Make:SF @ Tech Liminal July 2nd - DIY LED Lamp

Hello Makers,
Time to light up your life! This month we'll be making an 18" LED lamp with two rows of 30 bright white LEDs (60 in total). It's hard to describe how bright these are except that it's too bright to stare directly at them… Which is why we are including a dimmer and diffuser.

The workshop includes: (see photos)
19.5" of LED strip light (60 LEDs) with a "pig tail" to plug in to (soldering required)
19.5" of 90 degree aluminum extrusion with a 1/4 round opal matte diffuser with end caps (designed for LEDs)
24V 1A power supply
24V DC dimmer

And some materials to make your own stand… or you could use it as super bright under cabinet lighting, mount it to a wall, etc. It's a super fun and functional project. The soldering is just two spots, so we'll spend most of our time assembling and inventing cool lamp stands to hold the light. (It's electrical, but not electronic, so no Arduino or programming required this month.)

The workshop will be only $35 which includes materials, supplies, and instruction. Feel free to bring lamp stand parts you might want to experiment with.

And, we want to see the cool stuff you all are doing! So email us if you have something you want to show off and we will arrange a demo.
See you there!
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A fun-for-all-ages event. Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

See you soon!
- The Make:SF Team

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  • Rolf W.

    thanks for organizing this! the LED lamp is a cool project.

    July 2, 2013

  • Ely K.

    I'm afraid I can't make it Oakland tonight but I look forward to meeting those of you that attend the upcoming SF-side Make meetups.

    July 2, 2013

  • David Alan F.

    Drat! Can't "make" it tonight! Look forward to the next one.

    July 2, 2013

  • Shulee O.

    This sounds like soooo much fun but can't make afterall.

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel because of BART strike. Sorry.

    July 1, 2013

  • Douglas M.

    Introducing my 13-year-old daughter to making stuff!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guest: Dannette Peltiet

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guests: John Gilbert and Dannette Peltier

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guest: John Gilbert

    June 28, 2013

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