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This is an desk lamp that is great project  to build your skills. This is a great skill development activity. This is a lamp that can be changed to almost any other design, it incorporates aluminium and wood for a brilliant look. I created this light at school and used machines such as a milling machine and a drill press to manufacture this lamp but if they aren't available to you there are substitutes for them. 

Equipment:

-File
-Soldering iron
-Drill press (optional)
-Sand paper
-Milling machine (optional)
-3D modelling software (optional)
-Hack saw
-Rule
-Panel saw
-Jaw guards
-Clamp 
-Vice
-Marking out tool such as marker scribe
-Cotton wool
-Sanding block (not necessary)

Material:

-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
-Solder 
-Screws
-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.
 
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Step 1: Body

The first step for me was to create a design so i drew one in a 3D modelling software called Creo. but you can draw a design on a piece of paper. Also create a template for how you are going to bend the aluminium strip. 

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.
Loved the wood and aluminum look so much that I had to make one myself! It is a little different then yours but has similar visual qualities. http://www.instructables.com/id/Walnut-and-Aluminum-Lamp/
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domenic3 (author)  NathanaelScheffler11 months ago
Looks unbelievable i love the design. i especially love the switch and the blue light. :)
domenic3 (author)  NathanaelScheffler11 months ago
Looks unbelievable i love the design. i especially love the switch and the blue light. :)
gpavlovsky1 year ago
Great lamp! However looking at the first (and last) pics on their side made my eyes/neck hurt. Why don't you rotate them to proper orientation?
People fond of recycling might try to use white milk jugs as a source of polypropylene (if the jug is large enough for the project). I'm in countryside Thailand and have no idea where I could buy a PP sheet like this.
domenic3 (author)  gpavlovsky1 year ago
Yeah, sorry about that i will do that in my next instructable. You can buy the polypropylene sheet from http://www.designability.com.au/project/ecolamp the link is also under the materials heading in this instructable.
I saw the link. They're not an online shop, are they? Haven't found any "add to cart" or something like that. And I'm not exactly close to Australia :) Even if they ship it, gonna be kinda expensive.
simple easy and cool
lydia681 year ago
i love this, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! so stylish. I would so buy this if it was for sale!
Its beautiful! I'm definitely linking this to my To Do List. Great work and great 'Ible!
ianvantukh1 year ago
it's cool
ianvantukh1 year ago
it's cool
mugget1 year ago
Very very nice! Never thought of using the strip LEDs like that before. Neat idea!
samalert1 year ago
The design is great but there is a fine line between design and usability. Even if design is magnificent and not usable in long run than it makes no sense.

Problem what i see in this design is the LED lights are way exposed to eyes when reading. LED's have a very distinctive feature of causing headache and nauseatic when looked directly. Even if the desk lamp are placed side ways they are still exposed, which i would not love in long run.

Just a constructive thought if you may agree.
Actually they aren't exposed. That's what the cover is for, to diffuse the lighting. Very creative and stupidly simple. Love it!
domenic3 (author) 1 year ago
no they didn't come with the Led strip but u can by it separately on ebay but on design ability (link is in the instructable) u can make the switch yourself and buy the power plug
raiderdk1 year ago
When I see it, first I think it would be a nice wall lamp to put over desktop.
oldmicah1 year ago
The project looks great! I've been wanting to do an led strip project and appreciate the walk through. Did the power supply come with the strip?