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Geek Out Your Lab with a DIY Glowing DNA Helix Lamp

This DIY project combines EL-wire, acrylic, LEDs, and a crystal solution to create an eye catching and geektacular DNA-inspired lamp.

Instructables user LucidMovement was looking for some crystal-based artwork for his office but everything he found wasn’t to his taste. His solution? To start an awesome DIY project that involved building his own crystal artwork on a double-helix of glowing wire, encasing it all in an acrylic tube, and then mounting it on a custom cut acrylic base with LEDs inside. The end result is a stunning lamp that would look at home in any mad scientist’s laboratory.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/23/11

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