DIY Internet Controlled Lamp



About: My name is Zach Sousa and I'm a Canadian highschool student that has a passion for making.

Hey everyone, in this instructable, I will show you how to make a DIY lamp that can be controlled from anywhere in your house.


Step 1: Parts and Tools

Here are the parts and tools that you will need to make this project:




Linkit ONE board and WiFi antenna (included with the board)

Acrylic (white or clear) 3mm

5x Ultrabright LEDs


Computer with the latest version of the arduino IDE and linkit ONE drivers

Soldering Iron and solder


Desktop printer and paper

Mitre saw (I used a scrap piece, so I didn't need one.)

Step 2: Glue Template Onto Maple

Download the attached template and print it. Now, use a glue stick to glue it onto the maple.

Step 3: Cut Out Template

Use a bandsaw to cut out the maple case. Then, cut out a piece of acrylic the same size as the outside of the maple box.

Step 4: Glue Enclosure Together

Use wood glue to connect each of the pieces of the enclosure. You may need to sand down some of the sides.

Step 5: Wiring

Use the attached circuit diagram to make the connections to the Linkit ONE.

Step 6: Code

Download the (first) attached code and open it. Then, change the line that says "#define WIFI_AP "Your Network" " and change "Your Network" to the name of your wifi network. Do the same with the line of code after that, but change "Your Password" to the password to your wifi network. Now, upload it to the Linkit ONE. Open the serial monitor and copy the first IP address shown as you will need it later.

Now that you have the IP address, download the second code and do the same to the two lines of code, in fact, you can just copy/paste. Now, upload the code to the linkit ONE

Step 7: Mount Electronics

Use hot glue to secure the LEDs and the Linkit ONE to the enclosure

Step 8: How to Use

Start by plugging in the linkit ONE to a power source, then, paste in the IP address that you found in the first code into a web browser.

There will be two buttons, ON, and OFF. Press either to use the Lamp. If it turns on, you have successfully completed this project! If you like it, please like, share, or follow.



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