Featured image of This is a 3D Printed Desk Lamp with Voice Control
Lamplighters

This is a 3D Printed Desk Lamp with Voice Control

Thanks to the power of Arduino, 3D printing, Bluetooth, and some good old-fashioned genius, this lamp can be controlled using voice control.

Don’t Miss: 25 Stylish 3D Printed Lamp Shades to DIY

Picture the scene. It’s late at night in your workshop, and you’re doing a bit of soldering. You have to keep moving that damn light around in order to see properly what you’re working on. Hells bells! So Frustrating!

Maker Nikodem Bartnik had the exact same problem. To put a stop to this constant interruption — once and for all goshdarnit — he designed and built a 3D printed lamp. But not just any 3D printed lamp. This one can manuever like a small robot arm under voice command.

“I prefer to make more original things, that have never been made before or at least add something new to old, well-known things.”

An Arduino Uno controls the light’s movement directly via three servos, and a relay flips the switch on and off. But instead of adding voice recognition hardware to his robotic light, Bartnik took a little short cut. He linked it with an Android app over Bluetooth, using his phone to translate spoken words into commands.

An impressive little invention, no? Check it out in action in the video below:

Voice Control and Bluetooth Bought Together with Arduino

Bartnik explains his thought process in more detail on his Instrucables page. “Bluetooth and voice control, this two topics are close to each other when it comes to Arduino,” he says.

“A lot of people want to make something with Bluetooth, and some of them want to use voice control. There are a lot of project of Bluetooth controlled, robots, cars, boats, drones and so on. And they are cool, I like them, but I prefer to make more original things, that have never been made before or at least add something new to old, well-known things.”

So yeah, a pretty neat solution that’s great for soldering. But this device would certainly come in handy for other tasks, like reading books or finding your way to the bathroom in the dead of night.

Want to build your own? Visit Bartnik’s Instructables page for full details and and assembly guide. And visit Cults3D to download the STL files for 3D printing.

voice control

License: The text of "This is a 3D Printed Desk Lamp with Voice Control" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Subscribe to updates from All3DP

You are subscribed to updates from All3DP

You can’t subscribe to updates from All3DP. Learn more…Subscribe

You can’t subscribe to updates from All3DP. Learn more…

Recommended for you