Week 1: Bubble wand and Keychain Challenge
Week 2 - Lithophane Challenge
My Example Lithophane Design
This video is a tutorial for students to create a night light lithophane from their favorite image. Last week students had the challenge of a bubble wand and keychain using Makers Empire. I want my students to learn other types of 3D printing too which has led me to try doing lithophanes with students. I am looking forward to what they create.
3D design and printing is not for the faint of heart. It teaches you that there is an art to persistence. Success requires the ability to reach out, find more information, and try over and over again.
Creating a Lithophane in Morphi
Printing Lithophanes on the Prusa web post
In my second printer settings, the print turned out beautiful.
My next adventure is to try to create a night light. Right now I am on my 3rd attempt.
Facebook Group - Lithophanes
A lithophane presents a three-dimensional image - completely different from two-dimensional engravings and daguerreotypes that are "flat". The images change characteristics depending on the light source behind them. Window lithophane panel scenes change throughout the day depending on the amount of sunlight. The varying lightsource is what makes lithophanes more interesting to the viewer than two-dimensional pictures.
The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.