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repkid’s Fractal Lamp features 3D printed Koch vases with an IKEA dioder for illumination

repkid’s Fractal Lamp features 3D printed Koch vases with an IKEA dioder for illumination

Looking for a new lamp that goes with your unusual tastes in décor? On the other hand, maybe you have a deep interest in fractal mathematical curves. Either way, you can’t go wrong with repkid’s Fractal Lamp, which turns fractal geometry into an interesting work of art. The maker designed his lamp centered around 3D printed Koch vases (found all over Thingiverse), which he used for the lamp’s striking bulbs of twisted artwork. For the internal illumination, he used an IKEA dioder and affixed each strip to a custom laser-cut acrylic housing affixed with to inside of the lamp using clear tape.

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The bulbs were then affixed to a wooden base that houses a PICAXE 14M2 controller that powers the dioder along with a wireless receiver. The receiver communicates with a custom control box that features a 3-dial remote and another PICAXE controller to send RGB values to the lamp to change its colors. The project took him over a year to complete but the end result is a unique design that definitely sticks out no matter where you place it. Head over to instructables to build your own.

Behind the magic

Behind the magic

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The simple giant button controller is a nice change to the barrage of smartphone connected light.

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