This week is about making something moving and I decided to make a lamp with rotating light sources.
Step1:I laser cut the lampshade and tried it on the cardboard first and then cut the paper.
Step2: I stuck the paper to another layer that transparent to light with hot glue and rolled them up.
Step 3. I mounted a DC motor to a piece of wood.
This is the motor that I used. I can mount the motor by using bolt because there are two holes on the top of the motor.
And this is the piece of wood that I laser cut before I mount.
To drill two holes matching to those two holes on the motor, I tried drill bits first. However, I just couldn’t drill two hole that perfectly match. So I end up laser cutting these two holes.
Also, I used standoffs to make the motor be mounted.
Besides, I need mount a stick to the motor. I used a shaft couplers.
Step 4: I soldered batteries to the motor, and made a bottom piece of the lamp (foam board), using standoffs to fasten.
I drilled a piece of circular wood and placed it on the shaft coupler to support LED stripes.
And I twined 3 different LED stripes.
Then, I finished: