This instructable will show you how to convert an empty liquor bottle into a fashionable table lamp.
Before we start some words of warning. We will build a device that is directly plugged into a wall socket. Never ever work on the lamp while it is plugged in, also make sure that it is not possible to touch any live metal parts. Please stay safe and obey the rules for safe working with high voltages.
If you are a minor, talk to your parents and seek advice before you start this project.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
- Empty liquor bottle
- 3D printed bottlecap adaptor
- Wire with plug and switch
- decorative sand (about 1kg)
- lamp socket with M10 thread
- led lamp
You don´t have to buy all the parts from banggood. You could also scavange them from an existing lamp. The adaptor won´t fit every bottle as there are different thread sizes. I attached the scad file so you can modify it to your needs. If you make a new version for a different kind of bottles, make sure to send it over to me so I can add it to the instructable.
I tested the adaptor with following bottles:
- Johnny Walker
- Havanna Club
- Captain Morgan
- 3D Printer
Step 2: Fill the Bottle
Fill the bottle with a material of your choice. I used 1kg of blue decorative sand which I found on amazon.
Step 3: Prepare the Adaptor
Print the adaptor with a material of your choice in your prefered color, It doesn´t really matter, I printed it with black PET-G with 0.4mm nozzle, 0.2mm layer height, 4 perimeter lines and 4 solid outside layers.
Once the print is finished, screw the adaptor on the bottle and mark the hole which points to the back side. Now unscrew the adaptor and insert the wire into the marked hole, use the screwdriver to push it through the threaded hole as shown in the picture.
Step 4: Add the Socket
Another warning! Stay safe when working on devices that are plugged into a wall socket!!!
Separate the lamp socket.
Screw the bottom part of the socket onto the lamp adaptor.
Insert the wires into the upper part of the socket.
Pull the wire back and reassemble the lamp socket
Step 5: Put Everything Together
Screw the adaptor on the bottle again.
Add the lampshade
Insert the led bulb.
Adore your new lamp :)