Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Exterior Decoration

Once you finish the standard design of the Selfie Ring Light, there’s a chance to customise it and make it your own.
These Customisation tutorials introduce some simple ideas for customisation, to inspire your own creativity!

In this tutorial, I created an exterior decoration that can be screwed onto the ‘Front Cover’ component of my Selfie Ring Light. You could follow the same steps, or make something completely different.

Remember… Make it your own!

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Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Changing the Case Colour

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to change the colour of the ‘Back Cover.’ This can be done for any component in a design.

The Appearance Tool

  1. Use the Appearance tool (press A).  This will open an Appearance toolbox.
  2. Select your desired appearance. I navigated to the Plastic -> Opaque menu as this resembles our plastic printer filament.
  3. Ensure the ‘Bodies/Components’ application setting is selected.
  4. Click and drag your selected appearance across to the target component.
  5. You can view the appearances that have been used in the ‘In This Design’ section of the toolbox. These appearances can be dragged back into the design as you please.

Congratulations, you’ve changed your design’s appearance!
Remember to save your design.

Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Initials

Once you finish the standard design of the Selfie Ring Light, there’s a chance to customise it and make it your own. These Customisation tutorials introduce some simple ideas for customisation, to inspire your own creativity!

Although this tutorial is a follow-on from ‘Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Teeth’, these tutorials do not need to be viewed in order. In this tutorial, I created a feature on the ‘Back Cover’ component of my Selfie Ring Light. I chose to emboss my initials on the SRL! You could follow the same steps, or make something completely different.

Remember… Make it your own!

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Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Teeth

Once you finish the standard design of the Selfie Ring Light, there’s a chance to customise it and make it your own. These Customisation tutorials introduce some simple ideas for customisation, to inspire your own creativity!

Although this tutorial is a follow-on from ‘Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Ears’, these tutorials do not need to be viewed in order. In this tutorial, I created a feature on the ‘Front Cover’ component of my Selfie Ring Light. I chose to give the SRL two front teeth! You could follow the same steps, or make something completely different.

Remember… Make it your own!

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Selfie Ring Light Customisation: Ears

Once you finish the standard design of the Selfie Ring Light, there’s a chance to customise it and make it your own.
These Customisation tutorials introduce some simple ideas for customisation, to inspire your own creativity!

In this tutorial, I created a feature on the ‘Back Cover’ component of my Selfie Ring Light.
I chose to give the SRL a set of spiky ears. You could follow the same steps, or make something completely different.

Remember… Make it your own!

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Selfie Ring Light Tutorial #6: Tying It All Together

This is Tutorial #6 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous SRL tutorials, you can find them listed here.
(Seriously finish them first. You’ll be so
 confused)

In the previous tutorial, you built the back cover of the Selfie Ring Light, and finalised the layout and component placement.

In this tutorial, we finish all the remaining features of the design.

  • Fix the front and back covers in place,
  • Build a clip feature,
  • Drill holes between the covers,
  • Insert and fix screws in place.

Shiny…
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Selfie Ring Light Tutorial #5: Back Cover

This is Tutorial #5 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous SRL tutorials, you can find them listed here.

In the previous tutorial, you built the front part of the Selfie Ring Light.

In this tutorial, we

  • Create the back cover,
  • Finalise the layout sketch and component locations,
  • Learn some new tools – like Shell and Extrude to body.

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Selfie Ring Light Tutorial #4: Front Cover

This is Tutorial #4 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous SRL tutorials, you can find them listed here.

In the previous tutorial, you added all the Electronic Components into your design, and jointed them into place on the Layout Sketch.

In this tutorial, we

  • Make some adjustments to the Layout Sketch, and
  • Build a Front Cover component inside the design.
  • Show some useful new techniques for inspecting and checking what we have built.


Feeling happy yet?

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Selfie Ring Light Tutorial #3: Components and Joints

This is Tutorial #3 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous tutorials, you can follow them from Tutorial #1 here.

In the previous tutorial, you created a Layout Sketch – a fundamental part of the design.
Inside it there was an outline of each component – LED ring, Battery Box, Digispark and Tact Switch.

In this tutorial, we’ll:

  • Insert each of those components into the design, and
  • Create and align joints to fix them to the outlines in our Layout Sketch.

This keeps the components in the right positions.

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Selfie Ring Light Tutorial #2: Layout Sketch

This is Tutorial #2 in the Selfie Ring Light Tutorial series.
If you have not yet completed the previous tutorials, you can find Tutorial #1 here.

In the previous tutorial, you uploaded and organised the electronic components into your Fusion 360 account.
All these components need to fit into the Selfie Ring Light design.

How can we bring them into our design?
How can we position them in a sensible way?

In this tutorial, we’ll start a new design and create a Layout Sketch inside it.

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