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#592 Snowflake Lamp

Finding a new home for some @LuckyResistor Snow Flake boards in a lamp stand.



I’m in the process of unpacking after a rennovation and I discovered some long-forgotten Snowflake decorations designed by @LuckyResistor who I got to know through the Boldport Club - see LEAP#355 Snow Flake for my original build.

While wondering what I might do with them, I unpacked an old horse-scultpure lamp and found my answer!

This is a simple build (my workbench is not quite back in action yet!) where I basically:

  • removed the original AC-powered lamp
  • re-wire with a CR2032 battery and switch on the side of the lamp
  • hang the 4 snowflakes in the lamp




Battery is on a small piece of protoboard in the base of the lamp:




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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.