Improvements on the lamp project have increased by far since we last left off. At this point, there is now a fully functional prototype which is currently on display in the cane tech squad display window located in the hallway outside of the library. (The one near front the bathrooms). Be sure to check it out if you have time! If it wasn’t for the instructables course on lamps, I would’ve had a difficult time completing this project. I learned so much just from the short 11 lessons in the class which I have already completed. They were super easy to work through and answered any of my various questions that came up along the way.
Tools of the trade taught me a lot about different lighting tools and how to use them properly in a safe fashion. Lamp Part & Wiring Intro was a vital part of the class as it shows you some of the simple ways to wire which will be used pretty heavily. Wiring Sockets was also a helpful one even though my prototype didn’t have any! Wiring Plugs
was very useful. Without it, there would be no way it could turn on. Testing Your Connections was probably the most important class when it comes to safety. Believe it or not, these six were the only ones out of the 9 total that I needed for my project. Pendant Lamps, Table Lamps, and Support Hardware & How to Choose Them were not needed for my specific project. The only materials I still need are a new bulb and wires for the new lamp I am currently designing which will be much bigger and brighter as well. I will upload a picture of the final project when it is completed!