Do you like Halo games? I've got a friend that loves them!
And for his birthday i decided to give him a personalized Halo 4 usb lamp, i'm sure he will love it.
If you don't like shooting games, or you just like to make a different design you'll se i'ts very easy.
Step 1: Materials
For making a personalized lamp you'll need:
-2mm glass or acrylic panel (at least twice the design size)
-One super bright smd LED (about 5mm)
-Some adhesive copper tape for the structure (you can make the structure with any material you want and some wires)
-A 330ohm resistor
-An USB cable
Step 2: Cutting the Glass
We'll make a panel per picture layer, i decided to make two: one for the front warrior and other for the background) making less than two layers will make the pictute flat, by dividing it you`ll get a 3D effect.
Cut the glass panel into two with the glass cutter, it's important to moist it and pass it only once because if not, glass splinters will jump out.
Step 3: Making the Draw
Using your drill with a diamond mill, copy the pictire drilling the brighter parts and doing nothing with the dark ones, because the LED will ligt up rough zones.. Try to obtain a light gradient.
Make sure that the two drawings fit correctly.
Step 4: The Structure 1-the Picture
Using the adhesivecopper tape, cover the edges of both panels except the upper part.
Then solder them aligned only in the corners.
Step 5: The LED
Cove all the upper part with copper tape except for a little gap for the LED, connect the new tape to the first structure.
Then solder the LED facing down in the gap so it can ligt up the picture..
Finally, cut a little gap in the bottom isolating the LED's leads.
In the image below you can see how they should be separated.
Step 6: The Structure 2-the Base
With a smaller glass panel, we're going to make the base.
Fist of all, cut a glass piece with the same width but only third height.
Cover the edges with copper tape leaving two gaps in the middle of each side.
Solder the picture bottom corners to the base and make sure it doesn't bend.
Step 7: Finishing
Solder the resistor in series with the LED and the plug in the back side of the base.
Enjoy your new lamp, or as in my case say goodbye to it.
I hope this instructable was usefil for you. Please vote me for the Lamps & Lighting Contest and ejoy making!