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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 23rd, 2011

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 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 03/23/11
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