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electramyers
« on: May 04, 2008 08:20:02 PM »

So, I made this lamp about 2 years ago, I met my boyfriend online, he lives in Washington and I live in Mexico. Eventually he came to visit me on August 2005. I cleaned my room, and tried to re-decorate on a budget so his stay was enjoyable.

While getting rid of old stuff, I found a broken keyboard and a cheap lamp. the structure of the lamp was only a PVC tube and a metal base and top. I painted the whole thing white, took the keyboard apart and hot glued the insides around the painted PVC tube. The insides of the keyboard are some plastic sheets with circle holes where the key sensors are, a mirror looking silver sheet, and some circuits here and there.

I realized the lamp looked a lil bit like something out of Star Trek or Star Wars. I finished it off by making a shade out of a cut out rectangle from a blue plastic folder, taped the edges together to form a cilinder, and also glued some of the scarps from the keyboard circuits. Bf is SO geeky, he liked the lamp and continues to love me today <3

Anywho, this is my first entry on crafster.org, I hope you guys like it!!



I'm so sorry there aren't pictures of the process, back then I wasn't even aware crafting communities existed U^^
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 08:38:20 PM »

Wow! It looks so professional and futuristic!! I'm a total star trek nerd- I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008 08:52:17 PM »

Thank you! <3 I never thought ot it as something "professional" but it would go very well with a sci-fi themed room =) thanks so much for your comment!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 09:06:04 PM »

That could be Spock's bedside table lamp!  Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 09:13:23 PM »

OMG,then that means I'm not crazy it does look like a Star Trek prop LOL XD Thanks for contributing to my madness with your comment =)
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 09:23:42 PM »

Ohh, this is so neat!
I think it kind of looks like the base/handle? of a light saber.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 11:35:17 PM »

Thats a cool idea. I have alot of keyboard parts around here.....hmmmm
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electramyers
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008 10:07:14 PM »

lightsabers were my actual inspiration <3 so cool someone else noticed =) thansk for all your kind comments, keyboar parts are pretty and geeky.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008 10:10:19 PM »

geekiness is sexy  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008 08:40:40 PM »

wow thats really cool.
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