I am constantly finding myself needing more light when I am working on projects in my room. I find myself trying to stand my phone up at weird angles in order to get light at a specific angle. I am thinking of making a desk lamp that can articulate to many different angles. I have seen some of these made online and I think that I will be able to make one using CAD and my 3D printer.
Figure 1: 3D Printed Lamp
Figure 2: Articulating Desk Lamp
I plan on using mostly PLA for the parts except for the parts that will connect to metal bolts and I will use a stronger material such as ABS for those areas. For the electronics I plan on using old parts from a lamp that is in my room with some new wiring that I will be able to solder together. I may sand and paint it after all the parts are made or I might use different colors of plastic to give a more colorful aesthetic. The only parts that I plan on buying for this will be the nuts, bolts and springs that will be needed to keep the lamp in a position one it is set. I may also try to make 3d printed nuts and bolts to try and get as much as I can out of the plastic parts.
I think the most difficult part of this project may be the wiring to do it in such a way that the wires are hidden within the lamp without catching on the moving parts when the position of the lamp is being changed.
Figure 1: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/eskimo-lamp-the-3d-printed-desklamp
Figure 2: https://www.amazon.com/TORCHSTAR-Interchangeable-Architect-Multi-Joint-Adjustable/dp/B01NAHT5CE