Here i will show step by step how to make a book lamp (it is very helpful when you are late at night and want to read a book), this Instructable is very easy, and also very cheap, it costs less than 4 Dollars, and it is very handy!
You can find many of this Instructable accessories in your house!!
Step 1: Supplies You Need to Start the Book Lamp
Here is what you need to get started:
-LED of choice (I prefer a white one, it is best for reading)
-Batteries (Make sure to get batteries that match to the LED voltage, otherwise the lamp may not work!)
-Batteries Holder and a Switch (You can get it from an old toy, or buy one, it is for the batteries from above, so seek for one that can carry the batteries you picked!).
-Clip (it can be small or big, the bigger, then more stability).
-Foil Paper (no more than a 30x30 cm ).
-Wire (try to buy a really thick one, not to thick, we want it to be movable and stiff at the same time!
No more than 1 mt).
-Piece of Paper
-Electric wire (The amount of electric wire depends on the size of the Book Lamp, so less than 50 cm).
-Plastic Tube (Optional).
Step 2: Tools You Need
This are the tools you need to make the Book Lamp!
-Tape (Notice that the color of the tape will be the color of your lamp, so buy a cool color!).
-Pliers (good enough to cut some wire).
Glue (Some good glue to make sure the wire does not move, the glue must make a layer).
Step 3: Getting Started
For this step you will need the pliers.
Grab the clip, and wrap the wire around it, as it is shown in the picture.
Make sure the larger part of the wire is facing upwards, because that is the "neck" of the Book Lamp.
Tight the wire really good with the pliers, to make sure it does not move.
Step 4: Making the Connections
For this part you will need the electric wire, and the tape
You have to make the energy go from the bottom (where the batteries holder is placed) to the highest part (where the LED will be placed), so you connect the Batteries Holder and the switch to a electrical wire as it is shown in the picture.
(You might weld the part of the switch to make sure it is good).
Step 5: Getting the Pieces Together
Now for this step i used some of the layered glue i bought, but you can do it with tape, but i highly recommend the layered glue, as you can see in the picture, the layered glue is like plasticine that in 10 min it gets really hard.
Place the connection of the Step 4 and paste it with layered glue, or tape.
Make sure to glue it very good.
Now wrap the wire ("Neck" of the Lamp) and the electric wire with Tape, with the color you want to be your Book Lamp.
Leave some extra electric wire, so when you move the "Neck" of the Lamp it does not break.
If you are confused look the Pictures.
Introduce the "Neck" of the lamp (wire) in the plastic tube to make it more fancy!!
Step 6: Making the Head of the Book Lamp
For this part you will need the foil paper, paper, and some tape.
First place the foil paper above the paper.
Make a cone with the foil inside the paper like the picture, and tape it at the end.
Now cut the cone, we will need the lower part, and it has ti be pretty small, so do not cut it to big.
As you can see i taped the lower part of the cone surface with tape, that is just for great looks!
Tape the foil that is inside the cone to the paper so it wont fall.
Step 7: Lets Bring This to Life!
Connect the LED to the batteries holder and the switch as it is shown in the picture.
Step 8: Lets Give It Shape
Tape the cone to the "Neck" of the Lamp (Wire). As it is shown in the picture.
Step 9: We Are Done!!
We are Finished!! The Book Lamp is now finished.
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