Introduction: Easy to Make Alien Reading Light
In this instruct able I will be showing you how to build an alien sculpture reading light for you, your kids, friends or for sale. It is easy to build for most and the parts are not hard to obtain. Normally I would do a hard instruct able like the others on this site, but I got sick of taking many trips to the hardware store for valves, Bondo, gaskets and other troublesome building implements.
Step 1: Easily Obtained Parts
You will need some..
- Wire or tubing(Easily Manipulated)
- Hot-Glue, Superglue, Contact Cement or some form of strong multi-purpose glue
- Nine Volt or other Power Source
- LED's or small voltage light sources
- Extra Wire
- If you have a Nine Volt you will want to obtain a Nine Volt Connectors
You will Use...
- Tin Snips or Hacksaw
- Needle-nose Pliers
- File or 220-400 sandpaper
- Hot-Glue Gun
- Wire Strippers or Scissors
- Tape Measure
Step 2: Measure and Cut
- Six 9'' Rods
- One 15'' Rod
... and cut with the Tin Snips or Hacksaw
Step 3: Bend and Reinforce
Take each of your 9'' lengths and
bend at 4'', and 8'' into a ''z'' shape.
Afterwards reinforce the corners with Hot-Glue.
Step 4: Leg Construction
Glue together the two one inch segments so it looks like the picture.
then the other two must be glued perpendicular to that new piece to make the ''legs''.
Then file the four holes together.
Step 5: Eye Stalks
Take the other two 9'' rods and bend them to your liking, and glue them onto the leg base.
Take the 15'' rod and bend it into a U shape at the 5'' mark and 10'' mark.
Next, glue that on the leg stalk.
Step 7: Installing LED's
Clip off the corner of the Eye Stalk and thread in and glue the LED's into it.
Step 8: Electronics
Wire and glue up the...
- Nine Volt
... and insulate the connections