This item sold on August 1, 2012.
This listing is for the kit version of our custom-designed touch sensitive Question Mark Block Lamp. When finished, it's 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches of pure laser-cut acrylic awesomeness lit from inside by energy-efficient LEDs. The lamp is very light and designed to be suspended from its power cord. If you'd like to have it on a side table or nightstand, we also offer a custom acrylic stand (separate listing).
To turn the lamp on and off, merely punch, ahem, I mean touch, the bottom of the cube and you'll be rewarded with both light and the classic coin noise. Every eight times you toggle the light, you'll get a 1-UP! It's very bright in a dark room and still visible in daylight.
This lamp is 100% custom designed, from the exterior to the electronics inside.
Check out this video to get a sense of how it looks and sounds:
Assembly is required! (If you would prefer to buy the lamp fully assembled, please check out our other listings.) This kit includes all the parts needed to construct the lamp:
- Custom-milled printed circuit board and touch sensor
- Super bright LEDs, resistors and transistors
- Pre-programmed ATTiny85 microcontroller
- 5v power supply (100v-240v input compatible)
- Laser-cut acrylic enclosure
- Power cord
To assemble, you'll need a soldering iron and solder, some hot glue or double stick tape, and a little superglue. That's all! You can find the still-evolving assembly instructions here: bit.ly/lampguide
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