Circuit in a concrete block?

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Hi,

For a DT project, I am making a small desk lamp. The base will be made from concrete and will have a switch on top of it to turn the light on/off.

Firstly, how would you create a circuit inside the concrete?

Secondly, how would you put a switch on top of the concrete base?

Thirdly, how would you make a simple circuit (i.e. on/off) for a small desk? lamp?
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(Original post by Jc1256)
Hi,

For a DT project, I am making a small desk lamp. The base will be made from concrete and will have a switch on top of it to turn the light on/off.

Firstly, how would you create a circuit inside the concrete?

Secondly, how would you put a switch on top of the concrete base?

Thirdly, how would you make a simple circuit (i.e. on/off) for a small desk? lamp?
but why are you using concrete?
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For aesthetics
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For aesthetics
How about you make the circuit in a wooden box, and cover it with something that looks and feels like concrete
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How about you make the circuit in a wooden box, and cover it with something that looks and feels like concrete
like sandpaper
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I wouldn't advise making a desk lamp base out of concrete, that would make it incredibly heavy and hard to lift up which is a massive negative of a lamp that is meant to be portable and useable. Concrete will also crack if it falls off a table.
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Yes, that makes sense. So, if I was going to make a wooden base, what wood should I choose that is easy to paint with a concrete-effect paint and how would I make the base of the lamp using wood?

Thanks.
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