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I want to make this lamp, please help! Answered

WARNING: Mechanically inexperienced Newbie post below. Your patience is appreciated. :)

Some of you may have seen this lamp online somewhere:


I'd like to try and make a lamp that works like this. As mentioned above, my experience is virtually non-existent when it comes to taking machines apart and hacking into them, but I possess a decent amount of common sense, and I'm pretty handy when it comes to tools. I'd like this to be my first project of this type. It seems simple enough: take a lamp base, a clock spring and a dynamo flashlight aaaand.... then what? Okay, so maybe it's not so simple. But to some of you, I'm sure it's probably a piece of cake, right? So if you've got the time and would like to explain how to do this, I'd truly appreciate your help.

I found this instructable to be informative,
but ultimately, it's not what I'm looking for. The key is the key for me with this lamp. It is visually appealing to me. Secondly, I would like lighting component to be that of a standard lamp- incandescent or CFL.

If anyone has some kindly advice to offer, I would truly appreciate it.
Thank you for reading!


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12 years ago

Are you actually wanting the wind up action, or just the look? If I were trying to build something like this I would use a relay, a small transformer and a child's wind up toy. With the transformer and the relay you could have harmless voltages on the control side of things and line voltage on the let their be light side of things.