How to Make a USB LED Strip Kit Desk Lamp by Neve Spurr

This handy little desk lamp has been designed and created in the classroom by year 8 student Neve Spurr from Carlton-Le-Willows School, Nottingham.

Using our USB LED Strip Kit, some value acrylic and a few bits of wood, she has developed a desk lamp that can tick off a number of requirements from the UK curriculum.


Neve used:

Step 1 - Build the kit:

Solder the USB LED Strip Kit together. The kit build instructions can be found here.

Step 2 - Get the DXF:

Download the DXF file, or create your very design. Cut both pieces of acrylic as per the DXF file or your own design.


Step 3 - Shaping the Acrylic:

Line bend the acrylic to create the downward angle of the light source.


Glue the pieces of acrylic to the wood and once dry screw the 2 pieces together.

Screw the USB LED Strip to the wood, using the spacer to make sure the usb connection is accessible through the hole in the acrylic. Secure the screw using the small nut to keep the light in place.


Voila! Your very own desk lamp.


Project shopping list

For this project you will need the following items, you can adjust the quantities (including setting them to zero if you don't need the item), before pressing the "Buy all items" button.

Kitronik USB LED Strip Kit with Power Switch
Value Acrylic Sheet (Cast) 3mm x 600mm x 400mm
Value Acrylic Sheet (Cast) 3mm x 600mm x 400mm
Pan Head M3 Machine Screw, pack of 100
M3 Hex Full Width Nut, Zinc Plated Steel, pack of 100
Plastic Spacer, pack of 100

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