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.
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- 2 tent poles
- 1 brick
- 2cm rubber tubing
- 15cm industrial flexible tubing
- led strip, diffusor and powersource
- toggle switch
- 3d printed holders
- 4x40cm translucent pp sheet