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.
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 Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 03/23/11