This simple instructable will show you how to make a stylish steampunk USB lamp from a scrap of wood, a salt or pepper shaker, a broken string of Christmas tree lights, a USB cable and a few coins.
The full name for this lamp is the "Brazilian Steampunk Incandescent Condiment Dispenser Illumination Device
," but that wouldn't fit in the title line;-)
Why "Brazilian Steampunk" you may wonder? While this wasn't made by
a Brazilian, it was made in
Brazil, with Brazilian tools and mostly Brazilian materials, so I think that qualifies it for "Brazilian Steampunk."
The very simple wiring involved in this project is the same principle I used in my Steampunk USB mini-lantern
. And the condiment-shaker-turned-lamp-globe is reminiscent of my first Instructable and steampunk lamp - Lanterna Antiga
There are lots of great Instructables on this site that will give you tips on making a USB lamp. The first that inspired me to try this was the mini USB powered Tiffany Lamp
. (Thanks Kaptin Scarlet
Here's how I made this steampunk inspired version of a USB lamp.Materials:
• A block of wood
• A salt or pepper shaker
• Rubber gasket
• String of Christmas tree lights
• USB cable
• Female-to-female "F" type coaxial cable connector (optional)
• Coins (optional)
• Heat shrink tubingTools:
• Screw driver
• File (or rasp)
• Varnish (or stain)
• Super glue
(Some of these tools are optional, depending on the techniques you choose to use).