Picture of Sombrero LED man

I wanted to make a little bedside table lamp for my little sister. The eventual design turned out to be a sombrero LED man.
With Halloween coming up i hope it will scare some monsters away.

The design is based on two principles: easy to make and cost effective.

Total cost = $23,12

  • 3w LED: $3,5
  • 3w LED driver: $2,5
  • 9v power supply: $4
  • 12 ping-pong balls (you only need 1): $4
  • Wooden beam: $6,25
  • Aluminum bar: $1,87


Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of Materials and tools


  • Wooden beam (3.5 cm x 1 cm x 173 cm)
  • Aluminum flat bar (3 cm x 4 mm x 16 cm)
  • 3w LED
  • 3w LED driver
  • Power supply 12v
  • 2 screw bolts 3 mm
  • ping-pong ball


  • Super glue
  • Wood glue
  • Wood paste
  • Saw
  • Jig saw
  • Sand paper
  • Wood clamps
  • Drill
  • Drill bit:  2,5 mm, 7 mm, 22 mm, 25 mm
  • Hole saw 90 mm
  • Solder
  • Solder iron
  • Thermal paste
yongeeks2 years ago
Excellent design. I may well make one. Thank you.
That's really cool!!!...
and the pictures too are good!!!
neoroman2 years ago
Very cool design!
AndyGadget2 years ago
I really like the clean, simple lines of this.  A very effective design.
You've given the prices buying everything new, but I think most people would have a lot of the parts somewhere around the house already so it would work out a lot cheaper.
HHarry (author)  AndyGadget2 years ago
I also had most materials at home. I just wrote the prices to give the readers an indication of how much everything cost new.
SIRJAMES092 years ago
I love it!! I can even think of ways to make him/her movable.
TY for sharing such a cool project!
HHarry (author)  SIRJAMES092 years ago