Friday, December 28, 2007

Mad Scientist Light



So I ran across this post about a "Mad Scientist Light" by the (mysterious) "Big E" the other day, because he had linked to The Steampunk Home.

E handily provided the link to the Instructable for the light, and I have to say, I'm inspired. (E's pep talk at the end of his post didn't hurt: "People need to realize that there is no substitute for squaring the shoulders and boldly deciding to do something. And it works for more things than just a cool light fixture.") I hit a thrift shop last night and picked up a couple of wooden jewelry style boxes and today I visited our local Light Bulb Shop (really!) and found some nice 25W bulbs. Only a dimmer switch and socket left to find, and then a little bit of power tool time.

There are tons of great variations on this in the Instructable comments.







Hopefully I'll have one done by the end of this weekend!

2 comments:

JPH said...

Very cool - I'm thinking of trying to make one of these. I have an old Arborphone 27 radio that I might try to mod it into. Neat post.

Saurabi said...

Nice I had a friend who use the viagra online bottles light a light bulb because they where transparent and unbreakeble, nice one men haha.
Thanks

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