A few weeks ago, I saw a post on Boing Boing about steampunk lamps. I liked them and decided to build one for myself.
I used an old wooden cigar box, a few ceramic bulb mounts, a rheostat and few other odds and ends. I did get a little fancy and paint the ceramic mounts with textured copper paint. The wiring was trivial, but I got a chance to use an Underwriter's Knot.
There's a lot more steampunk I could have thrown at it, but I like the simplicity of this.
I used two 60 watt bulbs, so it can get quite bright. It's much more pleasant at a lower light level.
Here is a short video of the steampunk lamp in action.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.Posted by michael at February 25, 2009 07:20 PM