-Drill press (optional)
-Milling machine (optional)
-3D modelling software (optional)
-Marking out tool such as marker scribe
-Sanding block (not necessary)
-Block of wood 70 mm x 42 mm x 95 mm $3.80 but i had some lying around at school
-6oo mm strip of aluminium $2.80
-LED strip $12, for a waterproof 5metere strip, it works with a 12V power supply (from ebay)
-Polypropylene $9.50 with plenty left over
-Plastic end cap for aluminium. $0.42
-Bending bar you don't need to by the bending bar from design ability because you can just find a circular piece of tube.
You can get the wood, aluminium strip and polypropylene from http://www.designability.com.au/project/ecolamp
This website design ability has some really good DIY projects.
Step 1: Body
I marked the aluminium out to the correct size using a rule and a marker.
Than using a hacksaw, i cut the aluminium strip to the correct size.
I than used a piece of hollow metal tube that i have tightened in the vice and used jaw guards to prevent marking the tube. I than extremely carefully bent the aluminum by pushing it on the pole and moving the aluminum to bend it.
After that i filed the top of the aluminium to smooth it out.