Call us childlike, but we certain do get a kick out of both greater-than-daily life and miniature factors, in particular when they perform as their “normal-sized” counterparts do. So you can imagine our glee when we observed [JGJMatt]’s 50mm LED lamp, which appears like a large model of something you could have wired up on your bench at any offered minute — a bent-legged LED, wired up and ready to blink.
[JGJMatt] started off by building a mold in Fusion360 to make the lens, which he then printed in PLA. However, thanks to the warmth produced by curing resin (primarily all enclosed like that), he endorses using PETG or Ab muscles as a substitute to prevent any prospective warping challenges.
This is exactly where factors get a little bit perilous. For the internals, [JGJMatt] went all out, hand forming a reflector cup out of brass pipe, and the anode