Ornament Customizable Lithopane!

Make the perfect gift for Grandma! Use any image and make your one-of-a-kind ornament for use with standard holiday light sets! How cool is that?


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You can make your own ornaments following my instructions or you can  download and print the STL files I have uploaded. For best results be sure to read my image prep notes!
Please share any designs you make, I love seeing what others do with this design.

For those interesting in customizing, I have made it possible for you to choose one of three methods:

  1. (web only) Upload your image file and make other choices such as size, thickness, etc to the customizer page I have created for you here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:189268

   2. (web+Local Computer) - 1st turn your image file into a dat file using this free web page (no account needed) http://customizer.makerbot.com/image_surface , 2nd use my openSCAD file which imports the dat file and makes your ornament STL.

   3. (local computer 100%) 1st turn your image file into PGM file, 2nd run the python script to make this a dat file, 3rd use my openSCAD file which imports the dat file and makes your ornament STL.

- If you are using words in your image, make sure to reverse/mirror the image before making the ornament so the letters will not look backwards.
- To you help print in different colors I made a plastic opacity test print. See instructions for more details.
- I have some detailed IMAGE PREP NOTES - THEY SHOW HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS in my instructable here:

Materials and methods

- 3D printer
- Holiday Light Set



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