Instructables: exploring - workshop - lighting - desk Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:02:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Copper Wire Sphere Lamp v2.0
Copper Wire Sphere Lamp v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm This instructable is an updated version of a project that I've done this year. The first lamp had some problems: the wire used to make the ball was easily unwrapping, it didn't have a base and the power cord wasn't suitable for it. Materials The main parts are two kinds of copper wire, a thinner ...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:28:11 PDT
Copper wire ball Lamp
Copper wire ball Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm I had one small incandescent light laying around, so i decided to make a lamp using it. While I was looking for materials to use on the project, I found in a box some messy copper wire. The idea of a copper wire ball popped in my head, so I made it.CHECK OUT THE SECOND VERSION OF THIS PROJECT ON MY ...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:50:44 PDT
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Construct a work bench "Light, Shelf and Power Box" in one which is great for a Makers workshop.Ive found it invaluable for close up work on projects as it shields your eyes from direct glare and reflects light off a back wall providing you a bright area on the underlying workbench.It also sorts out...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:13 PDT
Automatic Drawer Lights
Automatic Drawer Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> r1dd1ck913 My computer desk is in the back corner of a large living room. The room only has one ceiling light in the very middle of the room. When ever I need to look though a drawer in my computer desk I have to grab a flash light to see what I am trying to get. I have finally said enough is an enough. So now...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:27:07 PST
Cheap PVC Pipe desk lamp
Cheap PVC Pipe desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brandon2255p A simple, cheap and quick to make lamp you your desk Parts list Gather all the following parts: 20mm PVC conduit 2x 90 degree conduit elbows1x Tee PVC conduit connector 1x in line inspection box 1x Switch A light or light fitting (mine came all in one) 3x 4x50mm nuts and bolts (optionally use b...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:03:45 PST
USB powered desk light or work bench light in an altiods tin
USB powered desk light or work bench light in an altiods tin - More DIY How To Projects]]> dudes There are three things I really like about this thing, the altiods tin (who doesn't love those?), the LEDs, and that it's USB powered. At my work bench, I have always had a regular incandescent light bulb. Then one day the fixture decided it was done, and quickly died. I have been messing around ...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:26:01 PDT
Street light floor lamp
Street light floor lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Bring the blinding brightness of street lighting to your work space by turning an old street light into your new floor lamp. This street lamp was found at a building reuse store. It looks like it was badly damaged, partially warped, and was missing the glass cover that protects the bulb. Since I wa...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:48:59 PDT
Broken Desk Lamp to Reading Lamp
Broken Desk Lamp to Reading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Emyame Hello everyone!I had this desk lamp on my desk in the past days but while trying to adjust its height, I accidentally broke it. Maybe I'm too rough or it's too weak. Anyway, it was standing in my scraps and I decided to use it in someway.I like reading books but I hate those book lamps that you put ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:56:29 PDT
Desk Clamp Lamp
Desk Clamp Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Inspired by the shape of the classic articulated desk lamp and also a host of stylish galvanized pipe lamps, I arrived at the Desk Clamp Lamp. This is a simple, robust and reasonably cheap desk lamp that can be built entirely with parts readily available at your local Home Depot. The other nice thin...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:40:41 PDT
Hand Light
Hand Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> travderose I'm not exactly sure how this idea came to me but I thought it would be pretty cool to make a casting of a hand holding a lightbulb as a sort of desk lamp. So here it is! And you can do it too! I completed this project in less than a day never having done this before. It's not too tough to do, it...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:37:46 PDT
Man & Woman Sculptural Pendant Desk Lamps
Man & Woman Sculptural Pendant Desk Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> MonolithFab I have been building furniture and interior decor items as a hobby for over 10 years now and lighting is easily one of my favorite categories to build. Why? Any couch, desk or bed, no matter how creative you try to be, is going to be quickly recognizable as a couch, desk or bed in the end. This i...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:06:22 PDT
Disc Lamp
Disc Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> softconcrete The lamp is made of multiple acrylic rings and a block of jelutong wood at it's base. The making of lamp requires few skills but a laser cutter is required to cut the acrylic discs. Tools:Laser cutter wet and dry paper and sand paper soldering iron A drill A saw Laser Cutting: The Shade The rin...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:14:15 PDT
Foam Cork Light
Foam Cork Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> tuckerpbrown Materials-Cork Foamboard-Box Cutter-Ruler-Cuttingboard-Light bulb-Socket Cut out shape I cut out six shapes with a box cutter to end up with a hexagon design. Angular Cut Next I cut the corners of each foam side (the inside) at a 45 degree angle so they would fit together better. Connecting ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:13:33 PDT
Modding an LED Desk Lamp from Bed, Bath, & Beyond
Modding an LED Desk Lamp from Bed, Bath, & Beyond - More DIY How To Projects]]> crcook84 This is an LED Desk Lamp made expressly for Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I don't know how long I've had it. But, it's lasted me a good 2 or 3 years now. However, I had problems with the switch mechanism. It would go out sometimes and I would have to jiggle it to get it to work again. I never bothered to dea...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:05:45 PDT
Wooden Architect Lamp
Wooden Architect Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> action pig You can never have enough lamps! Sure, they're easy to buy, but they're fun to make. This is a fairly simple way to make a wooden architect lamp, modeled after the metal kind you can buy in a store. Mine turned out rather funky and a little steampunk, but the possibilities are endless. Tools an...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:46:47 PST
Pterodactylus Desk light
Pterodactylus Desk light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge We all know those perfect flexible swing arm desk lights. For years it seems the best solution to get good light on my working surface. But lately I noticed its a bit outdated and all too familiar. It's "so 1980's". Its time for a new twist. So I transformed it in a "Pterodactrylus Desk light". Ju...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:57:54 PST
Clairvoyant Lamp
Clairvoyant Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan The idea is to have a lamp with words swirling in it using the principle of a lava lamp. The words move around making phrases and statements of different meanings. It works great as a mood lamp too and helps you think. (Video of a working lamp is here and also on the last step of this Instructrabl...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:28:40 PST
Atv Desk Lamp
Atv Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> werdna17 *Intent*: In this instructable I wish to show you how to create a piece of personalized and functional art in the form of a desk lamp.*Background*: About a year ago my brother and I ,whom I work with, bought a worn out 3-wheeler, beautiful she was, but ruined mechanically. My brother convinced me to...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:28:38 PST
Hanger Desk lamp
Hanger Desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kreator here's a simple desk lamp you can make under a buck or two :)materials use: push led light, wire hanger, duct tape 1 pull and shape hanger into diamond 2 close the hook end..apply tape if needed 3 bend in capital "L" shape 4 apply tape to hanger to attach led light 5 make sure its str...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:00:35 PST
Simple LED Desk Light
Simple LED Desk Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> enelson8 I was tired of having to get new light bulbs and having to readjust my desk light, so I built my own easily movable LED desk light. First receive the materials First you must get the materials shown here, solder, a soldering pencil, solid and stranded wire, LED lights, a bread board to test the c...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:21:29 PST
Desk lamp, Mushrooms
Desk lamp, Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheFullMetalAlchemist It's been awhile since I've been able to make something for myself. Recycled motorcycle parts, hand fabricated acrylic, LEDs. The main assembly is a rocker cover from a Honda Spada with a cut down crankshaft, also from the Spada. Welded to the crank are the...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 01:21:49 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lumi This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
PVC Snake Lamp
PVC Snake Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Obscure and Obscene That's very simple to do and very cheap! I made this lamp just using 10 pvc elbow joints, embed togheter and painted and a rgb bulb with remote control bought from ebay. Cable, switch and plug of course. I did not glue them so every single joint can rotate so I can create several versions, dependi...
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 03:00:46 PDT
Tres lamp
Tres lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> timwikander For my third project as an Instructables Artist in Residence, I set out to design a simple yet sturdy desk lamp that almost anyone could make.  Drawing inspiration from scrap project materials and Hoang M Nguyen's "Lampfire", Tres Lamp is a customizable lamp that can be constructed with the most bas...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 20:21:37 PDT
Light table drawer in a standing desk.
Light table drawer in a standing desk. - More DIY How To Projects]]> nosyt   This wasn't the original plan. I found the desk on the curb years ago. I mounted it to the wall in the basement workshop. The light box I made also years ago and it used to have legs. I was going to move it out of the basement, but I had an idea and it looked like it would fit. After a moment with...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:23:53 PDT
Refinished Lamp
Refinished Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> english tea These 20 year old brass plated lamps used to be popular but now they adulterate the bedrooms, lounges and home offices of young peoples first homes everywhere. ‘Here son/daughter, I thought you might find this lamp useful for your new home’ ‘Is it the really cool Ikea lamp that costs a fortune?’ ‘N...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:34:39 PST
Luminaria de Coco / Coconut Desk Lamp
Luminaria de Coco / Coconut Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> CavanhaMan Primeiramente vem a matéria prima para o projeto: o côco! Eu o abri com uma serra e lixei sua superfície até ficar bem liso ao toque. ------------- First comes the raw material for the project: the coconut! I opened it with a saw and sanded the surface until it is smooth to the touch. Colocacao da...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:02:54 PST
LED Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer
LED Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toglefritz Much of this Instructable is identical to this Instructable, the difference is, in the origional Instructable the Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer contained an LED light bulb to produce light.  In this version, a number of LEDs, including a pair of tri-color LEDs and two white LED bars are used to produce ...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:19:27 PST
Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer
Doggy Lamp/Desk Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toglefritz As a college student, I spend quite a bit of time at my desk.  The other day, when I was working on some mechanics of materials homework, I realized that my desk is quite boring.  There is a grey office supplies container and a holder for pending documents in one corner.  In the other corner there i...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:54:44 PST
Gearbox Lamp
Gearbox Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jonnyd55 Check out the video to see how the gears move to turn the light on/off and also acts as the dimmer. This was a result of a need for me to create an example GCSE Engineering project for my students and I really wanted to make something from scrap engine parts I bought of ebay.......Somehow I ended...
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Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:29:43 PST
SteamPunked USB LED desklight with clock
SteamPunked USB LED desklight with clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Grasshopper1221 Inspired by other members. Made from VCR Parts and super brite LED's . And now this is finished with new switch 
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 19:07:13 PST
Pipe Lamp
Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> knife141 I needed a desk lamp for one of the computer desks in my study, and couldn't find one that fit my needs.  I wanted a lamp that would be adjustable both in height and reach, and it had to fit within a fairly small space.  Also, it had to look a bit unusual so it would go with everything else in the r...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 04:43:24 PDT
LED mini table or desk lamp
LED mini table or desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmengel We've got an office nook that has some high powered (200W) halogen lighting overhead that is too much for simple working on the computer at night but I don't like having the LCD monitor as the only light especially as our keyboard isn't lighted.  Faced with such a conundrum I came up with the pictur...
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Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:26:49 PDT
From a Branch to a Lamp: the Branchlamp
From a Branch to a Lamp: the Branchlamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> NathanaelScheffler Hello Instructables, this is a lamp I built five or so years ago with my grandfather.  A branch had been knocked down by a truck on his street, and I needed a lamp for my desk, so he saved it and built this lamp with me next time I came to visit.  The lamp that we used cost about $30 if I remember, ...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:10:11 PST
Mini Lamp
Mini Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> prosper58 A small lamp i built a few days ago that only took a couple of hours to make. I just used a few parts i found around the house. It's pretty effective for it's size. A cool addition to the desk. Main components: Homemade mini lampshade, flashlight bulb, thick solid core wire, small pvc pipe, short...
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:24:26 PST
10 minutes Table Lamp - easy and cheap
10 minutes Table Lamp - easy and cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> mary candy 10 minutes.. it is all the time you need to make this Lampe. :) What you need: a 40 w bulb cable lamp socket a can Tools: - drill - screwdriver how to make it: - Drill a lot of holes around the can .. - Fix the cable with the  40 W bulb your lamp ;)
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:39:44 PDT
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o The Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is the result of being inspired, perhaps more than a year ago, by a design I saw on a design blog.  It's a bit of a pet peeve that all these fantastic ideas are flaunted but never produced.  So, I set about making my own wooden desk lamp, and I am extremely pleased with th...
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:07:46 PDT
Miniature Desk Shoji Shadow Boxes
Miniature Desk Shoji Shadow Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phoenix Laser Engraving Phoenix Laser Engraving creates these Shoji Shadow Box kits for sale in our Etsy shop In traditional Japanese architecture, a Shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a sort of grid of wood or bam...
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Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:38:25 PDT
Chinese Take Out Lamp B.oom This is my first instructable..... I Modded a clamp light Oriental style! Great original x-mas gift for that person who loves Chinese food you also see my Spray can light at the end of the video. i made that with out taking pictures of the process...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:26:14 PST
Desk lamp made from old plumbing bits
Desk lamp made from old plumbing bits - More DIY How To Projects]]> mlocke An adjustable desk lamp made from old copper pipe. Using compression joints that are only hand tight means that joints can be moved as required to position the light. It has a 12volt dichroic bulb so that mains voltage is not mixed with the metal parts. The base is filled with lead to stop it tippin...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2009 15:15:34 PDT
Clip on Desk Lamp!(Attaches to your laptop)
Clip on Desk Lamp!(Attaches to your laptop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> This practical and portable lamp is great for working in dark places. It only cost me $1.00. It is built from a plastic clothes pin, stainless steel shim, and a LED puck light. Materials and Tools Needed Materials.Plastic Clothes PinSturdy Metal Shim approximately 0.5" wide and 5.0" long.3" diam...

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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 19:33:50 PDT
DIY led desk lamp
DIY led desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> tristantech In this Instructable, I will show how to make an attractive and modern desk lamp using common supplies from Home Depot and IKEA.It has a flexible and adjustable neck that is made from electrical conduit and stiff wire to keep its shape. The LED lamp was bought at IKEA Home Furnishings for $13.50.Bes...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2009 09:08:00 PDT
Inexpensive DIY light fixture
Inexpensive DIY light fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> timwasson I was building my home office in my basement when I encountered a problem. I wanted a lamp to light my desk, but I also wanted to keep it off my desk and mount it to the wall or ceiling. I wanted an industrial, utilitarian look, which was hard to come across while I was looking through the various h...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:37:04 PST
Potted Desk Lamp
Potted Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw I wasn't too surprised when my craptastic IKEA desk lamp broke this morning when I went to turn it on. The plastic piece that connects the neck of the lamp to the base broke right off. I looked around and noticed an empty plant pot sitting right next to it...minutes later the potted desk lamp was ...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:42:04 PST