Recycle a CD Spindle into a Desk Lamp

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 26th, 2011

When you’ve burned through the last of that 100 CD spindle there’s nothing left to do with it but chuck it in the bin; unless you apply a little DIY spirit to it and recycle it into a glowing desk lamp.

DIY magazine ReadyMade share a tutorial for turning your and old spindle into a lamp. You’ll need an empty CD spindle case, a drill, and a simple lamp assembly from the hardware store. Check out the link below for the full guide.

CD Spindle Lamp [ReadyMade via Unpluggd]

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 01/26/11
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