As I mentioned in our post on ID student dorm rooms, your dorm should look vastly different than that of other majors’, as you should be hacking the heck out of that space, given your education and facilities access.
Two areas where standard dorm rooms always fall short is light and power. While all dorms provide desks, few provide task lighting for said desks, and you can never have enough power outlets. So this Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box by Instructables user TechKiwiGadgets would be the perfect thing to build for your room.
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It’s simple to make, useful and easily customizable; it wouldn’t take much imagination to add a headphones holder, storage for drawing implements or cable management. Depending on what equipment your school’s ID shop offers, you could make the components for this out of wood, plastic or metal using conventional tools, or you could get fancier if your shop has a CNC mill, 3D printer and/or laser cutter.
If you decide to tackle this, please share a photo in the comments.