This is my first item on intractable and I am quite excited. If you like this, please vote for me. Thanks!.
My girlfriend is 1000km away from me, so I came up with this good idea of “lamp with portrait and poem” as a surprise for her birthday.
This lamp has a fabulous visual effect because it presents a picture or something. I’m not able to describe it precisely but you can see the photo below. Isn’t it cool? I was just playing with the light :D
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Board (I used the fiberboard but any type is ok)
Iron wire and screw
CNC (it’s absolutely not necessary but if you were lucky enough to have the access to a CNC, then you needn’t any other tools except a computer)
Drills of different size (diameter)
Computer software Rhino with Grasshopper
Step 2: Generate the Rendering Picture Using Software
I used this function to deal with my portrait.
The picture is just a sketch.
Details about the software.
1.Download and install the Rhino and its plug-in called Grasshopper.
2.Run the Rhino and the grasshopper.(by type "grasshopper" in Rhino and enter)
3.Insert those "slider" and "RccGrid" and so on. Just do as my picture shows and insert your own picture.
4.Then the rhino main program will show the result.
Any question is okay. Thanks
Step 3: Preparation
Fix this blueprint to the board.
You can also use the CNC but I will present my inscrutable in a manual mode.
Step 4: Drill a Portrait
Notice that the blueprint has many different diameter circles. You’d better choose the corresponding size of drill in order to have the best effect.
Step 5: Drill a Poem
The poem was from Shakespeare. I neglected the “SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY” and maintained the “THOU ARE MORE LOVELY AND MORE TEMPERATE” which meant “you are more lovely and temperate than a summer day.”
In fact, my girlfriend was quite pleased with this.
Step 6: Assemble I
I used some narrow stick and screw to decorate the lamp’s board as the photo shows.
At the same time, the triangle board which was to be placed at the top and bottom of the lamp could be fixed using the iron wire and screws mentioned above.
Step 7: Assemble II
Hang a bulb inside the whole structure.
Step 8: Assemble III and Decoration
In this way, the lamp was perfect. Its front boards were my portrait and a poem while its back boards were two of my girlfriend's and my photos.
Assemble the back board.