Ikea's modular lights and speakers get 3D-printed accessories
Last month, Ikea and teenage engineering launched the Frekvens collection of lighting and speaker modules. Now teenage engineering has added a bunch of CAD files to the mix so that owners can print off some nifty hacks.
The Frekvens modules allow customers to mix and match lighting and speaker units to create custom setups, then add or remove components as the mood dictates. There are 27 modules, including speakers big and small, spotlights and pulse grids, various accessories. And now, thanks to teenage engineering, the setup can be spiced up even more.
Since the Swedish gear maker is not able to sell the collection directly, its engineers decide to put together a number of CAD files for add-ons that owners can 3D print and bolt on. These include wheels to transform an LED spotlight into a light cannon, a coffee cup holder to attach to the side of a portable speaker unit and carry handles for mixed setups or solo modules.
The examples shown on the landing page have been printed on a Prusa i3 MK3 machine, but hackers can use their own desktop 3D printer or head down to a local Maker Space and use a community machine. teenage engineering does warn that some of the larger components could take a good few hours to print though.
The download page for each add-on comes with full instructions, glue won't be needed but some accessories will need to be snapped or screwed together.
Project page: Frekvens Hacks