How to Make a Dandelion Lamp Using LEDs
How to Make a Dandelion Lamp Using LEDs, Optical Fibers, and Straws
Albert Einstein once said, "We know less than one thousandth of one percent of what nature has to reveal to us."
While this still lies true, that fraction has inspired man since the beginning of human life. You can see the reflection of nature in the poems we read, the theatre we watch, and the music we hear. Not only that, but nature plays a significant role when it comes to invention turtle inspired tanks, whale inspired submarines,
discount ray bans water strider inspired water skis, and sticky seedpod inspired Velcro, and bird inspired jets. Phillips, who was just 21 years old when he lost his lower leg in an accident in 1976, was inspired by the cheetah for his invention. Cheetahs have very long tendons and ligaments that attach their muscles to their skeletons. In part, they act like giant, heavy duty elastic bands that can take quite a beating while propelling the animal at fast velocities. In 1981, the first flex foot prosthetic was built from this inspiration.
And now, it’s 2013 and we’re still being inspired by nature.
This newest invention isn’t much of a game changer, but more of an homage to all past inspirations. Instructables user blissful2015 designed a simple ambient lamp, mimicking the look of a dandelion seed head.
First, she modeled the structure that holds all the straws after a peeled orange (more nature FTW!). She cut the straws from one side in order to attach them snugly onto the cardboard center structure. It should be great for anyone trying to break into the LED creations world.
Check out blissful2015’s tutorial for the full instructions and more photos.
Photo by NYX, Sideonecincy, Benson Kua
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This project is very simple. All you need is:
Loose fiber optics (available on eBay or Amazon, see Fig. 1)A 5V power supply
Fig. 1 Fiber optics cable.
A few tools are needed:
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You must have seen some expensive mp3 players and CD players which have LEDs fixed on them and they dance to the tune looking really pretty.
Imagine you could make your own LEDs and configure them to dance to Daft Punk or Swedish House Mafia. I’m going to tell you how it can be done at your home and with a lot less money. You just need a few components and a little bit of concentration before we can get the party started!
Step 1: Get Your Components and Equipment
There are a few things you may need to start with. Some, you might find in your home; others are easily and cheaply available at.
Last week, we wrote about Antonin Fourneau Water Light Graffiti exhibit in that used LEDs to create a huge Buddha Board that would light up anywhere water touched it.Articles Connexes：