Introduction: Simple Fantasy LED Lamp
I always had trouble falling asleep. But when I stare at this soothing lamp lying on my bed, it feels like I'm in a fairytale. It is so calm and meditative that it feels like a part of a different world. A pretty simple project with wonderful results... Also here's the youtube link for my project -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBQViv9fDAw
Step 1: What Will You Need?
Nothing much really!
- A white translucent plastic jar
- A coloured card sheet paper
- Cutter/Exacto knife
- An old charger(or a battery)
- Some red and yellow LEDs(a simple white LED or LED strips also work!)
- Wires and a soldering gun.
Step 2: Making Your Cutout and Pasting It.
- I drew a simple scene of a deer and some bushes. You can draw pretty much anything you like!
- Then cut it out very carefully using an Exacto knife. I messed up a couple of times... try not to.
- Apply some glue evenly on the cutout. I used synthetic glue because it sticks better to plastic.
- Carefully and gently stick your cutout on the plastic jar.
- Viola! You're done with this step.
Step 3: Now Comes the Lighting Part.
- You can use a simple white bulb or LED strips if you want to. They look good too.
- I used 4 red, 4 yellow LEDs. I connected them in parallel and secured them into the jar using cardboard strips as shown.
- Make sure that no LEDs directly touch the jar's wall. It would create some ugly overly bright spots.
Step 4: The Power Supply.
- You can use a simple 9v battery and connector if you wish to.
- I didn't want to change the batteries from time to time. So I used a Phone charger instead.
- Take any 5V phone charger.
- Strip its smaller end to reveal the smaller wires.
- Strip the red and black wires and you're pretty much done.
Step 5: Connect the Power Supply.
- Connect the red wire to the common positive and the black wire to the common negative.
- Insulate properly.
- Cut a slit in the lid as shown and pass the plug through it.
- Screw the lid to finish the project!
Step 6: Enjoy Your Night Lamp!
You can keep this on your bedside table or your work-desk or anywhere you like!
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