Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - workshop - lighting - featured Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:03:14 PST BLOX v1.01 Make a picture lamp
Make a picture lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Amaries I made this lamp of pictures from the beautiful books of Richard Scarry. My children loves his books. My idea is to make a lamp that grows with my children. When they are little a lamp with pictures of Richard Scarry, then after a while the same lamp but with airplanes. When they become teens the ai...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:44:55 PST
Ex Machina Sound Reactive Wall
Ex Machina Sound Reactive Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dan Chen I started making sound reactive LEDs and realized that I can create a wall piece like in Ex Machina. To test this concept, I create a small laser cut card board pattern with a piece of paper as light diffuser. I think it turn out pretty well, except it's smaller and each LED aren't individually ad...
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:23:56 PST
Split Cedar LED Wall Lamp
Split Cedar LED Wall Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> 5MinuteLearn This project was one I had been itching to do for a while now. I finally completed it and received many comments on it. After getting so much positive feed back, I decided an Instructable was in order. Making the Cedar Blocks In the making of this artistic, split cedar LED wall lamp, I used:- C...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:33:18 PST
Decorating a small balcony w/ smart LED outdoor lighting
Decorating a small balcony w/ smart LED outdoor lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> EYSpace I love my balcony and have been enjoying a lot over the past year, but one thing I felt was missing is some outdoor lighting to enjoy it in the evening. So when I got the chance to try out Lightify smart LED outdoor lights, I was thrilled. Turns out they are really easy to install and you can turn t...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:39:14 PST
Zip Tie Lamp
Zip Tie Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> audreyobscura This Zip Tie Lamp was a real joy and pain to create. It was a joy, because I was so pleased with the outcome, but wrestling this form as it came together proved to be physically challenging. In 2012, I got to see an art installation by the folks at Swissnex that really changed the way I looked at su...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:02:10 PST
Wooden Battery Lamp
Wooden Battery Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ZiddiK It is a battery operated wooden LED lamp that is rechargeable and rotatable to different directions. features • Rechargeable • Rotatable to different directions ( Rotation limited to front and right, then fold)• 2 Modes switching(Bright and dim) • Bright mode gives maximum lighting while dim mode...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:59:38 PST
PVC Light/Lamp - Shade
PVC Light/Lamp - Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I demonstrate a way to make a PVC Lamp shade.For this project, you will need a few PVC pipes, PVC pipe cutter and a hot glue gun.You will also need an inflatable ball.If you are Interested in the video version of this Instructable and the embedded video does not appear on your ...
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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:57:13 PST
E A S Y Stapler Sparkleball
E A S Y Stapler Sparkleball - More DIY How To Projects]]> sparkleball_lady By far, the easiest, fastest way to make this beloved decoration is with a plier stapler, which you can get at a hardware store or from Amazon (of course!) Gather Your Supplies First you'll need the right cup for the basic 50-cup sparkleball. It's 9 oz, soft plastic, and squatty, with a mouth ...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:51:10 PST
Marquee Letter Open Sign
Marquee Letter Open Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> juliaaespo My mother runs a home and furniture boutique called On Main. She had asked me to make her a light-up open sign to bring attention to the store window while also exhibiting the same general theme and aesthetic as her store. I chose to design the sign using my own take on marquee letters. Traditional ...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:44:46 PST
DIY - WOOD PENDENT LAMP // FREE TEMPLATE - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexejnagel The unusual lamp with a wooden lampshade can be made very quick and with simple tools by yourself at home.Tips: Feel free to dye the wood used or buy it colored. Also you can try out another length of the round timbers. At the end of my video I show two variations. Set your imagination free and be c...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:06:13 PST
Concrete lamp DIY
Concrete lamp DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> ibenkos This is a guide to make a easy and cheap concrete lamp. Parts & tools Here are the parts and tools you need to build this. You will also need something to hold the lamp socket in place while the concrete is drying, like for example BBQ sticks or thread.Parts Concrete.Water.Lamp socket.ON/OFF swit...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:57:24 PDT
Wood Design Lamp
Wood Design Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> masteruan A simple but awesome wood light.This is a perfect style. Simple but original. You can cut the wood and mount this lamp in few steps. Materials For this project you need these materials: Wooden splintAn plastic placemat (choose color or fancy to your personal taste)4 Angles iron12 washersSome scre...
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:55:07 PDT
Lightning Art
Lightning Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> danjiel For my wife's birthday I wanted to make her something that combined both of our personalities. She's a bit artsy, I'm a bit sciencey This piece is a perfect marriage of both art and science.In this Instructable I'll show you how to burn a Lichtenberg figure (lightning pattern) onto wood that can b...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:51:22 PDT
Halloween Sparkleball
Halloween Sparkleball - More DIY How To Projects]]> sparkleball_lady For Halloween I decided to repurpose an old sparkleball. I took it apart, washed the cups, and got supplies ready.drill plier stapler + staplesblack acrylic paint150 orange and black lightsziptie + hook for hanging50 recycled solo-style 9 oz plastic cups Paint Cup Rims Pour a little black paint ...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:35:36 PDT
Make A 120 LED Work light
Make A 120 LED Work light - More DIY How To Projects]]> grandpasgarage Nobody likes using halogen work lights. They consume too much power and get so hot that every time you move them you scald your hand. Although LED work lights are readily available at almost all of the big-box home improvement stores, they're just too plain expensive. So in an effort to save money (...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:21:02 PDT
3D Laser Cut LED Star
3D Laser Cut LED Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist When I was a child, my family had a classic Christmas tree topper in the form of a 3-D star made from perforated metal with clear plastic points. Somewhere along the way, I got rid of it and now I regret it, because it was beautiful.Geometrically, it was a dodecahedron (12-sided solid) with clear pl...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:56:24 PDT
Upcycling/upgrading old fluorescent lighting
Upcycling/upgrading old fluorescent lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsr38 Replacing older fluorescent lighting can yield gains in available power density and increase efficiency, or in other words lower your power consumption for a given irradiance. The newer high frequency systems make ideal propagation lamps for horticulture due to the higher power density than older t...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:16:34 PDT
Floor Wooden Lamp
Floor Wooden Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> cepi85 I love Floor Lamp, so i decided to make one!i've take some inspiration on google in this research : Wooden Floor LampThis project is very simple and's customizable, red color is my favourite, which is your's? What do you need - Lamp Materials You will need:(x3) Broomstick 1€ each(x...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:49:13 PDT
Death Star Lamp
Death Star Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mostlyglue That's no moon...Who hasn't dreamed of owning a half-destroyed battle station made of concrete that functions as a light? Anyone? Okay, so it's not exactly practical but it was fun to try to something new.I saw a transparent plastic sphere at a local shop and immediately thought of making a Death St...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:59:20 PDT
Joule thief powered lamp
Joule thief powered lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> argha halder Hello everyone!Today I am going to show you how to make a joule thief powered adjustable reading lamp. It is quite cheap and easy to build and is a fun way to put your soldering skills to the test. The lamp is not going to be as good as a really great branded lamp, but it is going to have some featu...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:39:05 PDT
DIY Decorating with OLED Light Panel
DIY Decorating with OLED Light Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> lgchemoled Christmas is only a couple months away! This is a step-by-step introduction of how to make a Christmas Decoration Lighting with LG Chem OLED light panel! I hope you enjoy it! Prepare 9 rectangular wooden panels Prepare 9 rectangular wooden panels of equal dimensions (100x240mm)(Note: Darker brown...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:05:45 PDT
Bottle Lights
Bottle Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> SteveQuinn My wife recently purchased some submersible Led lights with the intention of placing them into an 'empty' Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle.Not being shy of a challenge I set to work acquiring the target bottle!The rest of the Instructable documents how I managed to shoehorn the lights in. Choice of batt...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 14:14:29 PDT
Edison Bulb Table Lamp
Edison Bulb Table Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moschtertaart How to built a simple good looking table lamp in only 3 simple steps.During my Holidays in Sweden I saw those nice warm glowing vintage light bulbs and I decided to build me a simple table lamp with an exposed Edison Bulb. The right thing for dark Winter days.Now, let´s take a look at the stuff we´l...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:19:31 PDT
PVC Pipe Lamp
PVC Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wacky_WoodWorks PVC Pipe Lamp.I have a piece of 65mm PVC orange electrical piping as well as a piece of 60mm PVC clear pipe. I print out the design I want to have in this case flames and use a standard spray adhesive to stick the pattern to the pipe. Make sure the pipe is clean before you do this. I can use any col...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:02:21 PDT
DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp
DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rubberducky This DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp is quite a simple, cheap and useful project anyone can make in about half a day with all the ingredients.I will try to cover all the main stages of the build but i think the pics will speak for themselves... Preface I've been thinking about this project for qui...
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Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:21:38 PDT
Concrete lamp base with 3D printed shade
Concrete lamp base with 3D printed shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> bdelmonte This is a simple lamp project consisting of a standard lightbulb socket cast into a concrete cube, with the optional addition of a 3D printed lampshade on top. Materials required:- Concrete powder: I used Shapecrete, which had clear instructions on the package for mixing and casting and turned out g...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:20:35 PDT
Nite Solar Table Lights
Nite Solar Table Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> the gman This is my first post so if you think I need to change anything (every day's a lesson) please be constructive with criticism. Hope you enjoy. What You Need I used a couple of jars with ropes around the neck that my wife thought looked nice in our garden. You could use any jars but I did like the...
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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:45:36 PDT
How to make T-rex Skull Lamp
How to make T-rex Skull Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dylan91 Hy everyone:) My first instructable was a Jurassic Park theme led lamp. I earned some experience while i did that lamp and i decided i'll make a better one or an other one. I hope you will enjoy this new project:) So let's start: What you need! ( Or i used these) Materials what you need:50x25x2...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:27:28 PDT
Concrete stackable lamp
Concrete stackable lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> fromeo The basic idea is to have multiple concrete cubes making light from one side and having power on the bottom and on the top. this way you can stack multiple lamps given the correct voltage and amps every time you add a lamp. The wood stamp The wooden enclosure to make the concrete dry in and have ...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:57:49 PDT
Floppy Disk Lamp
Floppy Disk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan A few days ago while emptying some old drawers in search of a memory card I came across some old floppy disks. I didnt want to throw them away and wanted to do something interesting with them. I eventually decided on building a lamp with them. Here's how I did it. You can see a video I made of it he...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:25:59 PDT
Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> CharuS4 This was an assignment done by my team in our course Materials and Processing 203.We were asked to make something that gives out light. We went a bit supernatural and designed this light giving cube.This box can be made in few simple steps .Its simple and fun..!!! Check it out... ITEMS REQUIRED ...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:58:37 PDT
Tesseract, + Warp Plasma !
Tesseract, + Warp Plasma ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wired_Mist No CGI, No tissue paper, and no Fooling around !Ever since I First watched The Avengers I have wanted to make this Cube. Took me over three years to figure out how. You can View the Video on YouTube HereOr the HD *Test* footage HereWith some help from Omni-Diy's Instructable on Rheoscopic Fluid I wa...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:07:41 PDT
Dandeline Lanterns
Dandeline Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Ever since I shared the first set of lanterns here on Instructables, I have been thinking about how to make them even easier and more accessible. To be honest, it’s not that easy to find the perfect size drinking glasses…Today I am excited to share a new solution – see how we can make these magical...
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:35:25 PDT
Concrete LED Lamp
Concrete LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxap We needed a desk lamp and a DVD player stand; I had some remaining LEDs and wanted to make something stylish with concrete...So I built this concrete desk lamp featuring:- Retractable keyboard illumination- Phone charger- Pen holder- DVD drive stand- Clutter fence (more on this in the last step)If y...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:40:50 PDT
DIY ENGINE PARTS LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> michu19753 I got the idea for this project after seeing something similar on the web.I decided to create my own lamp with inexpensive materials. The total cost for the project is about $15.I bought the lamp only because she had a pretty holder.Other parts I had in the garageI encourage you to be creative with ...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 08:42:28 PDT
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 02:41:18 PDT
Marquee name sign
Marquee name sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> billygreen1973 This is my first Instructable so go easy on me!Also if you like this Instructable, please vote for me in the 'First Author Contest', Thank you.My daughter wanted me to make her a night light so I looked around for ideas. She loves dancing and the stage, so I thought I could do something to tie in wi...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:47:37 PDT
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
Bright Idea Light
Bright Idea Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Bright Idea Light is a light-bulb shaped lamp that mounts flush to the wall and eminates a soft backlit glow. I simply found the idea of a virtual rendering of a cartoon light bulb bleeding over into the real functionality of an actual light bulb interesting at the time. There is not too much go...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:51:28 PDT
Laser cut hanging lamp shade
Laser cut hanging lamp shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> mfranck Here is a frosted acrylic lamp shade that fits on an Ikea light cord. The design is something between a flower and a klingon bat'leth, just like you always wanted. You're welcome.This instructible focuses on the design process, but I've also included the file so you can build your own!To make this l...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:57:22 PDT
Decorative Glass Lamp
Decorative Glass Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sangram Mohite We, a group of three, made this lamp as a part of our assignment of DD203(Materials and Design Process). This one is simple and easy to make with easily available stuff. It looks good whether on or off hence can be used as a lamp and for decorative purpose.Check it out... Materials used: 1) Acryl...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:40:03 PDT
DIY Mason Jar Lamp w/ Switch
DIY Mason Jar Lamp w/ Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelvsh MATERIALS & COMPONENTS:- lampcord, roughly 6-9 feet - on/off toggle switch (mine happens to be a thumb switch. floor switches also exist)- lamp socket (Mine is standard white porcelain. porcelain is better with dissipating heat than plastic)- light bulb (I used a vintage-look edison bulb)- lampcord ...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:23:46 PDT
DIY Pipe Lamp
DIY Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mukeshnb This pipe lamp is designed totally to give a better ambiance . The small LED inside bottle gives looker an refreshing scene of fireflies buzzing around.A tree like structure is designed using PVCS and bulbs are placed at the end.It is Easy and fast to do. Check out. Materials Here is a checklist...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:20:51 PDT
Lámpara MakersLabámpara-MakersLab/
Lámpara MakersLab - More DIY How To Projects]]> Recyclatech Este es una guía para crear un llavero-lámpara en MDF con la forma del cohete del MakersLab. Este es el proyecto final del curso introductorio al MakersLab "Sé un maker". Aquí encontrarás todos las instrucciones necesarias para completar tu proyecto y los archivos para realizar el corte en láser.Mat...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:29:47 PDT
Hollow Bamboo Lamp
Hollow Bamboo Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> adarshrao This is the hollow bamboo lamp we, a group of three, created as part of a weekend assignment given as part of our DD203 - Materials and Design Process course. Materials used 1. Hollow Bamboo Stick 2. Bamboo Basket3. Aluminium rods4. 2 Bulbs5. Wires, bulb sockets6. M-seal Working with the Bamboo...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:19:39 PDT
Makerbot Night Light
Makerbot Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> DankoA Led Makerbot Night Light This is my twist on the single LED version using led strips & a usb blinky to drive the LED strips.BOM1. 3D printer Makerbot Case (thingverse)2. USB Blinky (Tindie or Hackaday Shop)3. LED addressable strip(WS2812B RGB LED Strip - Amazon, Ebay etc.)4. 4 PC power supply ...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:57:39 PDT
Marshmallow LED light
Marshmallow LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> licheness Whatever possessed me to buy a whole bag of those absolutely humungous marshmallows?! Really! They are so big, that the kids cannot even fit them in their mouths. We did roast them over a campfire in the backyard, once last summer, just for fun, when we had a bunch of friends and their kids over. Th...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:16:16 PDT
Uber Bright Flash Light / Charger
Uber Bright Flash Light / Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer In this instructable I'll go through how I put together my own flash light. A flash light you say - sounds amazing (add sarcasm). Yeah well I know a torch doesn't sound that revolutionary, but indulge me a minute and I'll tell you how it came about. It all started (yes I'm sorry its one of those ...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:54:13 PDT
Iris Lamp
Iris Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Iris Lamp is a disc shaped wall lamp with a mechanical iris built in. Turn the disc and LED lights click on, shining through the moving iris and glowing through wood veneer.This lamp is based on the Eclipse Lamp that I posted previously. I'm fascinated by mechanical movement in design that's typ...

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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:56:02 PDT
Árbol de luz (Portrait)Árbol-de-luz-Portrait/
Árbol de luz (Portrait) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kraeheTishka Hola...Para mi suerte en The inventor´s House hubo 2 Building night, para jugar con la Portrait, así que en esta ocasión, convencí a mi amigo Don Raul para que me acompañara y que conociera esta maravillosa maquina. Entonces nos pusimos a jugar, y este fue uno de los resultados...Una pequeña lampar...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:17:10 PDT