Modding a ThinkGeek / thumbsUp! Giant LED Lamp
This project was created for entertainment purposes only. Do not replicate unless you're willing to accept responsibility for your own safety and aren't afraid of blue smoke monsters.
For Christmas my wife gave me a Giant LED Lamp from ThinkGeek. Normally these are powered by 3 AAA batteries. This isn't enough power to last very long and mine was significantly dimmer after a couple of afternoons worth of use. I hacked together a solution to power it with a 5V wall wart. The original batteries provided about 4.5V, so I figured 5V probably wouldn't be a big problem. Take a look at the following video and photos: