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February 21, 2013

Mini Articulating LED Computer Lamp

at 7:35 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks

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If your life revolves around your computer a nice way to keep working in dim light is a must. If you can get your hands on a laser cutter this Mini Articulating LED Computer Lamp would be a great project to try out. The finished lamp can simply plug into your computer USB port, be careful though since USB ports can be damaged easily if you abuse them. If course you don’t need a computer around to take advantage of this nice lamp since you probably have a USB handy for charging your cell phone, MP3 player, GPS…

-14 gauge steel wire
-small machine screws and nuts (I used the smallest size I could find in my hardware store, you may have to adjust the hole sizes for the screws you can find). You’ll need 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, and 1 inch long screws.
-small screw eyes
-rubber bands (4 regular sized)
-tar paper (or any black paper or thin plastic sheet)
-white fabric (synthetic is best because the edges get cauterized by the laser when cutting)
-1/8 inch masonite
-small gauge magnet wire
-good super glue
-Inexpensive USB LED computer light – for parts”



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One Response to “Mini Articulating LED Computer Lamp”

  1. Tony Says:

    Sometimes you get the impression that the LED itself was an afterthought – the wiring is pretty ugly.

    It’s not that hard to add a guide to keep it tucked out of the way.

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