DIY Lithophane Floating Lamp

A Lithophane Floating Lamp for your loved ones.

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From last few weeks we are seeing many posts about the Impossible Floating table. Using the same concept I have designed a Lithophane Floating Lamp. Lithophane Floating Lamp is a desk lamp,having the photos you desire to have on it. Its can be a best gift for your loved ones. The lamp has different color modes which can be triggered using a push button or a IR sensor.

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  • 1 × Arduino Nano
  • 1 × Pixel LED Strip(20 LEDs)
  • 1 × Push Button Or IR sensor
  • 1 × Female DC power pin
  • 1 × 5V Adapter

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    3D Printing:
    • Go to
    • Open Lithophane Lamp Maker Page.
    • Choose the images you want to insert.
    • Set all the dimension values as shown in image (as per my design).
    • Login with your E-Mail ID and click on Create.stl.
    • STL file will be downloaded.
    • Link for floating table STL:
    • 3D Print the lithophane in super quality.
    • 3D print the floating table.
    • Make the floating table using wires instead of strings.
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      Circuit Connections:
      • You can choose the mode of triggering the lamp color modes either by push button or IR sensor.
      • The code for both the option is same.
      • Make all the connections as shown in circuit diagram.
      • I have used WS2811 LEDs, I will recommend you to use any addressable LED Strip so that it can be more continent.
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    Mike Szczys wrote 06/08/2020 at 18:24 point

    Came out looking really nice! Two eye-grabbing techniques put together look very much like a traditional lamp, but make you look twice to see there's a bunch of extra stuff going on here. I wonder if rev2 can have something that makes the lithophane lamp shade rotate slowly (once per hour)?

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    Mukesh Sankhla wrote 06/08/2020 at 18:53 point

    Thank you! Yes that would be awesome if it's rotated. May be some one else can try this idea , I have already gifted this lamp to my sister.

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    Dan Maloney wrote 06/02/2020 at 20:21 point

    Tensegrity and lithophane together, pretty cool. Now add live-edge pallet wood with a resin waterfall and an LED cube, and you'll have all the awesome looks in one place, lol. And Nixies, of course.

    Great work, love lithophanes!

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    Mukesh Sankhla wrote 06/02/2020 at 21:23 point

    Thank You Sir! I have never got my hands on resin but some or the other time I will.

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