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After several years being member , i decided to publish my first instructable , my DIY decorative lamp .
It is an oriental Japanese style lamp . And i'd like to use LEDs instead of other light bulbs , because its an economical solution and you can choose any color you like. Moreover , you can use RGB led driver to control a color changing lamp , which is easily found here.

Materials and Tools :

1. Wooden square bars - 2cmx2cm . Length : it' depended on your lamp's dimension . Mine is a 20cmx20cmx32cm so a length of 2m is enough for me.
2. Wooden round bars - 1cm diameter . Length : your lamp' s heigh multiplied by 4 (+ extra ) .
3. Wood hand saw and metal hand saw .
4. Wood glue, which can glue wood and paper too ,and Epoxy glue (AB glue)/ Wood putty.
5. Sandpaper.
6. Bench grinder/ Wood sander and Drill machine (6mm drill bit).
7. Flat black spray paint .
8. Translucent color paper .
9. Power LEDs and driver board :
it should be a converter from AC220V and wire connected with plug .
10. Some more things : 502 glue , wooden panels 4x4 (cm), electric glue tape ...
 

Or RGB LED smooth transition controller board (plz refer to database) . Or i recommend you this fade leds circuit (smooth transition of two colors ): http://www.bowdenshobbycircuits.info/page5.htm find "Fading Red Eye". But you'll need to amplify to drive power LEDs.
This following video i made to show off my artichoke lamp made of translucent paper . It's an example for using fade led circuit .
Besides showing everybody the original instructable in the end of the video , i had made an instruction , how i replace the material which the author recommends to use in original post with translucent paper. DIY Artichoke Lamp original instructable.

                                                 

Another video about PWM leds .

                                                 

 
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Pat_Maroney10 months ago
Got ya'.
Well done with the improvisation.
astral_mage10 months ago
cm stuff in really nice an all. but what abut all those dit (do it together) and diyers out there that prefer inches to metric?
Surely you can use either dependant on your preference? It's only a bit of simple maths to convert one to the other or use one of the numerous conversion websites.
jaki001002 (author) 10 months ago
Because i used 2cmx2cm square bar for the frame , that means i have to use smaller bar for the columns , but when i visited local shop , their 1cmx1cm square bars were not planed well , that's why i used round bars instead. Of course square side would be easily glued with paper . That's an option , not important because i will use ribbon to attach along the columns and we can easily recognize the convenience of round bars.
Pat_Maroney10 months ago
Metric is much easier than imperial in my opinion; 2 cm is about an inch. whichever measurement system you choose to use you can still make the same project to your own specs. I'm only wondering; why choose round stock at the corners?
Why not use long pieces with square sides, glue and staple your paper then finish with your trim?
I'm not criticizing, this is a great instructable!