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Old 06-20-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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We know it might seem overwhelming and scary but there are just 3 phases to constructing a USB lamp:
1. Assembling the outside (basically just screwing stuff together)
2. Wiring (its actually STUPIDLY EASY)
3. Decorating (if you want!)
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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The little pieces of tape really kill me.
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Is there even 1 thing correct



https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedDIY...9897176804182/

We know it might seem overwhelming and scary but there are just 3 phases to constructing a USB lamp:
1. Assembling the outside (basically just screwing stuff together)
2. Wiring (its actually STUPIDLY EASY)
3. Decorating (if you want!)
That's a great idea, thanks.

But with all these gun threads and such, I'll go with one of these.


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That could be fun.
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Bwahaha! I love the tape holding the ground wire. I think I'm going to make one and record myself building it. 👍
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where's the underwriter's knot for that lamp socket?
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That's an expensive way to make an ugly and hazardous lamp.
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This one would have the finest of art collectors drooling over it
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Did you do that just for this thread?

That goes from steampunk all the way over to steambitch...
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It's like a fat chic at closing time, may not be pretty but it sure gets the job done.
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Totally gonna copy that.
Might put a meter in between the light and the receptacle.
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Totally gonna copy that.
Might put a meter in between the light and the receptacle.
It is pretty cool. I didnt watch the vid so I'll withhold comment on build quality. Id probably do an ebony usb receptacle though, and paint everything black.
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Totally gonna copy that.
Might put a meter in between the light and the receptacle.
While you're BS'ing...that's actually a popular thing with the old pre-smart meters.

They make nice lamps...for geeks

If you're that geeky about 'lectrics you could put an LED ring around your new smart meter to show how much poison your brain is getting.
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While you're BS'ing...that's actually a popular thing with the old pre-smart meters.

They make nice lamps...for geeks

If you're that geeky about 'lectrics you could put an LED ring around your new smart meter to show how much poison your brain is getting.
The 'geeks' part is up to interpretation. I've seen many variations on the theme, normally visiting electrician friends at their homes.
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The 'geeks' part is up to interpretation. I've seen many variations on the theme, normally visiting electrician friends at their homes.
Yeah, I am okay with it. I don't have a better way to describe us types.
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Thank heavens they taped the bond terminal on that receptacle; you'd hate for that wire to short out to the box.
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Thank heavens they taped the bond terminal on that receptacle; you'd hate for that wire to short out to the box.
The thoughts on tape are out there, I guess the cardboard socket sleeve that has been good for 100 years is just not good enough for them either. Lack of basic knowledge speaks volumes.
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