Day 94: Making Lamps

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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We spent a chunk of time today working on our lamps. Above is a floor lamp design that incorporates all sorts of childhood memories. Below, another student’s lamp made from an old miniature skateboard:

Below, a student works on her lamp’s base.

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In the last part of the day, we began the Alien Projector Project. I worked with half of the class on soldering the LED, resistor, switch, and a battery holder, which looked like this:

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Side note: if you’re teaching a maker class, buy twice as many batteries as you think you’ll need. 9V and 2032 coin cells are fast becoming the biggest expense for our course.

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