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DIY Origami Lamp

by Joy Liang

If you’re interested in new room decor, you’ve come to the right place. This lamp gives a simplistic and geometric addition to any room with just a sheet of paper and ten minutes.

Part 0: Materials

You will need: 

(Required)

  • A4 printer paper
  • LED

(Optional, to give power to the LED)

  • Wire
  • Soldering iron/gun
  • Solder
  • DC 12V adapter

If you don’t have the optional materials, consider using a nightlight or any other LED, but make sure the light doesn’t emit heat. If this is the case, it could be a fire hazard.

Part 1: Lampshade

To create the paper lampshade, I used a pattern from this video. Diagrams are also shown below. Note that you should unfold the paper after each step.

Step 1.

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Step 3.

Step 4.

Step 5. 

At this point, you should have a pattern that looks like this. 

Now, fold seven lines horizontally.

Step 7.

After that, roll the paper into a cylinder and connect the ends with tape/glue.

Step 8.

Finally, press in every square along the edges such that they are concave.

Part 2: Electronics

I started off by stripping a pair of wires. This can be done with pliers or wire strippers.

I soldered the wires to the LED and attached the LED to a cardboard base.

I attached the other ends of the wires to the DC Adapter.

After attaching your lampshade to the base, you’re done!

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