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The idea is to have a lamp with words swirling in it using the principle of a lava lamp. The words move around making phrases and statements of different meanings. It works great as a mood lamp too and helps you think. (Video of a working lamp is here and also on the last step of this Instructrable)

Looking at the words swirling around is fun. I have gotten in a habit of looking at the lamp after something happens just to see what the lamp says and the results are enlightening/funny/depressing. Like a few days back my college result was announced and I unexpectedly passed my exams. The lamp responded by a "you didnt deserve it". I like to call it the Clairvoyant Lamp for that reason. She's almost always right..

So lets start!

Step 1: Ingredients

For making this lamp you need:

  • Empty Glass Bottle or Existing Lava Lamp Bottle
  • Lava Lamp Base or Bulb Holder
  • Permanent Marker or Transperancy Marker
  • Plastic Shopping Bag
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Scissors
this is wicked awesome! thanks for sharing!
Thank you for liking it. Means alot.
<p>You are most welcome :)</p>
<p>As someone who is a fan of different and interesting divination systems, I applaud this. Nice work! Lovely videos, too. </p>
What a great idea! It made me think of magnetic poetry kits, in a truly random format. <br><br>Using a hydrometer would tell you the specific gravity you need. Probably not necessary unless you plan to mass produce.
Thankyou! I do have a hydrometer but I didn't use it for this project. Do you really think its that good? I mean to think about mass production?
Hi, I mentioned mass production as a point of comparison, a possible situation in which you'd want to know salinity for uniformity purposes rather than trial and error. I don't know what's involved in mass production or marketing. <br><br>Your lamp is easily as fun a novelty as the traditional lava lamp, magic 8 ball, or magnetic poetry kits. Who knows? Crazier things have happened :)
<p>How fun! I would probably stare at it for hours. So mesmerizing :)</p>
<p>that is creepy and awesome all at once</p>
maybe only put kind words or words that will build us up in there...who needs more negativity?
Im with you on that, did that the first time I made it, but it got very boring after a while (like a preachy motivational speaker). Then I added sad words and a few prepositions, now it's not dull anymore. A great thing about this lamp is that you can always modify the selection of words. You just have to open the lid take out the ones you don't like and put some other ones. :)

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Bio: Student of Medicine. Fan of instructables since forever. Im fascinated by lights.
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