Inspired by the idea of a curved lamp using LED strips, I created this 3D printable design. Thanks to the adjustable power supply, it is dimmable. To build the full lamp, 3 meters of LEDs are required.

Don't connect a CircuitPlayground to the round perma-proto board in this project. The lamp runs on 12V, which is a high enough voltage to damage a sensitive microcontroller!

Parts

Here at Adafruit we love discovering new and exotic glowing things. Like moths to the flame, we were intrigued by these 'chip on board' ultra-flexible white LED Strips with 480...
$49.95
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Put your Snap! cassette on and sing along to "I got the power!" with this super useful power supply adapter where...
$17.50
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Extend and expand your Circuit Playground projects with a bolt-on Perma-Proto that lets you connect solderable circuits in a sturdy and reliable fashion. This PCB looks just like a...
$7.95
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This power jack is designed to fit 2.1mm power plugs snugly and securely. Perfect for adding a power connector to your project. We went for the more expensive "thin pin" type...
$0.95
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Silicone-sheathing wire is super-flexible and soft, and its also strong! Able to handle up to 200°C and up to 600V, it will do when PVC covered wire wimps out. We like this wire...
$4.95
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Silicone-sheathing wire is super-flexible and soft, and its also strong! Able to handle up to 200°C and up to 600V, it will do when PVC covered wire wimps out. We like this wire...
$4.95
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1 x In-line power switch for 2.1mm barrel jack
Add a power switch to any project simply by plugging this between the power supply. This is the most useful thing you never knew you needed! You'll want to pick up a bunch...
1 x White Nylon Machine Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
Totaling 420 pieces, this White Nylon M2.5 Screw Set is a must-have smörgåsbord for your workstation. You'll have more than enough...
1 x Transparent PETG
Transparent PETG Filament 1.75mm
1 x White PETG
White PETG Filament 1.75mm

Tools

I used these tools & consumables when putting the project together. If you've already got something that works for you, use it. If you're just getting started, use this as your shopping list.

1 x iFixit Essential Electronics Toolkit iFixit Essential Electronics Toolkit
This here is iFixit's most economical do-everything toolkit. The Essential Electronics Toolkit is what you need for the most...
1 x Flush diagonal cutters
These are the best diagonal cutters, large super-comfortable grip to use and have strong nippers for perfect trimming of wires and leads. I've used my pair every day for years.
1 x Simple pliers
Simple needlenose pliers for twisting, pulling and pliering your project.
1 x Solder Wire - 60/40 Rosin Core - 0.5mm/0.02" diameter - 50 grams
If you want to make a kit you'll need some solder. This 0.1 lb (about 50 grams) spool is a good amount, not too much (like 1 lb spools) and not too little (like those little...
1 x Adjustable 30W 110V soldering iron
This 'pen-style' soldering iron is just about the best entry-level tool I've seen. It's not as powerful as a Weller WES51 but it is self-contained and easy to...
1 x Solder wick - 1.5mm wide and 1.5m / 5 feet long
Used along with the solder sucker to clean up soldering messes. Wick really comes in handy when soldering or desoldering surface-mount parts. Even if you don't have the best iron...

Not an essential tool for this project, but seen in some guide photos:

1 x Stickvise PCB Vise
Are you still looking for that perfect PCB holder? The low profile PCB Stickvise might be just the thing you need!In performing the simple task...

This guide was first published on Jan 02, 2022. It was last updated on 2022-01-02 19:26:19 -0500.

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