Introduction: Bamboo, Beach Glass and Stone Lamp

Picture of Bamboo, Beach Glass and Stone Lamp

Another Christmas eve, another last minute build. This one was a few days late.

It runs on a small solar power system, because solar power gets you laid.

Few words but many pictures.

Please ask questions.

Step 1: Bending Bamboo Tightly

Picture of Bending Bamboo Tightly

Step 2: Partial Bamboo Splitting

Picture of Partial Bamboo Splitting

Step 3: Holes Without Cracking Bamboo

Picture of Holes Without Cracking Bamboo

Turn the drill forward by hand. Run drill in reverse through softer interior. This helps prevent sudden binding that can split bamboo.

Step 4: Hinge

Picture of Hinge

Step 5: Tight Friction Hinges

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Step 6: Swivel

Picture of Swivel

Step 7: Stone Work (hard Rock)

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Step 8: Soft Rock

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Step 9: Inlay Switching Power Supply

Picture of Inlay Switching Power Supply

Omitted in favour of a small 12v solar system and a mostly dead car battery.

Step 10: Fish Cables

Picture of Fish Cables

Step 11: Switch Interface

Picture of Switch Interface

Step 12: Fish in the LEDs

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These LEDs want 3.2V@30mA

~12v power supply=four 3.2v LEDs in series:
12.8v= 3.2v X 4

2 LEDs in parallel:
30mA X 2 = 60mA


12.8A X 0.06A = 0.768Watts

Step 13: LED Driver

Picture of LED Driver

Step 14: Beach Glass

Picture of Beach Glass

Step 15: 12V Solar Sexy

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Ooo ahhh

Mostly dead car battery... slightly alive.

Step 16: ​Christmas Present

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... 3 days late.


Wow, this is so cool!

Glad you like it :)

Is it worth another Instrucables shirt? XD

Tonymb (author)2014-12-31

Great project! What are the dimensions of the Bamboo and hinge holes

snotty (author)Tonymb2014-12-31

Ah good question. I'm not sure... Let's get the old callipers out...
The hinges are drilled out with a 3/8" bit. The bamboo is just under an inch.

The hinge axle pieces are cut on the node so one end is larger than the hole. The other end is drilled arbitrarily with a hole around 1/8" wide.

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