I used compass from the dollar store to measure circle diameter, and mark them with a sharpie.
Then cut round holes in the dish pan using really old soldering iron.
I used slightly more expensive thread-on sockets so I didn't have to mess with silicone.
Repeat the process 4x times. The sockets are also self-wiring, so all i have to do is stick end of the wire in there.
I 3d-printed IEC 320 socket, although I'm not entriely happy with how it turned out -- https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3036709
The black part is the bottom mount of the socket. Printed with PETG at 0.4mm layer height.
I also 3d Printed the following parts
Flag pole -- https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3441481
I'm not entirely happy with the flag pole as it is not stable as I wanted it to be. I'm making my own now.
Handle is not made for metric screws, but since I printed it with PLA, it was really easy to convince it to accept them.
Here's the lamp in action --
I covered up cabling with kapton tape. Cables are pretty thin but I measured power usage and it takes about 2.3 A at the socket.
I needed to add a piece of MDF at the bottom so the lamp would be more stable and not deform when mounted on the light pole.
After I re-make flag pole handle, I will deal with the wiring situation.
Here is a video I made using this lamp -- https://mastodon.social/@gtalug/102487822082524389
I used IEC 320 socket because I basically used all the spare 3d-printer parts for this project.
I'm not entirely happy with the socket box because it thicker than the socket clip clearance and I needed to try to 'convince' PETG to get into shape I wanted, but since it's PETG that didn't really work out.
I'm going to try to remove a few bottom layers in Prusa-Slicer later on.
Very cool project. Thanks for sharing it.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!