Parts List:This is a simple design that requires very few parts, you may already have some of them lying around your workspace. See below for a comprehensive list of parts and tools.
- 3mm Perspex.
- 5V mini LED module.
- USB power lead.
- SPST toggle switch.
- 12mm M3 Pan head screws (x3).
- M3 Hex nut (x5).
- Our DXF files.
You will also need:
5V Mini LED Lamp Module Laser Cut Desk Lamp:Step1: Firstly, download the DXF file and load it into your laser cutter software. Then cut the parts from a 3mm perspex sheet. Step 2: Then assemble the base panels using small amounts of hot glue. Remove the nut and washer from the switch then insert it into the hole in the base. Now, use the nut to secure it firmly in place. Next, push the bare ends of the USB power lead through the hole in the back panel. Additionally, the rest of the build should slot together without glue, though you may want to use a little for sturdiness. Step 3: Firstly, assemble the lamp head without the top two panels. Then solder the red and black wires to the marked holes on the 5V Mini LED Lamp Module. Next, thread these through the gap in the triangular Perspex piece. Use an M3 screw and nut to secure the LED module to the triangular piece. You can now attach the last two panels. Step 4: The lower half of the stem should fit snugly into the slot in the base. Then screw the upper stem and head on finger-tight so that the lamp can still be moved around. We used two hex nuts on each joint to stop them coming loose. Step 5: Twist the two wires from the lamp together, then wrap them around the stem and into the hole in the base. Lastly, solder the two positive (red) wires to the two terminals of the switch, then solder the negative (black) wires to each other. The lamp should now work from a USB port!
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