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Do you like Halo games? I've got a friend that loves them!
And for his birthday i decided to give him a personalized Halo 4 usb lamp, i'm sure he will love it.

If you don't like shooting games, or you just like to make a different design you'll se i'ts very easy.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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For making a personalized lamp you'll need:
-2mm glass or acrylic panel (at least twice the design size)
-One super bright smd LED (about 5mm)
-Some adhesive copper tape for the structure (you can make the structure with any material you want and some wires)
-A 330ohm resistor
-An USB cable

Step 2: Cutting the glass

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We'll make a panel per picture layer, i decided to make two: one for the front warrior and other for the background) making less than two layers will make the pictute flat, by dividing it you`ll get a 3D effect.

Cut the glass panel into two with the glass cutter, it's important to moist it and pass it only once because if not, glass splinters will jump out.

Step 3: Making the draw

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Using your drill with a diamond mill, copy the pictire drilling the brighter parts and doing nothing with the dark ones, because the LED will ligt up rough zones.. Try to obtain a light gradient.
Make sure that the two drawings fit correctly.

Step 4: The structure 1-the picture

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Using the adhesivecopper tape, cover the edges of both panels except the upper part.
Then solder them aligned only in the corners.

Step 5: The LED

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Cove all the upper part with copper tape except for a little gap for the LED, connect the new tape to the first structure.
Then solder the LED facing down in the gap so it can ligt up the picture..

Finally, cut a little gap in the bottom isolating the LED's leads.
In the image below you can see how they should be separated.

This is so cool!

I ended up making this for my boyfriend for Christmas and just wanted to say thank you so much for putting this out there to inspire me. You are so thoughtful and creative. I made mine on an 11×14 sheet of acrylic and he was speechless when I finally showed him. Thank you for making this instructable and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. :)
Where did you get the USB and could you elaborate more on the connecting of the resistors and the led light? Is is also possible to put one on the side for a different effect?
pinomelean (author)  Thebestgfever1 year ago
The usb was from an old charger, the circuit is simple, the LED with the resistor in series. You can also put the LED on the side.
Finish the light... (Pun intended if you're a halo fan!)
jvan dalen2 years ago
did you put the panels against each other or is there space between them?
pinomelean (author)  jvan dalen2 years ago
I put them against each other, but there's a bit of air between. If they were totaly in contact, it would be OK.
repguy20202 years ago
What a generous and thoughtful gift. Nice instructable to boot!
The purrrrfect instructable. Nicely done.
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