We know a lot of people who used to build computers as a hobby, and they tend to have piles of (out)dated gear left over from past projects, some from many years ago. When we stumbled across this DIY circuit board light fixture project from IKEA Hackers, we knew we had the outline for a cool way to use some of the leftover material and turn it into a useful household decorative item with geek charm...
Sara Reller submitted this unique and totally fun DIY geeky light fixture to IKEA Hackers and now we really want to make one of our own! Believe it or not, there are only three items you'll need: Hemma Cord Set, copper wire and blank printed circuit boards (if you don't have a stash yourself, you can always find some amongst the old tech at Goodwill or online for cheap on eBay) — so simple.
Sara used the copper wire to connect the circuit boards to one another, creating one large square lamp and two smaller rectangular lamps. Using the insulated wiring she suspended the Hemma Cord Set in the middle of lamp and hung them from the ceiling! This DIY project would take all of 30 minutes and the result is a unique way to bring light into any room. We think these would be great for a geeky home office or video game play room!
Got any DIY projects you've created using old circuit boards?