• 3D Model


Added: Dec 04, 2017 07:13
Author: Dennis H.
License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial


This is a customizable thing, where you can print your own retro lightbox. These boxes normally costs >20 bucks, a printed one costs me about 5 dollar.

I've also added the two lightboxes as .stl files each with two different fonts that I'm using in the first picture.

The lid as well as the letter plates are chamfered. So you are able to slide the letter plates into the rails of the lid. After that you can slide the lid into the rails of the box. This ensures that these parts don't fall out.

Customizable Settings
Use the Customizer or OpenSCAD to create your own customized retro Lightbox.

You can set:

length, height and width of the box
number of lines
2 different fonts: Siren Stencil (the little box in the picture) and Stardos Stencil (the big box)
round edges of the lightbox
size of the hole on the back, to insert your led light
different thicknesses of the lid, letter plates and box
Light sources

I've bought and tested following lights from Banggood:

For a small lightbox:

10 LED with 2 AA-cell case (thats in my little lightbox): https://goo.gl/Hhj7Jh

For a medium lightbox:

1m LED strip with a switch and USB connector (thats in my big lightbox): https://goo.gl/FazfhM and I use it with a USB power bank: https://goo.gl/jeEBAv
20 LED "snowman". It has a 3 AA-cell case: https://goo.gl/8AEiPD

For a big lightbox:

2m LED strip USB powered: https://goo.gl/MWZb9k

How to support me?
Do you like my things and do you want to support me? You can use these links if you want to buy something. This helps me doing more things. Thanks!

Banggood: https://goo.gl/ZXgx3A
Gearbest: https://goo.gl/FfE59f
Aliexpress: https://goo.gl/bQLi15

Print Settings

Anet A8



0.2 or better

100% or you want to see the shadows of the infill through the walls?

As you can see in the pictures, the lid has two different colors (picture 4): a white one and wood PLA. During the print of the lid, I choose filament change in the firmware. You can also do it with a dual extruder printer or maybe in your slicer if you want do print the lid in two colors.


Use some hot glue to place the led bulbs to the bottom and also fix the cable that way, otherwise the light isn't that homogeneously as you wish.

If you are using a LED strip, you can glue it along the wall of the box, instead on the bottom.

Slide the lid on the lightbox to check the overall lightning.

Remove the lid from the box and insert the letter plates. Slide the lid back on the lightbox.

Custom Section



File name File size
LICENSE.txt 215.00 B
README.txt 4.54 KB
attribution_card.html 2.18 KB
files/customizable_lightbox.scad 19.90 KB
files/customized_lightbox_2sections_130x48x30_2TH_0.5Lid_1.5Plate_11Hole_8round_0.3Tolerance_Siren_Stencil.stl 7.91 MB
files/customized_lightbox_4sections_210x160x30_1.92TH_0.6Lid_2Plate_11Hole_8round_0.25Tolerance_Stardos_Stencil.stl 4.29 MB
files/customized_lightbox_2sections_130x48x30_2TH_0.5Lid_1.5Plate_11Hole_8round_0.3Tolerance_Stardos_Stencil.stl 4.07 MB
files/customized_lightbox_4sections_210x160x30_1.92TH_0.6Lid_2Plate_11Hole_8round_0.25Tolerance_Siren_Stencil.stl 7.19 MB
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