Light Up Your 3D Printer's Bed

Contributors: bboyho
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Are you 3D printing in a room at night with barely any light? That's the problem that I came across when inspecting prints at SparkFun during odd hours. The light source behind me created a shadow over the print bed making it hard to see what was going on. In this tutorial, we will be using a LED strip to light up the print bed on a LulzBot 3D printer!

Non Addressable LEDs on Illuminating a 3D Printer's Bed

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.


You will need a screw driver, wire strippers, and diagonal cutters.

You Will Also Need

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:

  • Electrical Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks