This instructable shows you how to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
I have set up a small solar array, controller and a storage battery. I wanted to make some low power lighting that I can use in my office that would not consume a lot of power.
I had a bunch of scanner parts lying around and decided to put them to good use.
Step 1: Get Your Parts
Scrounge a scanner head and pick up the following parts from Home Depot:
1. Scanner Head
2. 6' Lamp cord and switch - $3.99
3. Low voltage lighting base - 2 for $5.95
4. PVC 1" adapter threaded on one end, slip to fit on the other - $.87
5. 12" x 1" diameter PVC threaded pipe, (nipple) - $1.12
1 1/4" hole saw
hot glue gun
solder iron & solder
Remove the lens and camera electronics and save for your next project.
Keep the displayed power circuit in place on the scanner head.