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Hi I'm Emiel The Practical Engineer and

today I'm making this LED lamp that

turns on when you push it. I'm gonna

build the lamp by stacking some layers

of plywood on top of each other same as

with my playbutton lamp. So the first

thing I need to do is to cut out these

templates stick them on the wood and cut

it out.

I want the lamp to turn on when you

press the top of it and how I'm gonna do

that is I'm gonna make the whole top so

it's gonna move up and down a little bit

and I'm doing that by drilling some

holes in some of the hexagons and then I

can stick an axle through where it can

move over. Off to the the drill press.

Next I need to cut this polycarbonate

for the layers where the light shines

through and I want to see if I can cut

all the layers at once. I'm gonna cut a

couple of squares put them all on top of

each other and then on the bandsaw I'm

gonna cut this shape out see if it works.

On the plastic I cannot hide the

entrance cut so easy as with the wood so

I'm gonna avoid that and I'm gonna cut

it on the scroll saw. So I need to drill

a hole and then cut it out on the scroll

saw. Takes a little bit longer but it

looks better I think.

So now that I have both the wood and

the polycarbonate cut I can start to

glue it together and I'm going to glue it

in two steps.

First I'm gonna make pairs like this

with woods and polycarbonate when I have

all the pairs I will glue them all to get

the lamp.

This is going to be part of the base of

the lamp and I need to drill two holes

in the side here for the rods that will

be the linear guides and I need to drill

a big hole in the middle that will hold

the tube for the LEDs

So this mechanism is done and it works

really well as you can see. Next I need

to do I need to make the I need to make

a lamp out of it.

so if these components that I made. I

have the tube that I cut and the thing

that I made for the button and the thing for

the button will come over here and that

will stand here with LEDs around it like

this and the button in here so when you

push it you actually push the button.

With this of course. So let's install the


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