Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lego, USB charged Lamp.

Last night, I planed on working on the LED lights in my PSP, (one broke, in the trigger) but it was way to dark in here to see the tiny parts to solider to. Without a lamp in sight, I Remembered I had a few white LEDs from a backlight to a PSPs LCD screen. I didn't plan on doing anything with them anyway, so i gathered all the damaged electronics i had in a bin, an conceived a plan. A LEGO Lamp, Charged by USB.

The Items i used:
*White Led
*A Broken Motorola Blutooth Headset
*and a bunch of LEGOs!

The Blutooth headset wouldn't connect to anything, so a friend gave it to me a while back. I planed on taking out the mic for my psp anyway. I really wasn't trying to go for pretty, I just needed a little extra light, So I threw this together real quick. I decided to use a simple on/off switch, made from a hinged lego piece, with two screws to make the connection.

The "Arm' has 5 joints, and is attached to a rotating block. The base was built around one of those glass blocks, with images lasered in them (3D like) to weigh down my lamp, and prevent it from toppling over.

Here's a lil video demonstration.

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