Picture of Cute Magnetic Owl Lamp
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This is an owl lamp I worked on with my girlfriend Sylvia. We are both students of design & technology in NYC and built this together as a fun soft-circuits project. Our goal was to make a small night-lamp that was both cute and functional.  

The project is very simple - anyone can follow this Instructable to build their own owl lamp. We encourage you to imagine other characters or animals that you can create with this design. 


Step 1: What you need

  • Soldering station
  • Solder
  • Thin coated wire
  • 9V battery with enclosure
  • Glue gun
  • Ultra bright LEDs (we are using 1W star LEDs)
  • Resistors (~100-300ohm)
  • Knife
  • Copper tape 
  • Adhesive velcro pads
  • Mini high strength magnets (the ones we used were 5x5x1 mm)
  • Material for laser cutting
You should be able to get everything you need from the following stores: Radio Shack, sparkfun.com, allelectronics.comadafruit.com, amazon.com.

starforest6 months ago

What a great project!

xexijreil2 years ago
Hi! Great instructable! =)

Could you please tell me which material you used to do it?

Maskim2 years ago
Hey, thank you from France to your great instructables.
I use your tuto in the order to make my own, I just copy your amazing owl and I make a cat (This caracter is Happy from the Fairy Tail japanese anime).


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Fuzzy-Wobble (author)  Maskim2 years ago
BRAVO! Looks great.
All I had on hand were some craft sticks, hot glue, two ping pong balls, a sharpie, and an X-Acto knife so I did the best I could. I still need to get some LEDs that are bright enough for the eyes but that will be the easy part. I think I need to make some more of these for Christmas gifts for my nieces!
I just finished a second project inspired by this Instructable, and will soon be completing a third! Here's version number two:
sooooo cute!!!
Fuzzy-Wobble (author)  Liberty Laundry2 years ago
Great idea with the craft sticks - looks superb!
danlynne072 years ago
Love it!! thanks for sharing.
What a creative design, I'd love to see these available to buy!
really well made and well documented! I especially like the magnetic foot attachments, great idea!
hertzgamma2 years ago
It is amazing!
samalert2 years ago
ChrysN2 years ago
It is so cute!