Introduction: COCONUT SHELL LAMP
This a small lamp made out of coconut shell.
This is just a basic one. You could get a lot more creative.
Step 1: Tools and Materials Needed
A vice to hold the shell
Hawk saw blades
Two coconut shells
A small switch
Goose neck cable( I used one from a discarded headphone )
Step 2: Clean the Shells
Scrap the coconut shells thoroughly using the knife or the sand paper.
The Shells should be large enough to hold two AA batteries
Step 3: Cut the Shells
Since the shells are not even use the hawk-saw to cut them evenly
Step 4: Connect the Wires
Solder wire to the switch and battery holder
Its a simple connection. Connect two wires on the positive and negative terminal of the battery. connect the switch in in series with one of the wires. Connect the light wire to battery and switch.
Step 5: Circuit Board Cutting and Assembly
Cut the circular circuit board.
Step 6: Solder the LED's
Solder 6 LED’s to the circuit board. I have connected
them in parallel.
Step 7: Attach the Batteries and Switch
Attach the batteries in one of the shells. Preferably the
larger one. Since the Switch I have used is a square one, I made a perforation in the shell with a file. Suit your need
Step 8: Putting Everything Together
Attach one end of the goose neck cable to the base which consists of the battery and switch and other end to the shell for the light. Glue everything and its ready to be used.
One more thing I added was a USB female pin and connected it to the battery holder so that I can use Rechargeable battery and use a USB charger to charge it without having to remove the battery.
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