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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. 

(>';'<)
 
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Step 1: What you need for the Lamp

- 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..

- 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

Picture of 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

Picture of fix the bulb
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Step 5: Finish

Picture of finish
I like it:)
mary candy (author)  a1mttyandexru3 years ago
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 ;)
compacho3 years ago
Very cool project but I have to wonder how safe is this. Would the plastic start to melt or warp eventually?
mary candy (author)  compacho3 years ago
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 ;)
koobyak3 years ago
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)  koobyak3 years ago
Nice! do and show it later ;)
mikmkt934 years ago
SWEEEEEEET!
Dr. Pepper4 years ago
Super cool!!!!!!!
hasha20004 years ago
Too bad I gave all my tape away, or I would make this... Good Will here I come ;)
Good luck! Great inspiration for all of us with serial port joysticks gathering dust in the attic. :)
PeckLauros4 years ago
Sabia que ja tinha visto isso em algum lugar. Inventeaqui.com.br :) heheheh
mary candy (author)  PeckLauros4 years ago
ahhahaa
mas primeiro foi aqui , depois lá,
bjjj
2 stroke 4 years ago
oh i forgot to tell you i voted
mary candy (author)  2 stroke 4 years ago
Oh thanx dear :)
2 stroke 4 years ago
cool i want to make on for my light in my room
M.C. Langer4 years ago
AWESOME!! :-)
Screamo4 years ago
OMG THATS AWESOME..... i rated it 4.5 :D
ronneygirl4 years ago
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!
ynze4 years ago
It's the 80's! Pretty cool!
mary candy (author)  ynze4 years ago
;)
TabbyDeAnne4 years ago
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)  TabbyDeAnne4 years ago
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. Langer4 years ago
Beautiful!!!!! :-)
mary candy (author)  M.C. Langer4 years ago
(>';'<) amiguito!
Puzzledd4 years ago
Wow! What a clever idea- and a great atmosphere. I love it :)
mary candy (author)  Puzzledd4 years ago
so is my home ;)
tks for the compliment.
superviky4 years ago
mt legal Mary ;)
mary candy (author)  superviky4 years ago
bafo gata, bjz
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)  cdawisconsin4 years ago
; )