Samantha Alaimo

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Samantha Alaimo from Inventables
Chicago

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Named The LOOP, a common reference to anyone familiar with Chicago, the MINIMAL design team was inspired by the city and its trains that frequently rumble past their West Loop studio.

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Material Description Price
Black Acrylic Sheet

Black Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 18 in × 24 in, Thickness: 1/8 in, Opacity: Opaque, Color: Black, Surface Finish: Glossy, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: +/- 8%

$19.99

Flexible LED Strip - Cool White

Flexible LED Strip - Cool White

Length: 5m, Includes: LED strip, connector wire, power supply, LED Count: 600, Color: White, Type: AC Plug

$44.99

Light Diffuser Film Rolls

Light Diffuser Film Rolls

Dimensions: 12 in × 36 in, Thickness: .007 in, Surface: Matte on both sides, Lead Time: 1 Week

$8.99

Matte Black Acrylic Sheet

Matte Black Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 18 in × 24 in, Thickness: 1/8 in, Opacity: Opaque, Color: Black, Surface Finish: Matte non-glare (1 side)

$49.00

Walnut Wood Veneer

Walnut Wood Veneer

Dimensions: 3.74 in × 33.5 in, Thickness: .02 in, Style: paper backed with adhesive, Species: Walnut, Type: Veneer

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The light diffuser film for 1 lamp

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The inside and side panels for 1 lamp

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the outside endplate for 1 lamp

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1

Prepare the Front Panel

Line up the inside endplate panel to the shiny side on the outside end plate. Put a drop of weld on inside the slots and around the inside of the inside endplate.

Line up the inside rectangle to the inside edge of the end plate, to make a slot. Hold the rectangle in place and use weld on around the inside edge.

2

Prepare the Back Panel

Place the string of LED Lights with the

3

Prepare the light diffuser

Bend all of the tabs on the light diffuser film at a right angle

4

Attach the light diffuser film

Place the longer piece of light diffuser film inside the track of one of the end plates, with the tabs facing away from the center cutout. Clip in the corner brackets to secure the film. Then clip in the flat springs so the film has a snug fit around the inside cutout.

Then place the shorter piece of light diffuser film around the rest

Matt McCoy
Great!
Matt McCoy
Faizan Shaik Mohammed
What material did you use to cover the diffuser film, the brown part I mean. What material is it. ??
Faizan Shaik Mohammed
Samantha Alaimo
It is walnut wood veneer: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/walnut-wood-veneer
Samantha Alaimo
Patrick Dinnen
Love this design but it looks like the instructions got cut short. Step 4 is the last one I see. Am I missing something?
Patrick Dinnen
Alex Heijnen
Yeah, same as the comment above. Would like to make this lamp, but the instruction seem incomplete!
Alex Heijnen
Sadia Khan
Can someone please fill in step 3 & 4 as it is incomplete and I would love to make this for my office :) Thanks so much!
Sadia Khan