Introduction: 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
Step 2: Partial Bamboo Splitting
Step 3: 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
Step 5: Tight Friction Hinges
Step 6: Swivel
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Step 7: Stone Work (hard Rock)
Step 8: Soft Rock
Step 9: Inlay Switching Power Supply
Omitted in favour of a small 12v solar system and a mostly dead car battery.
Step 10: Fish Cables
Step 11: Switch Interface
Step 12: Fish in the LEDs
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
Step 14: Beach Glass
Step 15: 12V Solar Sexy
Mostly dead car battery... slightly alive.
Step 16: Christmas Present
... 3 days late.