I started tinkering an internal light for the printer and then I thought that maybe other people might be interested on it as well.
Before I continue development of a self-installation kit, I wanted to check whether you see potential on this as a commercial project or not.
The printer looks beautiful! I have it next to my computer and works great as a desk lamp!
At the moment I’m using a very nice COB Led that gives much better light than an LED strip. (There is only 1 functioning on the picture so it will look much better when I get both sides lit). I have been testing all day with a swab impregnated in resin and the light doesn’t seem to have any effect on the resin.
The kit I’m thinking would be fixed with magnets on the inner side of the spine of the printer and have a flat cable that goes to a small switch box on the side of the printer (also fixed with magnets). This switch box would have a female plug to connect a 12v power adapter (that would also come with the kit).
I’m also thinking to create an additional light inside the main housing of the printer to retro lit the mirror. This would be most useful to routinely inspect the mirror and also useful when cleaning it. This bottom light would also be very useful when printing with clear resin since you would be able to see what’s going on with the printing layer.
So… what do you say? Fly or Die?
Do you see/have a need for an internal light on the printer?
How much do you think a self installation kit would be worth? (no tools required, everything will be fixed with magnets)
Thanks for your feedback!