The Workless Lamp, according to its description on the Scalar Electronics’ website, “Shifts from cool to warm when it’s time to call it a day.” It’s also noted that this lamp is, “Only available as a gift,” and “Not on the Internet or configurable in any way. [It] Has one button, and the button does one thing.”
That’s kind of a nice change from everything being connected, and sometimes adjustable beyond usefulness. Behind this external simplicity though, lies some relatively complicated internals, including a PCB with a voltage regulator and a small microcontroller. This controls the custom lighting fixture to change between temperatures using a lighting fixture with an array of 2700 and 5000 Kelvin LEDs.
CJ Picklesimer, founder of the Scalar Electronics design firm, notes that he uses several Tindie products in this build. These include Toast-R-Reflow components from Gepetto Electronics, as well as an AVR ISP Pogo adapter from the same store, though he notes that he also could have used this model from Femtocow.
On that note, Picklesimer has his own Tindie store, which he says that while he doesn’t really make money off of that pursuit, enjoys “shipping my products to people if it makes them happy. He’s generously provided a discount code—”WORKLESS30″—that can be used for 30% off of anything there.
If you have a cool project you made using Tindie components or tools, feel free to ping me on Twitter or via Tindie’s official handle to have it featured! For that matter, Scalar Electronics is on Twitter as well if you have any lamp or electronics-related questions.