Upcycled/3dprinted desklight


Some time ago I was in need for a small desklight. Enough light to read or light the keypad of my laptop. Instead of buying one I decided to see if I could build something from stuff I had laying around.. That worked out pretty well but I couldn’t find a good piece or materialsource for attaching the ledstrip to the structure of the lamp. So I decided to add some custom designed new parts wich were 3dprinted. Thinking about this in retrospect made me realise the amazing potential of upcycling and re-using big parts with the addition of small technical parts made with fast prototyping techniques. I think that making hybrid objects; combining used and new parts, could really make a difference in our resources intensive economy.

More pictures on my online portfolio.

upcycled parts;

  • 2 tent poles
  • 1 brick
  • 2cm rubber tubing
  • 15cm industrial flexible tubing
  • wiring
  • led strip, diffusor and powersource

new parts;

  • toggle switch
  • 3d printed holders
  • 4x40cm translucent pp sheet









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