Introduction: Super Mario Lamp

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Here is my first IKEA hack!

Notice that you are working with hazardous voltage in this instructable!!!

Only do this if you know what you are doing!!!

Step 1: The Component List

Picture of The Component List

You need something like this parts:

  • 1x sangen (IKEA lamp)

  • 1x cover distributor

  • 1x pressure switch

  • 2x Flat-plug-sleeve

  • 1x Butt connector 1.5 mm ²

  • 1x color yellow

  • 1x color black

  • 1x 230V led bulb

  • 3x Lighting terminals

  • 1x Universal Power Supply

  • 1x ton, record module (thanks to Mcobit)

  • 1x Pack sugru or glue

a piece of plastic for maximize the button size

a little bit glue


ca.50cm 1x1,5mm2

everything together should not cost more than 100€

Step 2: The Case

Picture of The Case

Build everything off what at the IKEA lamp is soluble.

  • Take the yellow color and dyeing the box completely. Also the plate of the bottom.
  • Do it where you do not mess up everything yellow.
  • Let it dry.
  • Take the template (images) print them out and cut them out.
  • Take the black paint and spray a question mark on.
  • Make sure that the question mark is not the wrong way. (because I did it at the first time)
  • Let it dry.
  • cut a hole for the button in the plate of the bottom (image 2)
  • click the button in it

Step 3: The Circuit

Picture of The Circuit

look at the image.


  • cut off the plug of the lamp
  • press a hole in the middle of the cover distributor
  • put the wire through it
  • make a knot for strain relief


  • solve the strain relief by the socket
  • open the socket
  • solve one wire

  • connect this with the connector and a piece of the single wire
    (this goes to the button)

  • another wire go from the free clamp to button
  • press the two Flat-plug-sleeve at the ends of the wire
  • cut a pice of the socket (for wires)
  • click it all back together
  • maximize the button size with piece of plastic and glue

Make sure the strain relief and the isolation!

Step 4: Optional With Sound

Picture of Optional With Sound

see images.

Step 5: The Installation

Picture of The Installation

look at the image.

Make sure again the strain relief and the isolation!

Think about it you are working with hazardous voltage!!!

Remove or disable fuses.
secure against re. and measure bevor work.

cable it like your lamps before, it easy.

If you want to go the save way connect the yellow/green one to the metalgrid.

Step 6: The Final

Test it with a red or green cap.


StoryAddict (author)2014-02-07

You should add the sound effect too!

Anred Zynch (author)StoryAddict2014-02-09

I thought about it. But it gets complicated, I need small lightweight components, a space to accommodate them and would bring everything to the correct voltage-level.

if I still find a solution, I will expand the whole thing.
Anred Zynch (author)Anred Zynch2014-03-13

Ok, it is done!

ewilde1 (author)2014-03-05

Awesome lamp! I can't wait to make one for the new house'

krispunke (author)2014-02-16

Perhaps the recordable greeting card hack could be added for the sound effect? Gut the card, record the sound effect, then attach it to the pressure plate so when pushed the connection is made?

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-02-08


mincraftlover (author)2014-02-07

That's totally epic

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