’ll add a circle and
[7:16] we use the mean diameter we’ll need to
[7:24] extrude a wall for the base so I’ll
[7:27] offset this curve by 80 millimeters to
[7:31] give us a wall thickness and I’d also
[7:34] like to have some air vents in the base
[7:37] so let’s create a sketch for the air
[7:43] vent
[8:01] I will also need to make a support for
[8:08] the heatsink and the LED I’m going to
[8:12] have to keep this quite small it’s like
[8:15] that the electron I’m surrounded so
[8:18] let’s create a rectangle around the
[8:22] center and we’ll make this very small so
[8:35] let’s finish this sketch and it started
[8:40] student so we’ll extrude down by two
[8:49] millimeters for the new base will turn
[8:55] the sketch back on and more cuts out the
[9:01] slot for the Irvan and then create a
[9:10] circular pattern to repeat that so we
[9:16] use pattern type feature pick the
[9:19] extrusion for the axis so for the object
[9:26] will pick our extrusion
[9:31] - the access will pick the said axis and
[9:39] we’ll have integrin of these so that’s
[9:44] our slots cut out now we need to zoom in
[9:51] our PCB to see how tall we need to make
[9:55] our base so I’ve actually got two
[9:59] versions of the PCB at version 1 and
[10:02] version 2 so I’ll bring both of these in
[10:05] just so we can fall back on version 1
[10:10] version 2 doesn’t work so we’re just
[10:20] manually position news
[11:31] now we can picture the one of our base
[11:44] that looks like 27 millimeters should do
[11:49] the job
[11:50] say or just use that let’s bring in the
[11:56] deep sink and the led let’s work out how
[12:09] to what we need to make the support so
[12:13] we’ll distribute that I will just try 20
[12:18] millimeters to begin with and that
[12:21] should give us enough clearance we
[12:24] position the medium heat sink
[12:52] we consider you guys come to every piece
[12:57] of it and the heatsink so we cannot rave
[13:05] all into the top of our base so we’ll
[13:10] create a you can turn it for the top and
[13:31] we’ll create a just sketch for this
[13:34] using this top surface of the base
[13:37] bottom
[13:47] I will project it go through these
[13:56] circles now need to create a whole army
[14:02] to slot into so let’s create a circle
[14:10] hallelujahs o diameter now we’re going
[14:19] to use a friction fit to make the top of
[14:24] the base click one to the bottom of the
[14:26] base so we’ll create a lip around the
[14:31] outside also reinforce this in a plant
[14:36] of the top by creating your lip around
[14:40] this and they will offset this circle by
[14:45] two millimeters and we’ll also offset
[14:49] this circle by two villages now I also
[14:54] want to have slots in the top of the
[14:58] base to allow each listing so it’s
[15:02] amazing mouth as well so we’ll have the
[15:08] base and that’s for a construction line
[15:28] and now we can create a rectangle
[15:33] yeah and I will specify 20 and two
[15:41] little so that’s all
[15:45] sketching down to the top of the place
[15:48] well now do the extruder so let’s bring
[15:53] back in our base so they can see what
[15:55] we’re doing so we need to actually do
[15:58] the top by two millimeters and then it’s
[16:13] really tightly sketch back on we can
[16:18] extrude both of these lips by minus two
[16:23] millimeters and we can also cut out this
[16:31] slot now we’ll repeat a slot in a
[16:44] circular pattern so which is pattern
[16:50] type features will select the extrusion
[16:55] select the accent that will have 20 of
[17:02] these if we select the correct places so
[17:10] that’s the slots cut out for the top of
[17:12] our base I’m also going to chamfer the
[17:18] whole entry so that means flights in so
[17:22] we’ll modify chamfer select the status
[17:27] and use two millimeters
[17:30] so that’s our top
[17:34] finished let’s position the moon in the
[17:38] correct place
[17:39] as a builder I can see immediately I
[18:11] have the hole with the wrong size say
[18:17] let’s go and fix that you know sketch so
[18:28] what we’ve done wrong this here done
[18:32] whole dynamic that we’ve missed off to
[18:36] the lip you can finish our sketch now
[18:44] you can see how it is now large enough
[18:47] I’m just need to align the burn the
[18:50] witch
[19:03] so that’s better
[19:06] the moon should slide in nicely into a
[19:09] hole and the shelter
[19:11] whatever slide in smell or smells turn
[19:13] on everything else it’s a long race see
[19:23] with the section analysis should be
[19:26] plenty of room let’s switch on a
[19:29] slightly different view so because if we
[19:42] thought version 1 PCB and our vegetable
[19:46] to look it usually into the base we will
[19:50] have to use some hot glue to support the
[19:53] heatsink and maybe a 3d print some kind
[19:57] of additional structure to keep it in
[19:59] place but I think we’re probably ready
[20:01] to export and print but before we do
[20:05] that let’s just visualize what’s not
[20:08] loot lamp that actually looks like
[20:10] signed in a 3d print using which
[20:15] tournament so let’s make our face look
[20:19] like it’s written
[20:34] I can also make a living the cracker
[20:37] brain that we and it this appearance
[20:41] they go to your advanced in this color
[20:46] drop-down we can choose image become we
[20:54] cannot blow up a real texture and have
[20:58] created this we can fix the appearance
[21:03] by changing the sample size to match the
[21:09] circumference of our moon and half this
[21:12] constants the volume say pi times 127
[21:20] which is 398 399 and half with that was
[21:30] around 200 and then we also need to
[21:42] change our projection on the brain so
[21:48] that uses a spherical projection to pick
[21:56] axes and the one we need is that axis
[22:21] now you can see are buried with its nice
[22:25] written base so we’ll explore the STL to
[22:30] the bottom of the base and we talked
[22:33] about the base with them and then we’ll
[22:36] see if it fits together
[22:47] you
[23:21] so the print has finished I’ve had to
[23:27] hot glue at this part of the print
[23:30] because it didn’t quite extreme properly
[23:33] but the rest of the print looks pretty
[23:36] good so let’s see if it all fits
[23:40] together this is version 1 of my
[23:44] electronics and never seen it seems to
[23:49] fit ok along with the heatsink and LED
[23:57] and the lid fits nicely onto the base so
[24:09] that’s in the moon and slide that into
[24:13] position and let’s see how this looks
[24:17] when we actually power it up so that’s
[24:23] looking pretty good in the next video
[24:26] we’ll apply a wood stain to the base and
[24:30] varnish it so if you enjoyed this video
[24:33] please hit the subscribe button and I’ll
[24:37] see you in the next video

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