Hi I am making a lamp with a wooden base ,a bottle on top of it and then a cd with the bulb (only 3v) any decorations pls.?
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Ryan McElhinney makes funky lamps and frames with lots of old action figures. They're all glued together in what looks like some battle royale and coated with one color for a unifying look. The results are pretty awesome. Check out the link below for more pictures. Ryan McElhinney via Neatorama
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Hi, I've discovered this site just yesterday.... I try to use the search engine but it doesn't help. I'm preparing a location for a video. Now, I need to simulate an almost broken lamp, you know, a lamp that flickers. We're using incandescent lamps. It is possible to build a switch (or something else) that can simulates this effect on an incandescent lamp? Tnx in advance, ciao
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This nifty lampshade uses 40 pairs of mirror shades to create one blinged out lampshade for your room. Points are lost for using new shades and for the ridiculous price tag of $1,600, making this a great possible remake project. More points are taken away for the bizarre claim of reflecting 80 times its surroundings. OK, I know what they meant, but it sounds like this is some light amplifier instead of a collection of cheap shades. Linkvia Make
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These lamps made by Kozo Lamps in Israel with bits of plumbing are pretty inventive and cool. I'm not a fan of stuff made with plumbing normally, but I do have to admit that the knob light switches are a nice touch. Thanks to Tool Using Animal for finding the source. Kozo Lamps via Core77
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Fungi are kind of fascinating in general and everyone should be able to appreciate a good lamp. This combination offers both in one awesome place! The home site for the artist is in Japanese but we found it via a blog post on Tokyobling's Blog. "Someone" should do an Instructable!
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Here is an art project from some designers that I came across and have been trying to reverse engineer. If anyone has any idea's on how to power and connect the fluorescent tube it would be greatly appreciated! Here is a description from the web: Design duo Mischer’Traxler, Wien | Austria, started their project to focus on light sources and came up with the idea to combine two lamps into one. This way they created a new design that uses a energy-efficient fluorescent tube bulb and gives the lamps a whole new character. The name of this lamp is ‘Relumine‘ and plays on the fact that we all have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources. The fun and challenge is to combine different type of lamps, like a hanging pendant with a floor lamp, a floor lamp with a desk lamp or different heights and hardware. Each Relumine uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds the fluorescent tube. Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.
Topic by dan.d | last reply
Hi I'm making a table lamp from the backlight of a broken 15" LCD, possibly putting some sort of an acetate print or photography slides where the LCD was to make it a bit more interesting and diffuse/colour the light. However I'm stuck on how to house the light and hoping to get a few suggestions here. Not sure whether I should box frame the whole thing, let the circuit board remain visible but covered (acrylic box) or perhaps put it into some sort of container upcycled however it will ultimately need to stand. How would you do this? All and any suggests welcome. Thanks in advance Garrett
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You may have seen these online selling for ridiculous priceshttps://www.uncommongoods.com/product/long-distanc...But it occured to me how easy this would probably be on arduino. Do any of you know what would be the bare minimum you would need to get this to work? I would assume you'd need them to connect to wifi, and just send a simple signal but I'm not quite sure how to implement this. Any ideas from those more knowledgeable in the particulars?Thanks,
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A Virginia Tech student designed an LED lamp that is powered by gravity. It is called the Gravia, and it took second place at the Greener Gadgets competition in NYC. Gravity as a renewable energy source? Amazing!From http://pesn.com/2008/02/19/9500471_Gravity_Lamp/Concept illustrations of Gravia depict an acrylic column a little over four feet high. The entire column glows when activated. The electricity is generated by the slow fall of a mass that spins a rotor. The resulting energy powers 10 high-output LEDs that fire into the acrylic lens, creating a diffuse light. The operation is silent and the housing is elegant and cord free Ã¢â¬â€ completely independent of electrical infrastructure.The light output will be 600-800 lumens Ã¢â¬â€ roughly equal to a 40 watt incandescent bulb. Each drop of the gravity mechanism runs the light over a period of four hours.To "turn on" the lamp, the user moves weights from the bottom to the top of the lamp. An hour-glass like mechanism is turned over and the weights are placed in the mass sled near the top of the lamp. The sled begins its gently glide back down and, within a few seconds, the LEDs come on and light the lamp, Moulton said. Ã¢â¬ÂItÃ¢â¬â¢s more complicated than flipping a switch but can be an acceptable, even enjoyable routine, like winding a beautiful clock or making good coffee,Ã¢â¬Â he said.Moulton estimates that GraviaÃ¢â¬â¢s mechanisms will last more than 200 years, if used eight hours a day, 365 days a year.The winner of the Greener Gadgets competition was the Enerjar.
Topic by Brennn10 | last reply
I have to make a battery powered lamp for a school project but having no experience or knowledge whatsoever in electronics I really need help! I'm using a halogen GU10 bulb which is 35W, 240V, toggle switch and 2 AA batteries. Can someone please explain how I would wire the light bulb to a toggle switch and batteries? Also, do I need a resistor anywhere? Apparentely halogen bulbs aren't really suitable for lamps, so should I change to a superbright LED? Thanks!
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I have this 6-volt Lamp it's kind like what you would find in one those 6-volt flash lights except that this is like a stand alone lamp and it has two wires that come out of it but only seems to work at 6-volts, so I have a large 6-volt battery and a 7.5 volt output power adapter I was wondering if 7.5 volts would be too much power to use to power the lamp I don't want to blow it up. I don't know if it'll even work at 7.5 volts because I tried a 9-volt battery and it won't power on with it. The image is the same lamp I have except mine is connected to a base and has two wires that come out the bottom I would like to find another way to power it besides using a large 6-volt Battery. Any Suggestions.
Topic by Graydant | last reply
Have about 1500 colorful straws lying around after your last party? Of course you do! Instead of tossing them out you can clean them up and make this technicolor lamp that a kid would love.The directions are pretty helpful, but could use some process shots. So if anyone's looking for an Instructable idea, here you go. Straw Pendant lightvia Make blog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris
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Hey guys, I recently got this silver lamp, which I've filled with kerosene. The only problem is every time I light it, it lets off a thick line of black smoke? I've tried trimming the wick down, but it hasn't helped. Does anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions?
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Hello Does anyone have any idea how to create this effect. My understanding is that the bottle was diamond cut from the bottom and the electrons were fed in. My main questions are around the bulb. Is there anyway to get the same effect using LED lights? What if we were to arrange fiber optics wires in a spiral arrangement and shine an LED at the end. Would it work?
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Check out this neat little lamp I found at Lowes. It's got pencil and paper holding "hands", LED bulb "head", and fully adjustable joints. Impulse buys FTW! I was supposed to be looking for a ceiling fan :P An Instructable on how to make one of these would be cool.
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Hello. I found this hanging lamp at a garage sale, had to have it... Cannot find any information on this style. Looks homemade, melted plastic strips. Does anyone have any information you could share with me? How it was made? Maybe when making things like this was popular? Was it possibly mass produced? They kind of look like Fruit RollUps....Anything at all would help. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=601755359858795&set;=pcb.601760483191616&type;=1&theater; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=601755389858792&set;=pcb.601760483191616&type;=1&theater; Couldn't upload photos with the uploader.
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Oh what to do with the light bulb now that you're basking in the efficient glow of your CFLs? Well, you could convert them into these light bulb lamps as Sergio Silva has done. It's a pretty sweet item with neodymium magnets holding them in place on an included acrylic plate with embedded bits of steel.However, the price tag is $650 for the set which is pretty flippin' ridiculous for what can be remade with scrap and $10 of materials, if that. To be fair, the light bulbs Silva makes are sturdier than the regular item, are all made by the original artist, and are limited to a run of 66. So you're buying some design-y street cred before they get knocked off and sold for one-tenth the price. Linkvia bbgadgets
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Is there such a thing as a switch that is touch sensitive so just a tap will activate it. I want to make a lamp out of an empty glass coke bottle and i want to be able to touch the cap to activate it. Im looking for a small piece of silver metal that will match the cap so i can place it on top, OR a way to make the actual cap the switch. Thanks!
Topic by um0123
Hello Instructables community! I'd like to make a desk lamp, and I'd like to plug it into a wall. Now here is my dilemma I have, the lamp would have 9 main lights inside glass globes and I'd like to have small little lights (like LEDs) around the outside like little points of light. Now in my experience LEDs aren't typically plugged into the 120V wall socket. I have a friend who's good with electronics who has tossed around LEDs, fiber optics, etc and it's all just mind boggling to me. He's even suggested using some kind of controller to make the small lights twinkle and I have no experience with that kind of thing. I'd appreciate if I could get some input as in what options I have for lighting this lamp. Right now it sounds like a valid idea is to use "super bright" LEDs for the 9 big lights and just regular LEDs for the multiple points of light around it. I can provide as much additional details as needed. Thank you for any input.
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The Nikola Tesla group forum is asking for new projects, so I'm posting this as a suggestion. I would love to build it myself, but I lack the tools and money. This is my first contribution to Instructables, so please comment constructively. Nikola Tesla invented the Carbon Button lamp as a kind of incandescent light, because Thomas Edison banned him from using his incandescent filament bulbs. Nikola later discovered that versions of it could also be used in wireless, trans-Atlantic telegraphy, and to investigate what we now call x rays. In fact, he even used the lamp (or something similar to it) to take x-ray photographs, 8 years before Wilhelm Rotgen discovered them.For this reason, I must warn you: this device may possibly generate x rays. I am not responsible for any harm of any kind that may or may not result from re-creating this interesting device. There are phosphors that you can buy that will absorb x rays and re-emit them as visible light. I recommend that you coat the bulb with it until you know for sure that the x rays aren't strong enough to hurt you, or if makes x rays at all. Mixing it with a phosphor made for uv light wouldn't hurt either. Theory of Operation:The bulb is powered by a Tesla Coil, or other source of high voltage, high frequency current, such as a driver for a plasma globe (actually, the modern plasma globe is descended from this kind of technology!)When the power is turned on, electricity bombards the carbon button. Because carbon isn't the best conductor, this causes the button to heat and release electrons into the bulb's vacuum (the technical name for this is "thermionic emission," or the "Edison effect") . These electrons, in turn, excite the remaining air molecules and cause them to create visible light. This is strikingly similar to how fluorescent lamps work!Supposedly, the bulb should shine 10 times brighter than an incandescent bulb.(Note that the excitation of the air molecules, not the incandescence of the button, is actually the main source of light from the bulb.)If anyone decides to build it, please post an instructable showing the steps and finished product. I suggest you get started by reading the patent, number 514,170. You may also want to read part of Tesla's lecture, "Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency."To anyone who will attempt this, I wish you good luck!
Topic by ElectricUmbrella | last reply
i'm looking for "single socket cord lighting" for hanging lanterns- as shown here: http://www.centralchef.com/storefrontprofiles/processfeed.aspx?sfid=123094&i;=248782791&mpid;=7714&dfid;=1 does anyone know how to dismantle a clip-on lamp like this one: http://dormbuys.com/shop/product/876?source=webgains&siteid;=14880 in order to salvage the still-functioning socket & wiring? any direction would be much appreciated, thanks in advance
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The Nikola Tesla group forum is asking for new projects, so I'm posting this as a suggestion. I would love to build it myself, but I lack the tools and money. This is my first contribution to Instructables, so please comment constructively.Nikola Tesla invented the Carbon Button lamp as a kind of incandescent light, because Thomas Edison banned him from using his incandescent filament bulbs. Nikola later discovered that versions of it could also be used in wireless, trans-Atlantic telegraphy, and to investigate what we now call x rays. In fact, he even used the lamp (or something similar to it) to take x-ray photographs, 8 years before Wilhelm Rotgen discovered them.For this reason, I must warn you: this device may possibly generate x rays. I am not responsible for any harm of any kind that may or may not result from re-creating this interesting device.There are phosphors that you can buy that will absorb x rays and re-emit them as visible light. I recommend that you coat the bulb with it until you know for sure that the x rays aren't strong enough to hurt you, or if makes x rays at all. Mixing it with a phosphor made for uv light wouldn't hurt either.Theory of Operation:The bulb is powered by a Tesla Coil, or other source of high voltage, high frequency current, such as a driver for a plasma globe (actually, the modern plasma globe is descended from this kind of technology!)When the power is turned on, electricity bombards the carbon button. Because carbon isn't the best conductor, this causes the button to heat and release electrons into the bulb's vacuum (the technical name for this is "thermionic emission," or the "Edison effect") . These electrons, in turn, excite the remaining air molecules and cause them to create visible light. This is strikingly similar to how fluorescent lamps work!Supposedly, the bulb should shine 10 times brighter than an incandescent bulb.(Note that the excitation of the air molecules, not the incandescence of the button, is actually the main source of light from the bulb.)If anyone decides to build it, please post an instructable showing the steps and finished product. I suggest you get started by reading the patent, number 514,170. You may also want to read part of Tesla's lecture, "Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency."To anyone who will attempt this, I wish you good luck!Patent: http://www.google.com/patents?id=UpldAAAAEBAJ&pg;=PA1&dq;=514,170+tesla&source;=gbs_selected_pages&cad;=0_1Lecture: http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1892-02-03.htmQuestions:What can one use for the carbon button?Could one use a modern, hollowed-out light bulb for this? (I would think there would be some problems with sealing the globe, and with the stem.)Edit: I recently found the third picture in Tesla's Colorado Springs notes and his "apparatus for the utilization of radiant energy" patent. It must be the single-electrode x ray tube I was talking about before...
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Http://www.core77.com/competitions/greenergadgets/projects/4306/ some people might recognize this little invention a while ago. Well I recently wanted to make one after a freak snow storm rocked central pennsylvania (didn't have power for 2 days, it sucked balls). But, after doing the math, his claims seem impossible. Someone check the math for me: Facts of the Gravity lamp (with data in favor of the lamp_: output: 600 lumens weight falling: 50 pounds distance falling: 58 inches (in reality it's a bit shorter, but i'm just putting everything in favor) for ease of calculation and in favor of the lamp, assuming 100% efficiency. lasts for 4 hours calculations: 600 lumens = 7542 candellas = 7542000 mcd the highest efficient LEDs i could find output 120,000mcd at 20mA (0.02 amps) with a drop of 3.2 volts 7542000mcd/120000mcd = 63 LEDs 1 LED = 3.2 volts * 0.02 amps = 0.064 watts 63 LEDs = 4 watts 50 pounds = 22.68 kg on earth: the force of the weight is 22.68*9.8 = 222.264 newtons 58 inches = 1.47 meters 1 joule = 1 watt * 1 second = 1 newton * 1 meter 222.264 newtons * 1.47 meters = 326.73 joules 326.73 joules / 4 watts = 81 seconds, NOT 4 hours looking back at it, I think i messed up the calculations at earth's gravity, because that part is just totally wrong :P. I'm not far enough into my physics class to know how to properly calculate that, could someone else?
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Hi! I am asking to see if anyone could help me. My brother found a floor lamp: it has a working lava lamp at the top, but on top of the lava lamp, is another torche type lamp. Two lamps in one. He found it along the curb, and is a store-bought item. Anybody have any idea how to make one? I'm am NOT the inventor and need help. Thanks for any input anyone could give. Sorry -- didn't think to take a picture so I have none to post.
Topic by mdiehl
I'd like to learn how to make a Salt Lamp. I've seen Himalayan Salt Lamps for sale, however himalayan salt contains uranium! So I'd like to know how to make one myself, perhaps from sea salt or rock salt or something. If anyone knows how to do this, please share your knowledge!
Topic by DaveySprocket | last reply
Hi guys, I am creating pipe lamps and I noticed here some lamps with on/off switch which is included in the pipe...not outside on the cable. Can you give me a hint where do you get these or how do you create them? something like this switch, or similar http://www.hometone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kozo-ligh-pipe_9DhRD_24431.jpg thanks
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Hi, I am having troubles with two lessons in one class (The Lamps Class). When I am logged in I can see and complete all of the other lessons but when I look at lesson 8 or 9 the website makes it seem like I am not logged in (my profile disappears from the upper right hand corner of the page) and so I cannot complete the lesson. This problem only happens on lesson 8 and 9 of the Lamps class but I have not seen this problem in other classes or other pages. https://www.instructables.com/lesson/Pendant-Lamps/ My browser is Google Chrome(Version 56.0.2924.87) which I am running on a 32bit Windows 7 system. Thank you, Justin
Topic by Justin Tyler Tate | last reply
About a year ago, I came across this LED lamp that was on sale at my local Target store. It caught my eye because it had a little tray at the base of the lamp along with a USB port for charging my devices. Since the first time I plugged it in and turned it on, it makes a buzzing noise. At first it didn't bother me, but now that I am spending more time at my workbench it has become annoying. I understand it is kind of common for LED bulbs to do this because of the dimmer switch being outdated, however this lamp is not dimmable nor is it a "bulb" so to say. It's about 7-9 SMD LEDs on a circuit with a rocker switch. If it makes a difference, I do have my lamp plugged into a surge protector and don't have anything plugged into the USB port located at the base of the lamp. What can be done (other than throwing it away, of course) to stop the buzzing noise coming from the lamp? Thanks in advance!
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Hid lamps (sodium and halide) are used for outdoor lighting they are sensitive to momentary power interruptions (even the smallest ones that dont make computers reboot) and mechanical stress (like beating the electrical pole with the lamp). they extinguish and need some minutes to cool down before they strike again i thnk it should be possible to kick out the lamps with emp (electro magntic pulse) as well. how strong pulse is needed to affect this kind of lamp ? is it possible to pack such energy in a portable device ?
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Kats, I need some help making a toaster lamp. Now I know what youâre thinking, â I always wanted to make a toaster lamp!â. Well nowâs your chance to help. In its simplest form a toaster lamp would be a base of a toaster with the top of a table lamp. The lamp operates like a normal lamp by pulling the string or turning the switch. The electronics in the toaster would be disabled or removed for safety reasons. This would be the simplest model. But I would like to build a model where you press the toaster lever down and the lamp lights up. To turn the light off you press the cancel button or press the toaster lever up. Furthermore the light-dark setting on the toaster would act as a dimmer switch for the lamp. The toaster heating elements would be disabled for safety reasons. Now a basic toaster works like this: When you push down on the handle, a plastic bar presses against the contacts and applies power to the circuit board. 120-volt power runs directly through the contacts to the nichrome wires to start toasting the bread. A simple circuit made up of transistors, resistors and capacitors turns on and supplies power to an electromagnet. The electromagnet attracts the piece of metal on the handle, holding the bread in the toaster. The simple circuit acts as a timer. A capacitor charges through a resistor, and when it reaches a certain voltage it cuts off the power to the electromagnet. The spring immediately pulls the two slices of bread up. In the process, the plastic bar rises and cuts off power to the toaster. Some of the problems Iâm facing are the voltage to the electromagnet and PC board is about 12 volts. If you bypass the nichrome wires that would send 120 volts to the PC board which would toast it. So we need a way to do that. Another problem is we donât want the capacitor to cut off power to the electromagnet, that would shut off the light. We could not charge the capacitor by putting a larger resistor before it, Iâm not sure how to do this. The ideal solution would be to gut the toasters electronics, replace it with a circuit that does what I want, and the toaster just becomes a faÃ§ade. Now that Iâve outlined what I want to do are there any electronics wizards out there who can design me a circuit to do this? Thanks Paul
Topic by god1 | last reply
Hey! I'm starting a new project, but don't really know ~where~ to start. Basically I'm trying to make a "crystal formation" style lamp. I want it to be quite large, and look as realistic as possible. I'll attach some images of the shape I am going for. Anyway, I'm not sure how to start. If I was to use resin style molding, how could I achieve the crystal shape? Or would there be better ways? I'm an amateur at this, so any advice would be wonderful! How would you guys do it? Thanks.
Topic by cgittins | last reply
I have decided to power the lighting in my house with gravity alone starting next year. The idea started here: Greener Gadgets: Gravity LampI have some ideas about how to make it possible using some existing instructables and I though I would share this to get people thinking about new ways to use gravity as a power source. Think about it, gravity is clean, constant, eternal and EVERYWHERE. I think that this instructable has some of the essential components: Cordless Drill Crank Charge BatteriesIt gives a basic example of kinetic energy being converted into electricity, but for this application the kinetic energy will be supplied by gravity instead of the hand crank. The real fun with this project, I think, is the different ways that the kinetic energy of the weight can be harnessed. The screw used by the Gravity Lamp is just one method. A weight on a rope that is wrapped around a spool or crank is another option or even something based on the mechanism of a grandfather clock. One could even imagine a single massive weight that the whole family would hoist, with the help of pulleys, every evening to power their home lighting. Who knows.....It's time to start a gravity revolution.
Topic by PHenri | last reply
Hi guys and compliments for the comprehensive forum! I would love to have one of those sunrise simulator alarm clock out in the market but since I have no bedside table, and the wall cover with wood on one side, I am looking for a way to make an adaptor to start dimming my existing lamp at a precise time, like 7 am. I found out this product: http://windhovermfg.com/model/308 but the producer told me it does not work outside US (I'm from Italy) since we have 220V main and the gig would fry out. Also he told me it cannot be modified and power adapters don't work. Any idea on how to build one? Thanks a lot! Sam
Topic by samumar82 | last reply
Found what I want online but they are too expensive. I want a geometric, atomic age shade pattern. But, I am open to any other ideas. Here is a link to the type of shade I would like to make: http://www.deadlynightshades.com/category.asp?id=63&page;=2
Question by Rootntootnscoot | last reply
Please i want to know the benefits one can get when using night lamps that are operated with batteries Or the problems encountered without night lamps in the home or offices
I have an Infocus model x1 projector the lamp is burned out how can i change the lamp to use a high power LED bulb the lamp is 100-120V - 3A 50/60 Hz input I've never done this level of electronics but lamps for this thing is almost 250 bucks .... Thanks
Question by fretted | last reply
I have a high voltage lamp driver that i took out of an old projector, I want to know if i wil be able to make a jacobs ladder or plasma globe with it? It supplies 25kv or 12.5kv on each of the two wires? it was used to power the lamp of the projector and it connected directly with the lamp wires. PLEASE HELP!
Topic by Francoisler