Introduction: DIY Perspex LED Desk Lamp

Step 1: MATERIALS

you will need

1. perspex glass
2. stencil
3.LEDs 5 volt
4. wood for base
5. USB cord
6. glue gun
7. something to scrape with.

Step 2: STICK STENCIL ON ACRYLIC GLASS

stick stencil on Plexiglas with some clear tape so it doesn't move around.

Step 3: SCRAPE LOGO ON PLEXIGLAS

find something to scrape with. something sharp (be careful). best to use minidrill it's effortless. :) and carefully scrape shapes of your logo or word or symbol.

Step 4: MAKE LAMPS BASE

cut desirable shape for base of your lamp and cut it out as shown.

Step 5: GLUE TWO SIDES OF YOUR BASE

using hot glue, stick two pieces of wood as shown in pictures and leave a gap for leds.

Step 6: GLUE LEDs. :)

cut the right length of Leds and using glue gun stick leds face down onto a gap between a wooden pieces so they shine on acrylic glass (as shown).

Step 7: CONNECT USB CABLE

using electrical tape connect USB to leds and plug it into your computer or any other USB port. :) an awesome lamp is done.

check out the video in detailed instructions

also check my other videos.

https://youtu.be/DzJ1nEDRCjE

Comments

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HuyN31 made it!(author)2016-01-28

What if I replace the USB cable with some AAA batteries....

I think that would be much convienient since not everywhere you have USB port :D

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Baraa+Halabi made it!(author)2016-01-18

How Dose it works With 5 Volts From The USB

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DIY+ZE made it!(author)2016-01-18

these are particularly 5 volt leds. you can find them on eBay. you could use common 12 volt DC leds, but it wouldn't be powered by USB.

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