Batman Night Lamp

About: I am IT professional, living in Bangalore, India. As new gadgets come out everyday, we indulge in spending significant time and money on these gadgets. And our kids are learning from us, they know how to use...

Hi All,

Few months back I was inspired by Yet another Batman Lamp. I wanted to make one, but I did not want to buy a new plywood or MDF sheet. I wanted to reuse / recycle what I already had.

So I made following changes in my design

  • I will use cardboard instead of plywood
  • Build smaller
  • Lesser LED lights for night lamp

And you do not need any power tools.. safe to replicate at home for any new DIY enthusiast

Step 1: What Do We Need ?

  • A cardboard piece 18" x 7"
  • Cutter
  • Amber led strip
  • Led 12V driver
  • Thin wires, suitable for DC
  • Electric wire with power socket
  • Pencil, scale and eraser
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot glue gun

I got my cardboard from one of the Amazon's delivery boxes and the wires from my previous projects

Step 2: Cutting

  • One can download batman's logo from internet
  • I decided to hand draw it, mine is 18" x 7"
  • Carefully cut the batman's logo as shown

Step 3: LED

  • I wanted this lamp as a night lamp
  • So to reduce light, I have used just 5 LED strip elements
  • Connect all +ve to each other and the LED driver
  • Connect all -ve to each other and the LED driver
  • Solder all connections
  • Connect the 220V input to the LED driver with electrical wire with power socket
  • Hot glue the cables in place

Step 4: Finishing

  • Paint the front side and the edges with black acrylic paint
  • You can decorate with stickers or draw on it
  • Using double side tape to hang it on the wall
  • Switch on the lamp and admire

Thanks for reading my instructable, please share your comments or any suggestion to improve

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