As a college student, I spend quite a bit of time at my desk. The other day, when I was working on some mechanics of materials homework, I realized that my desk is quite boring. There is a grey office supplies container and a holder for pending documents in one corner. In the other corner there is a lamp. Most of my desk is usually occupied by my computer and textbooks. I realized that doing my homework might not be so dull if my desk was a bit more inspiring. So, when I knocked my lamp off my desk and broke the switch on the back, rendering it useless, I got an idea.
A few days later, after a bit of time on SolidWorks, I designed an inspiring and friendly companion in order to begin my efforts to spruce up my desk; plus, it doubles as a much more interesting container for office supplies and as a new lamp. I named my new friend, Spotlight, it is a pose-able, dog-shaped lamp and desk organizer.
This Instructable will show you how to make your very own Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer to keep you company in the early morning hours as you complete your homework or latest DIY project. Or, since the holidays are approaching, you could make a Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer as a gift for your favorite desk-lurker.