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Cardboard might seem like an odd material for a desk lamp, but with a low-heat LED bulb this 15" lamp can shine all night in glorious maker style. It'...
I started by designing a 3D model of the lamp using Autodesk 123D, which is freely available online. To make a cross section of the lampshade, I used...
I used a preview build of 123D Make to deconstruct the 3D model into a series of radial slices. In case you haven't heard me rave about it before, 12...
Having exported my 123D Make project as a series of EPS vector files, I paid a visit to my old friend the laser cutter. After a few brief pleasantries...
The trick to assembling any 123D-Made structure is picking the right place to start. It's very tempting to just start slotting everything together wil...
The shade is made from 24 radial slices, 2 of which also form the spine of the stand. Here you can see the first two slices in place. Look, it's alre...
I took this opportunity to test out the kit with a lightbulb. Due to the risk of potential fire, it's crucial to use a low-heat bulb for this. Serious...
With a few more components added, the lamp looked like something between a desk light and a cardboard ray gun.
Next, it was just a matter of slotting in all of the other pieces. At this stage, it reminded me of an Apollo landing capsule. What can I say? My mind...
The assembled lamp has a 10" circular base and stands at 15" in height. So far, I'm very happy with its performance as a lamp: It doesn't fall over, i...
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