USB Lamp

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Introduction: USB Lamp



Step 1: What You Need

2 old cd or dvd, USB cable, office paper clip, 1 leaf, glue, soldering iron, bulb (max. 2,5W), the basis from the old rosette,

Step 2: USB Cable

Prepare USB Cable

Step 3: Bulb and Cable

Solder on bulb (max. 2,5W)

Step 4: Put Together

Hide the cable in the rosette

Step 5: Support

Make shade support

Step 6: Shade

Make shade from leaf

Step 7: Finish

Good luck with this work. :)

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    31 Comments

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    joasan18
    joasan18

    11 years ago on Step 2

    i think the usb have 4 wires right? we only use black and red what about the other wires?

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    godofal
    godofal

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    red and black are the power wires, the other two are for data, but we dont need to exchange data.
    to be clear:
    red= +5v
    black= ground
    green= data ground
    white = data +

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    knektek
    knektek

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i had thought that negative ( red ) was ground and positive ( black ) ws +5v.

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    hsarode1
    hsarode1

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    U r rong godfal is correct

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    knektek
    knektek

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    ... A bit delayed don't you think ...

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    godofal
    godofal

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    google it if you dont believe me ;)

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    knektek
    knektek

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    oh im not very good at this sort of stuff and i he alot on my mind right now lol.

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    hsarode1
    hsarode1

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    Ya we have 4 wires but we use only 2 they r red and black because they r power cables while green and white r for transfering Data .

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    mikedoth
    mikedoth

    13 years ago on Introduction

    How hard would it be to mod this to use a couple LEDs?

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    led235
    led235

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    basiclly, just get a few White or any colored LEDs and hook them up to a 1k resistor. The output is 9 volts out of a USB plug

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    natrinicle
    natrinicle

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Actually the output of a standard usb port is 5v at 500-1000Ma depending on the controller card.

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    Yerboogieman
    Yerboogieman

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i'd just get a few 5v - 6v max LED's and hook em up, maybe a resistor to make the LED last longer...

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    mikedoth
    mikedoth

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, i'll see if it works and report back soon.

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    TOCO
    TOCO

    12 years ago on Introduction

    the orange thing is called a<br/>2-Position Dual-Row Barrier Strips, and can be purchased at radioshack for $2.29. You can buy bigger ones for more money too. Here is the link for both big and small.<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=barrier%20strip&origkw=barrier%20strip&sr=1">link</a><br/><br/>Here is the link for the smaller one . <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103228">link</a><br/><br/>I am sorry but the link would not move from in between (and & small)<br/>

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    Callum Snowden
    Callum Snowden

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Or they can be called terminal blocks, choc-blocks or terminal strip :) (just so you can do a search on them)

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    ShampooRobot
    ShampooRobot

    12 years ago on Introduction

    couldnt i just attach those red and black USB cables derectly to the bulb? without that orange thing?

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    godofal
    godofal

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yes, it can, but it would be harder to replace the light bulb

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    Tututu
    Tututu

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks a lot for that idea I made it with an 3.8V bulb My usb cable was 4V So now I made a greate flashlight 5/5