Introduction: 1$ Lamp

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The goal of this project was to build a lamp using the waste that can be found from the street and a material that costs a dollar. Except the light bulb that I got from my friend in an exchange of a dollar and some snacks, all the other materials are found from the dumpsters on the street or my room. This will take about 3 to 5 hours to build this lamp if your materials are readied.

Step 1: Deconstruct Found Material to Get a Part We Need

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I started with deconstructing the materials I found from the dumpsters to get a part I need. I found a stage lighting equipment from the dumpsters, which I could get a light bulb socket and a base of my lamp. Then I deconstructed my old hair dryer, which no longer works, to get electric plug and wire.

Step 2: Make a Base of the Lamp

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I cut the echo bag I do not wear to cover the base of my lamp which was a part of the stage lighting equipment. I used white glue to put iron base and fabric together. I used remaining fabric to add details on the base.

Step 3: Cut Plastic Crates

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I cut the plastic milk crates to get hexagonal shaped block. I used a saw to cut the plastic.

Step 4: Glue the Hexagon Block on the Base of the Lamp

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Using glue gun, I glued the hexagon block from the plastic crates around the light bulb. I glued them to make them to look like dome but it can be any shape you would like to.

Step 5: Connect the Wire

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Connect the light socket and wire so that it can electrically functions.

Step 6: Enjoy New Lamp :)

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