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Jake von Slatt built this brass bedside lamp, which incorporates an Aerolux glow bulb, as a night light. He also used the ammonia aging technique for the brass components (which Tim Lillis covers in his “Tricks of the Trade” comic in the next MAKE).

[BTW: Lyra is the little girl in The Golden Compass.]

Lyra’s Lamp

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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