A photo of a lamp constructed in olive green plywood

The fifth curiosity of my monastic engineering experience.

This is a combination floor lamp, book case, bedside table and charging station. Made from plywood and stainless steel if features exposed circuitry and wiring. Published on the side of the cabinet is the dimming software running on an Arduino nano. A 10cm diameter aluminium hand wheel controls the lamp dimming feature.


  • The ‘Pradhan’ light switch, was a gift from Michael Candy, who found it on his travels through India.
Pradhan light swtich and aluminium hand wheel dimmer knob.
Arduino code and MIT license published on side of cabinet.
Lamp shade, Tiling pentagon 15.
Diffuse patten scattered by lamp on wall.
Development sketch of the lamp.


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