Only just a couple more days and it will be Christmas. Do you already have a Christmas tree decorating your living room? Zach Burhop, an engineer, designer and television personality for National Geographic, has come up with something very modern: a Christmas tree with 3D printed ornaments and flickering LED-lights.
Regular Christmas trees didn’t fit his taste, as he told Solidoodle: “my birthday is Christmas day, so I wanted to try to do something different this year. I was very disappointed in what you can buy–mostly just classical decorations. I saw the ornaments and had started playing around with the LEDs and thought this would be an awesome mashup!”
Therefore, he used the program Solid Edge to decorate his Christmas tree in an alternative way. The engineer printed out his own Christmas ornaments and covered his tree up with LED-lights. The result is a tree that lights up in various colors, which makes it a flickering Christmas tree. It’s probably not the best medicine when one is suffering from a headache after a wild night out, so we advice Burhop to stay home during Christmas. Anyway, here’s a video about his project: