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USB Desk Lamp

3D model description

This is another version of my lamp creations, as there are the already published „box shape“ lamp and the „tube shape“ lamp Now this lamp is bigger (approx. H44xL15xW15cm) and has become sort of disc head (Ø 140mm) and the backside a switch and a dimmer. Now - with the 5V USB LEDs - I can say that the dimming works very good.

In my opinion, the biggest difficulties in this project are the sawing of the tinplate base and the polycarbonate glass (I did both with a fretsaw - saw blade no. 5) as well as the soldering of the cut LED strips. The cutting plan you find here: USB_Lamp_Tinplate_cut.pdf

The cut polycarbonate glass must be pressed into the front ring from the front (!) at a slight angle. I fixed the glass at the outer edge with some small drops of all-purpose glue.

I have tried to capture some of the working steps and the assembly in photos. The assembly in many parts is identical with "Bedside Lamp (Box)" and „Bedside Lamp (Tube). A look at the photo gallery there might help additionally. If you got any questions, feel free to contact me.

You can find suggestions for colors of your lamp here:

For this project you will need:

1x … Ø 135mm white polycarbonate glass, 3mm thick, 70% translucency.
1x … 180x120mm tinplate
1x … Ø M4x45mm from a threaded rod
1x … Ø M4x65mm from a threaded rod
1x … Ø M4x80mm from a threaded rod
2x … Ø M3x16mm + plus 2 matching washers (to connect head, neck and light base)
6x … wing nuts Ø 4mm
18x … washers Ø 15x4,5mm
6x … self-tapping screws Ø 2,2x 2,9mm
(4x … self-adhesive rubber pads Ø 8x1,6mm)

2 Position Mini Toggle Switch
LED lighting strip (2m). IMPORTANT!: I do not advise the installation of another or higher wattage light source, because of too much heat development!

LED Beleuchtungsstreifen, USB TV Hintergrundbeleuchtung 6.56Ft/2m LED Band, Nicht Wasserdicht SMD 3528 5V warmweiß Bias Lighting, USB Bias Lighting für Heimkinos von Hapop Smart Life Store

ANGEEK PWM Motor Drehzahlsteller Modul Niederspannung DC 1,8V - 12V 2A

USB charging adapter:
AmazonBasics - USB-Ladeadapter mit 1 Anschluss (2,4 Ampere) - Weiß; 2 Stück

Soldering Iron

The files must be printed in the following number of copies:

1x USB_Lamp_front.stl
1x USB_Lamp_neck.stl
1x USB_Lamp_dimmerknob.stl
1x USB_Lamp_back.stl
2x USB_Lamp_foot.stl
4x USB_Lamp_leg.stl
4x USB_Lamp_spacerwasher.stl

After completion of the assembly I recommend - to improve the slip resistance - to attach small self-adhesive rubber pads to the bottom of the lamp feet (4x rubber pads Ø 8x1,6mm).

  • 3D file format: PDF and STL





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