So I saw this build by Esty artist Jordan Waters and was inspired.
It took about three nights and a small learning curve/refresher in some very basic electronics but I managed to design and build this little guy who I’ve decided to name Edison. He is functional and has 2 USB charging ports as well as a standard 120 volt outlet. His head is an LED lightbulb that lights up when the switch is flipped.
In general this was fun to build but I also like it because it’s a kind of functional art which has always been a bit of a passion of mine since a friend who is an amazing artist in the medium of wood carving explained it to me when he was at ASU.