Here is the prompt: if you have 1 dollar and a light bulb, how can you made yourself a cool lamp?
Find your old toys and Make them into a cool atomic boom lamp that actually function then ! XD
For a trash-recycling project I made this awesome lamp within a dollar budget. You can do it at home too!
※※※ Preparation Status
To make a cool lamp like this is not so hard :) All you need is find materials as below:
**But if you have a budget of 5$ or more that will be much more easier.
·A functional Light bulb ( In the example, a LED bulb with a E-26/27 socket *Found that for an)
·A socket (E-26/27 in the example)
·Wire, two ends wire would be better (In the example, a three end wire *recycled)
·Plugs (usually come with the wire)
·Plastic tubes or cups
·Cottons (In the example the cotton balls originally come from an old toy bear)
· Steel Wire (Stronger wire will be better )
· Scissors that cuts wire
· Electrical tapes
· Glue ( or glue sticks with glue guns)
· Last but not least, your hands ！！
LET'S GET STARTED WITH SIMPLE STEPS !!! XD
Step 1: STEP 1: Prepare Your Material
In the example I've done, the three-end wire I found from an old electrics requires preparation to be used in the lamp.
**IF YOU HAVE A TWO ENDED WIRE, JUST SKIP THIS STEP ( *￣▽￣)）
**IF YOU HAVE A TWO ENDED WIRE, JUST SKIP S ( *￣▽￣)）
1. Cut the wire open
2. Find the GROUND WIRE:
** Different region might have different color for the ground wire, in this example is the green one.
Find the color for the ground line accordingly :http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/reference...
3: Cut the ground wire short to Insert the Steel wire inside.
4: Use electrical tapes and firmly cover-up the entire cut-open wires.
And now you have a wire ready for use with two ends :)
Step 2: Step 2: Make the Frame
This Step is divided into two parts: Make the base ||| Make the frame for the diffuser
ONE: Make the base
Use the wire that already attached to a much stronger Steel wire, and fold the wire in spiral shape.
Leave a small part of the wire in order to plug the lamp in :)
After make sure that the base can stand by itself, Use tapes or Wires to bundle the wire into place :)
TWO: Make the diffuser Frame
Use plastic tubes (straws) or plastic strips ( Cut out from a wasted plastic cup) to form a shape for the cloud itself:
** Find reference pictures for mushroom cloud will be helpful.
Then cover the frame up with plastic bags collected from the street or at home!
**Transparent plastic bags will be better to use, for the light effect will be stronger and prettier to see in the following steps :)
Step 3: Step 3: Attach the Cloud
NOW IT'S PERSONAL FAVOURITE STEP :D
·Use those cotton balls and attach those little fuzzy balls on the plastic cloud shape XD
· Simply use glue or hot glue ; Don't apply too much glue on the plastic surface or the cotton balls might get messed up in the end
· Rub the cotton ball to make it fuzzy and cute
·Then attach the base according to the Mushroom Cloud picture, too
Step 4: Step 4: Wire the Lamp
Wire the lamp according to the tutorial on-line XD
I personally use this video on youtube ↓ ↓ ↓:
Then there you have the functioning lamp :D
Step 5: Step 5: Enjoy Your Atomic Bomb Shape Lamp !
Carefully turn on the lamp and Enjoy XD