I've seen this ide aonce before a long time ago and i cant remember where but today I decided I wanted to do this myself.
The principle, a cothode run through the center of a huge stack of CDs.
I make a quick sketch of the idea in photoshop, i'll show you guys the pic then explain everything behind it.
I want it to look cool, like a normal lamp so i'm going to build the body out of wood. I'm going to cut a peice circular peice of woodfor the top. Coming down from there will be either 3 or 4 dowels to hold the CDs in place. this will be done for the most part by the cathode in the center but the dowels will just make it easier and make it look a bit better.
The base of the lamp will house a mini PSU and cathode inverter. The front will have a switch, ho idea what style yet, prolly a rocker since i have a few of those laying around.
Now since PSUs need to be ventilated, i'll have the PSU on some small feet and have an old slim PSU fan as an intake and steel mesh on the back for the exhaust.
Another similiar design that i'm still thinking about would be instead of an all wood look, i'd have 4 dowels inside the base of the lamp, then instead of a wooden box i'd cut some slits in the base and slip some plexi in there for the walls. It sounds like a cool idea to me too, if i go that route i'll also be mounting a few LEDs in there. This idea really depends on if i think the PSU circuit board looks cool enough.
I'm going to start cutting the wood tomorrow, and put it together as soon as i can, i also need to run out to walmart or wherever to get a whole wad of cheapo CDs.
I'd love any comments or thoughts you guys have to offer.