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LED lamps have always been popular DIY projects, and many creators are sharing their designs and lighting effects here on instructables or anywhere on the net.
However I hope thisLED lamp project will stand out for its use of 3D printing components, some semi transparent hexagonal cells arranged in a circular pattern and very simple electronics and software. I chose to use hexagons as opposed to squares or circles as pixels, as they provide a more visually appealing and interesting pattern when arranged in a circular shape. The semitransparent nature of the cells also adds to the lamp’s overall aesthetic appeal, allowing light to shine through and create a mesmerizing visual display.
Also unlike other LED lamp projects that use bleeding to create lighting effects, this lamp emphasizes the clear separation of individual LED cells for a more visually appealing display of light.
You can consider this lamp as a unique hybrid of several ideas, here on Instructables there are multiple examples including the LED Matrix Cylinder, the Ping Pong Ball LED Clock, and the HexMatrixClock.
If you’re looking to bring some light and creativity into your space, this 3D printed LED lamp project is a great place to start. With the right tools and skills, anyone can create a visually stunning lighting display that will impress their friends and family. So let’s get started and bring some light into our life!


- 3D printed components - If you would like to copy, edit, or modify any of the components used in this LED lamp project, then creating an account is a great option. Once you have created an account, you will have all of the necessary files at your fingertips and can easily make any modifications you desire. However, if you prefer not to go through this process, I have provided the STL files for the project below. It is important to note that all of the 3D printed components used in this project were created solely using the Tinkercad editor.
- 160 WS2812 LEDs (8 pieces of strips with 20 LEDs each)
- 1 x Wemos D1 Mini (ESP8266 development board)
- 1 x 5.5mmx2.5mm Female DC plug with cable
- 1 x 5v/3A power source.”

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