Once the switch and socket were added the lamp was pretty much looking finished. However there were a couple of jobs to finish off. The base need a bit of varnish, the switch and socket needed wiring and the cables
The magnifier lamp has 24 LEDs and the housing is plastic so I did not want to solder them up in place. To simplify the assembly a wooden jig was made by drilling 3 hole through the head. An LED
The main part of the magnifier lamp is the head, after a few variants of design I ended up with something I was happy to print. I loaded the 25x140x160mm model into Automaker and selected the fine option. 36 minutes
To clamp my magnifier lamp in place I’ve bought some nice stainless steel bolts with half thickness nuts. This means that the nuts are roughly the same size as the heads giving it symmetry. I’ve also made some thumb-wheels /
For an upcoming project I wanted to build some circuit boards and the main component only came as a surface mounted device (SMD). I asked the members of the Element14 community what they would recommend regarding tools for SMD components.