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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.

DNA Sculpture Desk Lamp [Instructables via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/23/11

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