The iDecoLamp

By on September 5th, 2013 in Usage


The iDecoLamp is a remarkable combination of 3D printing technology and smartphone app. It’s basically a night light powered by a specially designed app. 
The designers realized there was an opportunity being lost: every night your smartphone sits charging, typically by your bedside. But why have it sit idly by doing nothing? The iDecoLamp is a cradle into which the smartphone sits and displays interesting patterns while you sleep. 
The smartphone app not only displays patterns, but it also can be used to select and tweak them. The team suggests they’ll be adding new patterns in the future. One can imagine all kinds of interesting light-generating applications. 
The cradle itself was prototyped using a 3D printer, but the designers intend on converting to an injection molded final product. 
Currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter at USD$25 per cradle. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!