Steampunk Battle Lantern (work in progress)

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Inside the wire, Llanelli
This is one of my slow projects that's been under the bench for a while waiting for inspiration and suitable parts to present themselves.. Shoehorning in the new electrics at the moment on account of Captain Nemo's original design using Sodium batteries having some issues. When done it will re-charge safely on USB and in an emergency can double up as a small powerbank for a cellphone. Next trick is make a downlight look like a bulkhead lamp....
 

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Bishop

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Jan 25, 2014
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Inside the wire, Llanelli
IMAG3820.jpg Base - 3watt fluorescent desk-lamp

IMAG3821.jpg Tealight

IMAG3822.jpg Lantern full power

IMAG3823.jpg Lantern "half" power
There's not a lot of apparent difference between the last two shots because LED flashlights are usually dimmed by switching them on/off really fast. This creates an optical illusion that makes you think there's less light, digital cameras however are not fooled so easily,


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Back door no light

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Lantern half power

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Lantern full power The metal bowl is about 15feet away

It's no Martian death ray however more than enough to work or read by and if need arise keep the terror at bay when it's as dark as Cthulhu's armpit and the nightmare begins to chatter....