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Craft DIY Circuit Board Lamp Shades to Trick Out Your Geek Cave

Geek caves are not the place to be subtle. This DIY project turns blank printed circuit boards into geometric lamp shades for not-so-subtle lighting.

IKEAHacker reader Sara Reller shares a simple decorating hack for the geek-inclined: using blank printed circuit boards as a lamp shade.

She bought some blank boards off eBay, connected them at the corners with wire, and then hooked them up to a simple light socket assembly. For the small amount of work she invested in the project (if you’ve never wired a lamp before, don’t worry it’s super easy) she ended up with some pretty sweet looking lights.

Hit up the link below to read more about the build. Have a clever DIY project for decorating your geek cave? Let’s hear about it in the comments. Hard up for a geeky project? Check out some of our previous projects like how to build a full-room marble run and how to make custom papercraft Cubees.

Geektastic Lighting [IKEAHacker via Unpluggd]

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 03/23/11

Comments (1)

  1. Chuckles

    WANT!

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