No More Scary Night

Project Scenario

Riya is a little girl who is scared of the dark. She often feared there was someone in the closet or under the bed when she sleeps in her bedroom alone. Sleeping at night in a dark room could be scary. 

If light is required at night, instead of switching on the main light it is handy to

have a small night- light on a nearby bedside cabinet. In this project your task is to design and make an imaginative light suitable for children's bedrooms to make them feel more secure and provide low level background lighting.Figure out how you can help her.

Problem Statement

To design a night lamp for Riya which can provide her enough light to see the objects in a room and is dim enough not to disturb her sleep.

PROCESS: Steps to be followed

Required Resources

Resources Download

Night Lamp_Resource.pdf

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Electric circuits_resource.pdf

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Project Instructions

Let's Begin

Step 1: Download Resources

Download and keep the prints of the resources ready before you begin.

I Explore

What you will learn through this project?

Through this project you will be able :

  1.  To get familiarized with the Skilled use of hand tools and equipment.
  2.  To draw upon your own experiences in order to make decisions.
  3.  To develop an understanding of electronic circuits and systems.
  4.  To design an Eco-friendly product for specific end- user groups.

Key Concepts:

  • Design Thinking
  • Electric circuit
  • Tool Handling


  • Critical Thinking Skills

  • Creative Thinking Skills

  • Social skills (Empathy)

I Connect

You need to know:

  1. What all components are required in a simple light circuit? 

  2. Which type of material used in designing the lamp shade and bulb will be considered as Eco-friendly? 

  3. How much intensity of  light is required as per the problem statement?

  4. How much Watt bulb can be used in the night lamp?

You can go through the Nightlamp_resource and Electriccircuit_resource documents  to gain knowledge and gather information required to proceed in designing your project.

I Create

Step 1: Makershala Journal Time

Use the Night Lamp  Journal and start filling it.

Get Ideas

Use the videos and resources given below.

In the video given below, there are some ideas that you may consider to help you design the night lamp shade. If you think that your design is better than all of those ideas, you need not make changes in your design and start developing your night lamp for Riya.

Some more design ideas:

You may also build more than one prototype.

Collect the Material

Use material resources mentioned above, or you may find new.

List all your resources on Night Lamp Journal.

As per your final design, list the material you may need to build your design in a model and collect material for the building. You may choose the material given in the list of resources mentioned above or can arrange them for other materials yourself from house wastage or nearby market. Try to keep the material as inexpensive and affordable as you can, so that it does not be a burden on your parents or guardians.

Step 4: Start building your prototype

Draw the final design of your prototype in No more Scary Nights Journal.

Start building your night lamp model keeping your design handy. Try to take help from an adult, especially while using any sharp, harmful or toxic material. I would not advise you to use such material, but if needed, you must take help from a healthy adult around you.


You may get failed while building your design. Don't panic if you fail. Try making improvements and building it again and again until you build the final prototype.  if needed, take help from your friends, parents, siblings, or relatives. 

Once you are ready with your Night Lamp prototype, it is time to test it for its working. 

Step 5: Test your prototype

Follow the steps given below to test your prototype.

Step 1

Test your lamp by using the suitable LED bulb from available options. Fit the bulb inside the bulb holder of your prototype .

Step 2

Turn the switch on to check whether the circuit works or not.

Step 3

Observe the impact of the bulbs of different specifications and on the intensity of light to record your observations in Makershala Journal on the "Test" page.

I Reflect

Attempt a quiz by clicking on the button given below and move a step ahead to complete your project.

I Launch

Make a video sharing your journey of how you designed a night lamp for Riya by understanding her requirements explaining the key concepts and process involved in developing this project and also complete your Makershala Journal. Next you need to click images of each page of the Journal and create a PDF of those images that you will share with us . 

Upload the video and the Makershala Journal PDF below.

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