Introduction: Light the Lamp Bracket - Craft

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Lesson Overview:

In this lesson we will walk through creating a foam core lamp bracket as an alternative to the 3D printed version.

Let's get started!

Check out the entire "Anaheim Ducks: Light the Lamp Challenge" project on Tinkercad

Step 1: Materials

  • Foam core board (min 80mm x 40mm)
  • 1 - Ruler
  • 1 - Pencil
  • 1 X-Acto Knife


  • LED for sizing hole in platform (the green LED is my spare. I used it for sizing the hole. The final LED is red)

Step 2: Cut the Pieces

You will start by cutting out the pieces needed for the bracket.


  1. Measure a 40mm x 80mm rectangle, then measure two 40mm x 20mm sections inside the 80mm length.
  2. Cut as seen in the image. The two smaller pieces (40mm x 20mm each) will become the clamps that wrap over the rink wall to hold the bracket on the wall. The remaining piece (40mm x 40mm) will become the platform that holds the LED.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Attach the First Clamp

Start gluing the bracket pieces together.


  1. Apply a small amount of hot glue along the long edge of one of the small pieces from the previous step.

  2. Attached it to the edge of the platform at a right angle (90 degrees) to the platform.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 4: Attach Second Clamp

For a house to be functional there must be a way in. It’s time to create a doorway.

To do this, we will group two objects together in the final shape for that door, we will make that shape a Hole, position it, and then group the shapes. These are the same steps we completed in the previous steps to hollow out the house, but this time we will create the door.


  1. Apply a small amount of hot glue along the long edge of the remaining piece (40mm x 20mm) of foam core. Sandwich the temporary rink wall between the two clamps and squeeze a little while the glue sets.

    Tip: Be careful that glue doesn't seep under the temporary rink wall. You DO NOT want to glue all 4 pieces together.

  2. Once the glue has set, remove the temporary rink wall. Great work, almost done.

  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 5: Create the LED Opening in the Platform

Now you need to make and opening on the platform to hold the LED lamp.


  1. Once all the glue has set, flip the bracket over so you are looking at the bottom. Mark where you want the LED, I placed mine about 10mm from the edge and centered on the platform.

  2. Place the LED in the hole and trim any remaining scraps from around the LED.

  3. You are now ready to mount your LED and Light the Lamp!

  4. Continue to the next step.

Step 6: Attach the Lamp to the Rink Wall and Test

You are now ready to attach the bracket to the rink wall and insert your LED.


  1. Once everything is in place, you can Light the Lamp! Congratulations! Job well done!

  2. Continue to the next step.

Step 7: Continue to the Next Lesson

In the next lesson you will make a trophy stand to hide the buzzer and will act as a switch. When you place your Stanley Cup trophy in the stand conductive material on the bottom of the trophy will close a circuit to Light the Lamp.

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