Introduction: Steampunk LED Color Mixer Lamp

I decided to make an artist friend of mine a LED lamp that can mix colors and have USB charging port for their phone.  Basically it is a steampunk insulator night light that uses RGB LEDs.  The top and bottom halves can be independently lit up with RGB or white light, or turned off.

I made the base out of oak strips so I could get a finger joint look.  The copper plates were etched with the laser printer mask method and muriatic acid.  The 5 vdc supply was from an old cell phone charger.

The hard part was cramming a number of LEDs in the top half and bottom half of the copper pipe insulator support.

Stain and plain old carnuba wax finished it all off.












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Winged Fist (author)2014-05-15

This is a great looking steampunk lamp, but the first picture doesn't so it justice. I would suggest swapping the lead photo for a better close-up that shows the whole build in the thumbnail. Maybe the last photo? This deserves a lot more views than it has received, and changing the first photo may help...

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bricabracwizard (author)2014-01-21

Great project. Could be used as a disco light?

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badjer1 (author)bricabracwizard2014-02-09

Not really as it only adjusts color by manual selection of the colors by the rotary switches on either side. Maybe a circuit for an audio input would be the next generation?

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