Simple Physics Lamp

The Ponderlon lamp by Iva Dinulovic is a project that grew out of a simple observation of a construction site and various everyday uses of physics that are often overlooked. The easy to assemble, bare-bones design consists of very basic materials including pine, rope, card, and steel weights that ground the central piece of wood.  A great DIY piece.

Designer: Iva Dinulovic


  • Rob says:

    This post needs further explanation. Tell me how simple physics is being ingeniously manifested in this object. For example: The latent heat capacity of card is relatively low, while the output from a halogen bulb like the one shown above is conversely relatively high. The combination of these two properties in such close proximity, paired with the atmospheric abundance of oxygen make this a sure candidate for spontaneous combustion.

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