Last Call Lamp

A buddy of mine runs a ring of food trucks, and told me his dream: a stylish lamp that could clearly tell his customers when the kitchen was about to close. Thus, the Last Call Lamp was born!

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Building The Controller

Finished Photos

Lamp Controller

Last Call Front Alt Medium Last Call Lamp Rear 745

Lamp Guts

Lightbox Design

Current Design Revision: Food Marquee v.1.ai (ZIP)

Lightbox Enclosure

References

Collaborators

Final Deliverables


Part Status All-In Cost
Controller Unit In Development
Display Unit Napkin Phase

Definition of Success

Cost Breakdown


Component Cost Note
Wooden Trinket Box $2 Thrift Store
On-Off-On Toggle Switch $4.69 Amazon.com
Illuminated Pushbutton Switch $1.30 Amazon.com
LED Status Light (x3) $3.44 Amazon.com
4-Pin Marine Connector $1.65 Amazon.com
Mini Toggle Switch $1.26 Amazon.com
2.1mm DC Power Jack 36¢ Amazon.com
Scrap Wire <$1 Salvaged
$15.70

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