Introduction: Retro Tribute - CaSsette TaPes LamP With Joystick SwitcH

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Recycling  always recycling all I can.

This Lamp is made of Cassette tapes, and I adapted an old Joystick  as a switch.

A tribute for old tapes.

Soon are coming more things I am thinking to make with Tapes.

Tribute to cassette tape, which kept us 
company all trough the 80ies and became a 
symbol of a generation.

Homenaje a las cintas que nos han acompañado
en los 80s y constituyen el
símbolo de una generación. 


Step 1: What You Need for the Lamp

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- a lot of tapes :D
(I used 24 for this lamp)

- Fast cure glue. (Bond glue)

- an old Joystick

- a Light Bulb with adaptor

- an electric cable

- a retro switch (you can push a button)

Step 2: Making..

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- you need to take the pieces apart of the joystick.

- Drill two holes for the cabel

- Glue the switch inside the joystick.

Step 3: Making the Lamp

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- using the fast cure glue, you need to fix all the tapes together.
- so you can build how big you want.

Step 4: Fix the Bulb

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Step 5: Finish

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a1mttyandexru (author)2012-05-11

I like it:)

mary candy (author)a1mttyandexru2012-05-11

Many thanks dear.
Shame I couldn't describe all right how I made it. My English is so bad.
But the most important is showing the idea ;)

compacho (author)2012-03-18

Very cool project but I have to wonder how safe is this. Would the plastic start to melt or warp eventually?

mary candy (author)compacho2012-03-19

Sure , it's safe.
The bulb has no direct contact to the tapes.
This project was made by a renamed artist, I saw it on internet.
So I tried to make myself ;)

koobyak (author)2011-12-09

how cool is that
i have a rack full of pirated 90s hiphop albums back at my moms
now i know what to do with em

mary candy (author)koobyak2011-12-10

Nice! do and show it later ;)

mikmkt93 (author)2011-01-29


Dr. Pepper (author)2011-01-15

Super cool!!!!!!!

hasha2000 (author)2011-01-13

Too bad I gave all my tape away, or I would make this... Good Will here I come ;)

WingsandFences (author)2011-01-02

Good luck! Great inspiration for all of us with serial port joysticks gathering dust in the attic. :)

PeckLauros (author)2010-12-28

Sabia que ja tinha visto isso em algum lugar. :) heheheh

mary candy (author)PeckLauros2010-12-28

mas primeiro foi aqui , depois lá,

2 stroke (author)2010-12-26

oh i forgot to tell you i voted

mary candy (author)2 stroke 2010-12-26

Oh thanx dear :)

2 stroke (author)2010-12-24

cool i want to make on for my light in my room

M.C. Langer (author)2010-12-20


Screamo (author)2010-12-20

OMG THATS AWESOME..... i rated it 4.5 :D

ronneygirl (author)2010-12-20

Very cool--I know a lot of people recycle the tape inside by either crocheting it or knitting it--just an idea if you get bored!

ynze (author)2010-12-15

It's the 80's! Pretty cool!

mary candy (author)ynze2010-12-20


TabbyDeAnne (author)2010-12-15

Wow Mary! Another great project! Now I have to go scout my local thrift stores for tapes!! All mine were donated to my cousins when I went over to CD's:(
Thank you for this fantastic project!

mary candy (author)TabbyDeAnne2010-12-15

I'm very glad you liked ;)
On Sat. I'm going make other project with cassette tapes.
I'm sure , you will like.

M.C. Langer (author)2010-12-14

Beautiful!!!!! :-)

mary candy (author)M.C. Langer2010-12-15

(>';'<) amiguito!

Puzzledd (author)2010-12-15

Wow! What a clever idea- and a great atmosphere. I love it :)

mary candy (author)Puzzledd2010-12-15

so is my home ;)
tks for the compliment.

superviky (author)2010-12-14

mt legal Mary ;)

mary candy (author)superviky2010-12-14

bafo gata, bjz

cdawisconsin (author)2010-12-14

What fun. I have to have lamps that give off amazing light patterns when turned on and this one sure does that. I also love the on off switch.

mary candy (author)cdawisconsin2010-12-14

; )

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