A couple of days ago I was surfing the internet and found out that we could power any gadget with a power of 5V and 100mA(500mA on some special conditions) by connecting it to a USB port, so I thought that I would make a beginners instructable which will teach anyone how to make this cool night lamp!

I figured out that the total cost of the project was about 2.5$ because its a reuse project!(I reused a milk carton and turned it into this instructables robot night lamp, if you see carefully you will notice that the robot is the Go-Green Instructables Robot!

Here is a video of the finished project!
I even used multi color LEDs and it looked great!

This is a fantastic song(My 2nd favorite song)

Ok so lets get started...

Step 1: Gathering the materials

Picture of Gathering the materials
So the materials are:

1 Milk Carton
2 LEDs(Any color is all right but I used blue)
1 USB cable
Any sharp object(Eg a pin)

Some tools that would help but not necessary are:

A Thumb Pin
Soldering iron
Heat sink
Duct tape
Wire strippers

Here are some links where you can buy the stuff:


USB cable:

Alternative USB cable:

Another Alternative for USB cable:

You can get a milk carton from any local supermarket!


Soldering Iron and Solder:

Heat Shrink Tubing:

Wire Strippers:

Here are shome links that will help you learn:

LEDs:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode(It shows you how to wire LEDs up etc
USB :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB(It tells you about USB and what inside etc)

maixy3 years ago
maybe you can use kind of paper which can give out the light itself
Good Luck to you!
Yeah, good luck!
vishalapr (author)  cloudifornia4 years ago
kylekosan234 years ago
vishalapr (author)  kylekosan234 years ago
Glad you think its awesome!
This is awesome, I am going to make one!
vishalapr (author)  zombies are annoying4 years ago
Cool! Don't forget to post pictures of it when you are done making it! And vote for it if you like it!
This is sooooo gonna win the USB contest and I will vote for it!
BLT Warrior4 years ago
This is great!
vishalapr (author)  BLT Warrior4 years ago
Glad you liked it!Please vote for it when the voting period of the USB contest starts!
O,Dont worry. I will.
vishalapr (author)  BLT Warrior4 years ago
Thanks again!
vishalapr (author) 4 years ago
I will be replacing the video with a much better video once I get the multi color LEDs I ordered!
keitha514 years ago
Coooollll!!I want one of those!
vishalapr (author)  keitha514 years ago
Glad you liked it!
I loved it, so cool.Gonna vote for u.
vishalapr (author)  keitha514 years ago
vishalapr (author)  keitha514 years ago
Please vote for it when the voting period for the USB contest starts!
DragonDon4 years ago
I'd love to vote but don't see any way to vote. How do you vote for your ible??
vishalapr (author)  DragonDon4 years ago
The votig period hasn't started for the USB contest yet!When it starts there will be a vote button on the top left of this page which u need to click to vote!Its simple!
keitha514 years ago
Coooollll!!I want one of those!
vishalapr (author)  keitha514 years ago
Its cheap and easy, so you can easily make one for yrself!
WOW! this is soooo cool Good job!

*Gives cookie*
vishalapr (author)  Verynicemice4 years ago
Thanks go to these links(My other ibles and rate and comment on them)
wojonnala4 years ago
This is really really cool!Well done!
sunshiine4 years ago
Rated and will vote.
vishalapr (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
Thanks for rating!And thanks for the fact that you are going to vote!
vishalapr (author) 4 years ago
I will be making a set of multi color USB powered LEDs and then I'll add a video of that and some photos!
sooraj6194 years ago
nice work
vishalapr (author)  sooraj6194 years ago
Thanks!And please vote for it in the USB contest!
leeski4 years ago
This is a great project! the music goes nicely!
Good luck in the contest. What will be your next project?
vishalapr (author)  leeski4 years ago
Thanks a lot for the support!Maybe you could vote for this in the contest!That would be great!My next project is a robotic arm that I'm still making and will take some more time...
vishalapr (author) 4 years ago
I'm really happy that this instructable got featured!Thanks a lot instructables team!!!
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
vishalapr (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
Glad you liked it!Please vote for this in the USB contest if you liked it!
It was destined to be featured!Very well done!!!
vishalapr (author)  CoolCoolCool4 years ago
Thanks for the compliment!Maybe you could throw a vote this way when the voting period for the USB contest starts!
xxx 12534 years ago
Wow superb!!! I see you and I both like Ebay now I have a use for milk jugs. ;) I will definitely be voting for you in the contest!!!
vishalapr (author)  xxx 12534 years ago
Thanks a lot!Glad you liked it!
Jimmacle4 years ago
Nice project! I'm gonna vote for this.
vishalapr (author)  Jimmacle4 years ago
Thanks a lot!Im really happy that the rating has gone to 5*
hruk1212124 years ago
I am definitely going to vote for this!Very well done!!
I love this!This is fantastic!U have great talents man!This is definitely going to win the USB contest!
vbvbcbcvb4 years ago
Nicely explained!Well done!
sabu.dawdy4 years ago
im shocked y people didn voted u on this instructable. it is quite awsome
vishalapr (author)  sabu.dawdy4 years ago
Ya but the contests voting period hasn't started yet...
Thanks and glad you liked it!