Introduction: DIY CORK LAMP

This small lamp made out of a wine cork, is surprisingly resistant (it works even after I dropped it from a height of 40 meters). If you add some glue on the switch, the lamp can even go under the water. So let's build it!

Step 1: Watch the Video

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Step 2: What You Will Need

The materials that you need are:

a wine cork

a led

2 cell-batteries



a momentary push switch

The tools that you need are:

a soldering iron

a drill

drill bits (a smaller and a larger one)

a knife

Step 3: Cut Some Holes for the Light

Cut 4 holes in the upper part of the cork as shown in the video (and the pictures).

Step 4: Drilling

Drilll a hole with a smal diameter in the cork, so, that it reaches the center of the 4 holes part. After that, drill a bigger hole in the other part of the cork, to make place for the electronic cirquit.

Step 5: The Soldering Part

Insert a LED into the 4 holes part so, that his legs are in the electronics cirquit part. After that, cut a hole to the side of the cork to insert the switch. Connect the switch to the LED and connect to batteries between the other leg of the led and the other leg of the switch.

Step 6: The Closing of the Lamp and Being Happy of the Success!

Fill the rest of the lamp with glue and close it with a small piece of cork. Congratulations, you just made a cool survival lamp. Now, let's go outside to test it out!

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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    So simple yet so cool.
    I'm going to make some for our next camping trip.


    3 years ago

    Wow so easy to make and it is lovely.

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Clever. This is one kind of cork project that I have never seen before. Very creative.