Make your own Shard Light

In this video I will show you how to build a really awesome shard light.


To create this shard light you'll need the following materials.

An LED light strip:

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A piece of 12mm thick MDF
A 12x12 cm square of 1mm thick hardwood
A sheet of veneer
Two pieces of plexiglass
A 12v DC adapter,
two short pieces of wire,
and a decent length of thin two core wire (a cable from an old set of headphones is perfect for this).

You'll also need the following tools...
A fine toothed saw,
a fine knife,
a metal ruler, a pencil, and a right-angle ruler
a clamp,
some wood glue and a brush to apply it with, and also some silicon based glue though a glue gun will also be suitable.
You'll also need a soldering iron and solder,
Wire strippers and some scissors,
A drill with a small bit,
And lastly some finishing oil.

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  • EzyCraft
    EzyCraft6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Amazing DIY project with LED light, so very well done.

  • Manni-Gaming
    Manni-Gaming7 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wow, looks amazing. Great work!

  • ODX171
    ODX1717 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great build video for a unique and interesting project. Your description is very precise and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I love that you've recycled the broken plexi for another project as this.

  • Paul S
    Paul S5 ปีที่แล้ว

    to make the light softer or dimmer, you might try using resistors on the voltage source. (12v seems high for 3 LED's) 5- 6v is nice. if 12v, try a 22 ohm, 33, or 50 on one side of the power source for desired brightness.

  • Castor Quinn
    Castor Quinn7 ปีที่แล้ว

    Phenomenal tutorial, thank you. The biggest problem we had was finding a way to keep the perspex held straight while gluing it in place. We ended up resting it on books, but we never got it exactly right, and it really makes a difference to the final product.

  • V B
    V B5 ปีที่แล้ว

    this project is officially on my bucket list. it looks super cool and i want to make one myself one day

  • Draconisaurus
    Draconisaurus7 ปีที่แล้ว

    I think it's amazing that an accidental miscutting of plexiglass resulted in this cool light. If you just think about that for a moment, there is tons of potential for art in accidents... Something to consider whenever doing this kind of work. :)

  • Mark Slafkes
    Mark Slafkes4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Love it. I've been thinking about a similar lamp but larger. You answered a pile of my questions. I'm a woodworker and old-time electronics kit builder. Your description was perfect. Thank you!

  • BIGH1001
    BIGH10017 ปีที่แล้ว

    Suggestion, instead of using all those different bits of wood for the base, try a solid piece of wood, drill into it the right depth multiple times, and then proceed to chisel out the excess

  • GSimon850
    GSimon8507 ปีที่แล้ว

    Fantastic I am always looking for stuff like this to fill my weekends love messing with LEDs, thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial, and Happy New Year to you and your family. cheers.

  • Minane Lee
    Minane Lee5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I've been watching your videos later and you had that amount of talent and hard worked skills in engineering, your family/friends/partner is very lucky to have you.

  • JR
    JR5 ปีที่แล้ว

    to add to this, of you're artistically talented, you can scratch a pattern into the shards beforehand to have them emitting light in that manner. When I built something like this, (thanks for the tutorial, helped me immensely) I scratched a futuristic circuit board looking pattern into the shards to have it look like some kind of storage crystal, and it looks fucking sweet on my table.

  • Jenn Alessa
    Jenn Alessa7 ปีที่แล้ว

    Perfect as always, Mathew. This light is, indeed, awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs*

  • Mihir G
    Mihir G6 ปีที่แล้ว

    I just recently found your channel and absolutely love your videos. Im very new to electronic work, and your videos provide a lot of contextual explanations that are super helpful. Now to actually try one of the projects. :p

  • Paul O'Sullivan
    Paul O'Sullivan6 ปีที่แล้ว

    Good to see a professional craftsman at work, and giving good safety tips along with proper working practices. Excellent product at the end too, you earnt yourself a subscriber with this video!

  • Maritime colours
    Maritime colours5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Really nice job! very well explained! keep it up :)

  • MidnightMustang
    MidnightMustang5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Just found your channel. I really love your projects, I think I'll be trying them out later this year :D

  • Wally17
    Wally17

    I can’t stop my binge watch session of your videos! They’re very well done, and as a lifelong tinkerer I have several projects I now want to do.

  • SkadiGemini
    SkadiGemini5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Oh my god. I'm glad I found your channel. :O Such amazing projects to do!

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy8 ปีที่แล้ว

    That looks awesome! :D love your projects, good to see you again :)

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