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How to make your own mood lamp

Filed Under: geek it yourself, lighting, electronics

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I think mood lamps are so cool. All the different changing colors and uses for a mood lamp sure make me want to buy one. I never have though because it just didn't ever seem to fit in my budget. The good ones are really expensive, at least they are for me. I am a penny pincher and always found some other more frugal way to spend my money. If you don't like to spend so much either why not check out how to make your very own mood lamp.

Toon Beerten gives instructions and has a You tube video on how to make a mood lamp from some items he had lying around. Many of the items he has used for his mood lamp were taken out of other electronics items that he no longer used. What a great way to recycle! Using empty plastic containers for the casings of the mood lamp is ingenious.

Check out the comments posted after Toon wrote the article. It seems that some people had some difficulty getting the LED codes to work and also had some issues about the diagram layout. The posters talk it out among themselves, thus getting the lamp to work.

A lot of the technical electrical terms, I must admit, are really difficult for me to understand. I am sure if I pester hard enough my darling husband could easily make me a mood lamp and be done making it before I ever figure out what some of the electrical terminology means. Anyway, I think that this is an excellent project on the cheap for anyone to make and will give you a cool result with an awesome feeling of satisfaction.



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