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Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Hacker help: How to make a lamp from x-rays?

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Description: I want to make a wall lamp out of my x-rays of my head (cat-scans). I think the idea is pretty cool, but I am stuck on how to make it happen..

Any ideas?

~ Hege_Norway, Norway

You can try using the Gyllen lamp (photo above) and personalise it like how Damian did it. ~ Jules

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7 Responses to Hacker help: How to make a lamp from x-rays?

  1. Abby S says:

    Sounds like this hack would work for you (link below). Just leave the legs off and put a mounting bracket on the back of the table top so you can mount to a wall.
    <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightbox-build-with-Ikea-Lack-table/&quot; title="Lack Hack: Lightbox"

  2. Anonymous says:

    what do you mean by lightbox? i’m just confused on how to build a lamp shade/cover from acrylic panels.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just build a simple lightbox (I’ll bet there are a few hundred ways to hack one here) and use LED lights, such as DIODER, NON, or LEDBERG.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I work in an x-ray department, and just so you know some x-ray films are printed using heat, so you may find that your films discolour with the heat of the light.
    They might be ok if you use LEDs, as they don’t get quite so hot.

    • Anonymous says:

      I would definitely have my images transferred onto the acrylic. It’s safer for three unsafe, but also thicker (so a better fit for the lamp).

    • Anonymous says:

      Argh my phone and typing. Not “three unsafe” but “the image”.

  5. Anonymous says:

    1) You want a picture frame thick enough to hold lights inside it. You could add a little extra material to make the frame deeper if needed.
    2) Add in some thin strip lighting along the edges of the inside of the frame facing the center of the frame.
    3) Attach cat scans to the glass/plastic
    4) Plug it in and enjoy

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