Instructables: exploring - lighting - featured Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:32:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 CopperFill Steampunk Bluetooth Lamp
CopperFill Steampunk Bluetooth Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> wavelet_spaghetti Let's build a steampunk lamp that can connect to any device via a bluetooth microcontroller! First, gather that pile of junk What you will need (according to Thomas Edison): A pile of junk and a good imagination.- 3D printing filament.- A cool glass bottle or chemist's- access to a 3D printer - L...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:45:29 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
LED Floodlight Power Station
LED Floodlight Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrettHacks Stumbling around in the dark, trying to decide whether stringing 200 feet of extension cord, or continuing with my wimpy rechargeable light would get me home sooner, was the inspiration for this project. So on completion of the job, I began to contemplate my next build. It could not just be a rech...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
UV Shoe Sanitizer Box
UV Shoe Sanitizer Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> 3dfernando Hello, DIY community!As a frequent traveller, something like two years ago I have acquired a foot fungus disease from some hotel shower (And after I noticed that I've got it from there, I've never taken a shower in public places without some slippers on!).After trying medical talcum powders and many...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:14:47 PDT
Tealight of the Apocalypse
Tealight of the Apocalypse - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Green Gentleman Zombie Apocalypse? Century-class Solar Storm? Attack of Enormous Ants, or Unruly Avians? Chez Green, we laugh in the face of these catastrophes, not because of a defect or lack in our human sensibilities, but rather, because we are well prepared! While others on this site, and the Internets, wil...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:10:39 PDT
DIY LED BULB: $20 for $10
DIY LED BULB: $20 for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> schabanow S T O P____S L A U G H T E R____I N____U K R A I N E !* * *Yes, if you know whether resistor differs from transistor and can manage soldering iron, you can save a lot of money.Let's calculate DIY E27 LED replacement lighting bulb:1. LED bead x 16 pcs = $ 0,15 x 16 = $ 2,42. Heatsink 3. Brushless fan...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:20:39 PST
Low budget light box
Low budget light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson Hi,In this instructable I will show you how to make a really cheap but effective light box.Its not the most glamorous of builds but it can be built from household objects and i have been using mine for quite some time with no complaints :) Tools and materials Tools:Pen or pencilBox cutter or craf...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:24:59 PST
The book of light
The book of light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Victor8o5 Since the ancient times, light has been associated with wisdom and understanding. There are many Latin expressions referencing the light, and many philosophers have used it in metaphors and analogies. I thought it would be cool to combine light, and all what it represents, with a book, which is also...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:44:17 PST
The Twin Edison 'Steampunk' Lamp
The Twin Edison 'Steampunk' Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Instructadam The twin edison was my first ever build and inspired by similar projects found on this wonderful site, such as this fantastic Eye of Rah lamp. This steampunk Box Lamp and the steampunk Mad Scientist lamp.I was playing a lot of 'Fallout 3' at the time, and am perpetually interested in the post apocal...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:08:37 PST
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> justinlui IntroductionRecessed ceiling lights (a.k.a. pot lights) are commonly found in homes. However, the downlight they produce can be a bit harsh and glaring. To soften the light, try making this elegant and economical mylar light diffuser. All that's required are some fairly affordable materials, some...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:10:12 PST
Lampshade For Livingroom
Lampshade For Livingroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon Hello EveryoneThis little instructable took place at my houseThe living room Build process #1 Drive to the nearest wood store and buy the desired size and diameter of the PlywoodCut it the size you wantMake sure the Plywood are smooth and good looking Cutting Cut the Plywood you desired siz...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:49:17 PST
Industrial Style Display Lighting
Industrial Style Display Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> walter.warren1 Following how well my lighted pipe-supported shelves turned out, I wanted to do a similar style light fixture for lighting album artwork on my office wall. But this time I wanted flexible arms holding spotlights that could be more easily aimed.That previous job used all 1/2" steel pipe. This time I...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:31:47 PST
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization)
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Erik Boertjes I wanted to brighten these dark days by creating something with light. So why not make an acrylic tea light holder? ‘Acrylic’ in the sense that it is made from Plexiglas®, a type of plastic that looks like glass but is much lighter (in weight) and can be cut with a laser cutter.Oh and the design is...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:20:22 PST
Plane Light
Plane Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The Plane Light is a lamp celebrating simple materials designed for small batch production. Blocks of walnut or maple are split in matched halves, with light occupying the space between them. All the parts were designed using Autodesk Inventor HSM and created on computer controlled machines in small...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:29:30 PST
veneer lampshade
veneer lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.sims.37266 Hey Guy's and Girls,Welcome to my first Instructable as every first Instructable on here says feed back and criticism is always appreciated :)A bit about me first over the last year and a half I've gone from a garage with loads of gear to a shed with not so much stuff to a desk in the lounge :( (the...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:41 PST
DIY Tracing Table
DIY Tracing Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> SabrenaD I found myself in need of a way to trace a drawing for a project I'm working on. After looking online and seeing that the tracing tables are typically starting at around $30 I wanted to find a way to beat the system. This "tracing table" was made with things I already had around the house which made...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:22:31 PST
IKEA Infinity Mirror
IKEA Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson I decided to try building an infinity mirror after seeing this post here on instructables. I had the IKEA frame laying around and decided to try to use that, and it was actually a really god fit for this project. You'll need: IKEA Ribba Frame (ribba) LEDs - I used RGB (WS2812B) Mirror Film ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:17:31 PST
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYPerks Welcome to this Instructable on how to make an awesome-looking mushroom light! I had this idea after taking part in last year's Make It Glow contest with my Shard Light instructable, and I'm excited to be taking part again this year with these mushroom lights.If you think this Instructable deserves ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:38 PST
Glass Gem Ball Light
Glass Gem Ball Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> MidnightMaker I have always been fascinated with the way light refracts through and reflects from glass gems. The fascination has nothing to do with physics, but with the simple emotive effect that light has on us. Light very often controls mood, and the right light can inspire creativity. I think. I don't know h...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:55 PST
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> normal52 This project is not too complicated if you know the basics of wiring. I did it in about 1 day but had majority of the materials. Materials and Tools Materials1. Wire (I used 14 gauge, 3 wire since it's a lighting project2. Plug (Optional, you can hard wire it if you choose to do so)3. 2x124. Maso...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:01:25 PST
Small Engine Lamp
Small Engine Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> english tea I have wanted to build a V̶8̶ V12 engine coffee table since I first saw one on Top Gear. My livingroom workshop is not equipped to handle such a large project but I was inspired to make something from a small engine.When the user turns the crank it raises the piston which presses against the switch...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:28:18 PST
How to DIY a golden pendant lamp
How to DIY a golden pendant lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vikalpah When you can make a gorgeous pendant lamp with simple materials such as acetate sheets and tape. Why not give it a try? Materials Required 11 Acetate/Plastic sheets Marker Scissors Transparent tape Gold washi tape Xacto Knife Gold cord with plug (Got mine at Home depo for $6.67) Gold lamp so...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:01:15 PST
how to make emergency candles
how to make emergency candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> sadyal If you are ever in a blackout or dont have candles this is a simple way to make candles. What you need cotton ballspoon potatobutterknife lighter or matches Cutting the potato first cut the potato in half then cut the ends of so it will be able to stand. Making a hole take the spoon and sc...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:44 PST
Podium-Mounted Votive Candle Holders
Podium-Mounted Votive Candle Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> action pig Some years ago I found a podium set out into the rain, waiting to be thrown out. It had a horrible coat of dark varnish, was held together with wire, wobbled from side to side, and had one shelf replaced with an uneven, thick cut piece of wood. I loved it. My mom taught me how to strip the finish...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:05:36 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present)
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present) - More DIY How To Projects]]> toasteroven47 Here is an infinity mirror that I made as a birthday present for my girlfriend. Perfect if you are stuck for present ideas and want to tinker around a bit as it is a really simple creation. It only took me a couple of days of working for a few hours in the evening to make and i am very happy with th...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:52 PST
Star Light Tree Topper
Star Light Tree Topper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell If I haven't mentioned this before, I love hardware stores. I also love making lamps. So as part of my holiday tree plan, I made the Star Light Tree Topper using only parts from my local hardware store. I'm so happy with how it turned out! (Almost as much as I love the disco gif of it turning on and...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:06:52 PST
Sparkling Concrete
Sparkling Concrete - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble I had only wanted a little accent lighting to help with night blindness. Originally I tried to use fiber optics and have the light source be a solar yard light. After struggling to get the right amount of light, and a QT to hobby lobby I decided to go with these battery operated LED string lights. ...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:35:02 PST
Super Mario Skateboard Light
Super Mario Skateboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ejsulit This is my first time making an instructable. I hope you like it. I call this project the Super Mario Skateboard Light. I am a Super Mario fan & collector thats why I made this. Enjoy!Main things you need:- Old Skateboard- Acrylic Paint- Electric Wires- T-shaped Tube Pipes- Bulb Light and its contai...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:34:23 PST
Neon Cup
Neon Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizem evci I'm going to explain how to build a coaster with a sensor, that when you put a cup over it turns on a LED. For this project you will need to follow the next steps. 3D part i used for the 3D Part ( you can build online 3D object)Build the coaster for the cup in a 3D file, and print...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:44:06 PST
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boddeeen Hello and thanks for checking out my instructable! This is my fist guide for the site so sorry if anything is unclear. First some background is in order. As part of my campus theatre job, I was tasked to make a working, 1970's style "ON AIR" sign for an upcoming production. The sign needed to be abl...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:51:10 PST
Copper pipe candelabra
Copper pipe candelabra - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Copper pipe candelabras not only look great, but also make a great gift to make this holiday season. Flex your maker muscles and put together your own version easily, and show off your artistic flair, too!You can buy artisanal copper pipe candelabras, but they are way overpriced. Show someone spe...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:47:23 PST
How to make a BAT-signal
How to make a BAT-signal - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius Hi,Today we are going to learn how to make a BAT-signal to call the batman !!So let's go ! Stuff needed. To make this light we need : A cardboard pipe ø 30 cm is a good size but the first objective is to make this props with reclamation stuff. so if you can find an other size it's also cool !Impo...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:32:08 PST
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
how to hack into a cheap electronic toy
how to hack into a cheap electronic toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> lianglh1005 It is a lamp called dreamlight. In the shake mode, it can blink after I shake it. If I switch it into sensor mode, it can blink when it sense the darkness. It also has a solar panel but unfortunately it has never worked. Now I'm trying to hack into the dreamlight and use computer to control it. Ta...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:05:33 PST
Butter Candle
Butter Candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> mysterygirl995 This is cool idea and it can conserve energy. Hope you enjoy. What you Need A small plate1 stick of butter1 toothpicktoilet paperscissorsknife. What you Do First is First take your butter and cut a chunk 2 TBSP off. Now poke a hole through the middle with the tooth pick. The wick part 1 Fo...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:46:44 PST
Balloon Fin Lamp
Balloon Fin Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jezzybear This is a 3d printed lamp that looks like a balloon. The lamp has a fin design that creates light and shadow affect. There are holes in the top of the balloon that allow little shapes of light to project onto the ceiling.The lamp is printed in three parts; the lampshade, the lamp lower and the cell...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:43:45 PST
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaterialBall Tiny LEDs emit a lot of light, but the light is poorly directed. Making your own reflector doesn't give a neat result in most cases, so why not reuse a reflector?I found out that GU10 halogen spots are easy to disassemble, and easy to reuse. This particular lamp was a cheap one I got included with a...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:05:13 PST
Paper picture lamp
Paper picture lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis Hi there, Glad to finally be at the point where I somewhat took photos of process and am ready to make my first instructable! :) As you can guess from the picture - the instructable will be for making your very own battery powered paper lamp, which, in my configuration is battery powered with LED ...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:22:55 PST
Making of the Philadelphia Geek Award 2014
Making of the Philadelphia Geek Award 2014 - More DIY How To Projects]]> NextFab For the past couple of years, NextFab's crew of makers joined with the geeks of Philadelphia to fabricate the physical awards for the Philadelphia Geek Awards. This time around we decided to invite the community to help with the creation of the awards, and it was a great success and a great time for...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:10:26 PDT
How to Art
How to Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> audreyobscura 2014 | Artist | Audrey Love from Elsewhere First off, I must extend a HUGE thanks to the Elsewhere Museum. I was fortunate enough to be granted a residency there, and it opened so many new worlds to me. I left that place with new friends, a refreshed state of mind, and a project that I was really p...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:10:15 PDT
Halloween Skull hanging lamp
Halloween Skull hanging lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tye Rannosaurus It's almost that time of the year, and in the spirit of truly terrifying (and affordably priced) props, here is my own DIY skull lamp. Use it to cast a little light onto those dark corners of your favorite haunted mansion! Get inspired by the totally awesome designer edition... So, have you seen...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:03:29 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
EDC Flashlight Bite Guard
EDC Flashlight Bite Guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxgeo Hello peoples! Today I will show you all how I solved the problem of misplacing your third hand. If you're like me, you never have a head light when you need it most. If you carry a flashlight on your person, you have solved half the problem. But you still need to hold it somehow. Sure you pinch it ...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:54:32 PDT
How to make a Japanese lampshade.
How to make a Japanese lampshade. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishiyasu Hello!!This time, I try to make a lampshade.Because, this lampshade tears...How to make is simple.I blow up a balloon, and I put a Japanese-paper on one.I give it a try!!○Subscribe to my channel!!Balisage Channel Materials and Tools a balloonaa Japanese-papera wood gluea brusha bamboo stick Blo...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:37:26 PDT
Soccer Ball Lamp Shade with Yin Yang connections
Soccer Ball Lamp Shade with Yin Yang connections - More DIY How To Projects]]> daveda I saw a photo of a paper soccer ball on flicker made like this.From what I found, this was made by Phillip Chapman-Bell. If this is incorrect please let me know.The soccer ball shape is made from pentagons and hexagons.This uses two different colors for the two different shapes, and a unique Yin Ya...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:54:37 PDT
Watermelon Floating Lanterns
Watermelon Floating Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Water is magical, fire is magical, when a little bit of fire is floating on the water, it's super magical!If you are camping by a lake or at a pool gathering, chances are there will be watermelons! Before taking the melon rinds to the compost bin, why not let them shine one more time, and add some m...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:32:26 PDT
Styrene LED Strip Brackets
Styrene LED Strip Brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu I bought a strip of Adafruit's RBG LEDs from Phenoptix. They come with a protective silicone sheath to stop moisture damaging them or metal shorting the pads. This is great but makes them pretty tricky to mount since it rules out tape or most glues.I wanted a semi-permanent method to mount my LED st...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:36:56 PDT
Dimensional Paper Lanterns
Dimensional Paper Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 I love anything that glows at night! These 3-dimensional blossom lanterns / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles! They are super easy to make, in fact, this is the easiest ible I have ever written! =) Materials and tools Materials...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:19:23 PDT
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> goldlego This is a terrific lamp that will surely compliment any room. This awesome lamp can change color with the aid of its remote control. Also the remote can adjust its brightness. The style can be customized with 3 different included designs or you can create your own design! Not only does it look great...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:18:52 PDT