Help me turn a toaster into a lamp
April 26, 2012 2:43 PM Subscribe
I have an odd fascination with lighting. I want to learn how to rewire various consumer electronics into functioning lamps without electrocuting myself and/or burning down my apartment building.
posted by krakenattack to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I admit to not paying attention during my high school engineering classes, and thus know next to nothing about electricity. I guess mostly I'm asking to be pointed to pretty basic information about electricity, specifically regarding DIY lighting if possible; preferably short, to the point, and with lots of pictures in an effort to be gentle to my ADD. Most of the resources I've found thus far go way too in depth for what I think I need.
Alternatively, a step by step list of how to turn, say, a toaster, into a lamp. A list of materials I might find useful would also be great. Alternatively, if it's simpler than I'm thinking it is and all I need do is be conscious of wattage/voltage or something, detailing that would be greatly appreciated.