As I saw the amazing Bulbing Lamp from the reference, I want to challenge myself to make a acrylic LED light from scratch! I will be etching the NY map onto an acrylic, and use soldering to connect the LEDs, wires and batteries at the base.
- C Clamp
- Hand Drill
- Wood for the base
- Cardboard for testing
- Acrylic for the light bulb etching
- Bend saw(?)
- Laser cutter
- LED lights x 5
- 2 wires
- Resistor x 5
Step 1: Use Adobe illustrator to create etching design
Step 2: Test out the etching and cutting methods in Laser cutter
Step 3: Laser cut the final design into acrylic
Step 4: Start solder LED lights, wires and resistors to batteries!
Don’t know why I just love soldering!
Step 5: Cutting a hole for LED to go through
I do not quite know how to make a hole in the middle of the wood, so I asked the shop staff for help. He suggested me to drill a hole first and use the bend saw. I lift up the little saw in between and fit right into the hole I drilled earlier. I tried several attempts but I feel like it won’t go straight enough. Is there a better to way to drill a hole in the middle of the wood block other than CNC? This technique would be helpful if I knew. As I saw on Youtube videos, carpenters use a saw that is from the below?
Step 6: Stable LEDs and wood with glue gun