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Cool CNC-friendly desk lamp design

Pedro Mealha was inspired by those 3D plywood dinosaur kits when he designed this lamp, called rhizome, the armature of which is a great example of the emerging “router aesthetics” Bruce Sterling wrote about back in MAKE Volume 11. I also like the wooden race and exposed ball-bearings that let it pivot at the base. Now if we can just persuade him to post the DXF files on Thingiverse… [via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories]

14 thoughts on “Cool CNC-friendly desk lamp design

    1. Many desklamps are made of wood, also the fact that the wood didn’t ignite when being cut by a laser (which is of course much hotter than any lightbulb) shows that it’s perfectly safe.

  1. I love it! I’d love a set of plans – be sure to let us know if they’re ever made available (for free or for a price!)

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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