How to Make an Ambience, and Reading, Lamp With Speakers

Starting this project was slow, we had to go through the Design Thinking process, this process is Empathizing, Defining, Ideating, Prototyping, and finally, Testing. We started off at #1, Empathizing, and we went through a series of interviews with people, trying to understand what they wanted to have in a lamp we got many answers, including the ability to have an easily adaptable, bright lights, and a correlation between practicality and design. After analyzing our results we moved on to the defining phase were we chose which components would stay as a part of the project and which would be left out. We then moved on to the Ideation phase which meant we would start designing our indoor lamp. When we had more than 2 designs, we went back to the Empathizing phase were we again, received feedback from the people we interviewed, we chose our most voted design and finally started prototyping. We started building our lamp, cutting wood for the box, and wiring the cables until it finally worked. But we still had work to do, when we started the project we planned to include speakers, and we still needed to implement those. So my friend (He was working with me in the project) took the lamp and wired the speakers himself. All finally worked, but we still needed to assemble the box. Sadly, we could not use the workspace we needed for building the box so we ended up brainstorming ideas for the assembly, we would use glue. We finally built it and we were ready for the Testing phase, everything worked! And now, in this Instructable, we will teach you how to make this very lamp.

Supplies:

Materials in this project are very important since you use very little common/household objects. This is the list of materials:

  1. Wood ([Base x2=35cm*35cm][2 sides=35cm*8cm][ 2 smaller sides=33cm*8cm])
  2. PVC Tube (40cm · 12cm)
  3. Cloth (95cm*20cm)
  4. Electric Switch
  5. Lightbulb
  6. Lightbulb Socket with Wall Connector
  7. Light and Audio Cables
  8. Copper Wire Wall Plug
  9. x2 8ohm 7 watt 10cm speakers
  10. Small Reading Light
  11. 15mm Neodymium Magnets
  12. Bluetooth Module
  13. Electric Saw
  14. Wood and Hot Glue
  15. Drill
  16. Rechargeable Battery

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Step 1:

Measure out the size of wood planks that you desire (in this case the sizes we mentioned in the list of materials) and cut them with an electric saw. Be careful with the saw, it could be very dangerous if you don’t know how to use it.

Step 2:

Next, you will want to cut out the holes for the tube, speakers, and switch. Be sure to measure out the dimensions you need, they have to be very accurate. Again, be careful with the drill.

Step 3:

Now that you have your wood cut out, you need to start working on your circuits. Take out your Light cable and wire it to the socket, be sure to connect it to the correct positive and negative cables. Cover the exposed wires with electrical tape so that you don’t receive a shock!

Step 4:

Now that you have wired your lightbulb, be sure to wire the cable to the lightswitch and then to the wall plug, this sends energy to the bulb.

Step 5:

Now you want to start working on the speakers, with the audio cables, wire the speakers to the Bluetooth module, then, wire the Bluetooth module to the rechargeable battery Since the battery is rechargeable you can use a wire to connect it to the socket with a light connector to charge it.

Step 6:

Now Assemble the box with either wood glue or Hot glue, paste all sides to the base, and then the top, with all the holes in it.

Step 7:

To make the shade, use the copper/metal wire to create a circle, then, add 4 poles for support on the top circle. Make another circle and then staple the cloth onto the metal wireframe. For support, you can use wires as poles to the box.

Step 8:

Paste a magnet to the small reading light, and one to the PVC Pipe, make sure the magnets match + and -. You are also free to place magnets around your reading area so that your reading lamp can illuminate your book from many angles.

Step 9: (Optional)

If you want, you can decide to paint or wax the wood and PVC pipe, due to time restrictions me and my friend decided not to do so, but you are free to do it if you want.

Step 10: Final Product

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    9 Discussions

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    25seemann9044

    12 days ago

    I like that it has speakers!
    I wonder the quality of the sound of the speakers.

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    25delagarza6644

    12 days ago

    I really like the idea of your light, I like how it has a Bluetooth Module. I wonder how much time it took you to creat this lamp?

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    Miranda Yee

    12 days ago on Step 10

    I like how just a basic lamp turned into a super useful lamp because it has bluetooh and speakers that people use a lot and it has to types of lights a very normal bright one and a reading one! Super usefull!

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    24galvan6457

    12 days ago on Step 10

    Great job!!! I like your creativity and that you made it from home made things also that with this idea I can hear music and also light up my room witch will help, to add on I can also charge my phone!!!. I hope you for the best in this contest and I think you should win.

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    chalocampos

    12 days ago

    Wow! This was a great idea just a side note that you should have painted the wodden box into a more natural and welcoming color but based on time it is fine!

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    youngthinker6

    12 days ago

    i could understand your steps and really liked it but in the wire part you could say tht black goes with red or how positive goes to positive and that

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    Dany_Pau_Asfm_DFC

    12 days ago on Step 10

    I like that your idea was very creative and that it has multiple purposes.
    I wonder were a light like this be used the most in a house.

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    24hasson6367

    12 days ago

    I like that you put music on your lamp it was very orginal.
    I wonder if you could put some kind of dimmer or a bigger switch.