Introduction: Coke Bottle Sputnik Lamp

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Step 1: Gather Your Bottles

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You will need 12 glass coke bottles for this Instructable, so get drinking.

You will also need:

Zip ties
Laser cutter
Black acrylic 3mm
Fairy lights
Glue gun

Step 2: Fire the Laser Cannon

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Using suitable software draw out 12 pentagons, these will need 2 stitch holes on each side and a joke in the centre big enough to get the bottle top and neck through. I made mine from 3mm black acrylic.

I made my lamp in 2 halves. Push a bottle through each acrylic pentagon, secure with a zip tie and smoother the end in glue gun glue.
Repeat this 5 more times.

Step 3: Zip Tie Stitching

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Using the zip ties fasten 6 of the pentagons together, start the ties off loose and gradually tighten them all up.

Step 4: 2 Become 1

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You should repeat this process until you have two equal side of your lamp or a top and bottom.
Next take you fairy lights and work out how many you need to shove into each bottle to get a nice even glow.

Step 5: Insert the Fairies

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Carefully start to thread your lights into each of the bottles until all the lights are gone.

Niw is the tricky part, fastening the 2 halves together. Carefully thread the zip ties into the holes and start to tighten the 2 halves together, once tightened your lamp should be complete. Trim all the zip ties down and find a dull corner that needs some gentle illumination.

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Comments

Ironkique made it! (author)2015-01-24

I made it with a Dremel. Came out great.

Jack Moran (author)2014-07-13

Was the sputnik probe the inspiration from this? because it looks so good!

This is really cool looking! It's hard to believe it's just made out of coke bottles!

Mindmapper1 (author)2014-07-08

very nice indeed.

doodlecraft (author)2014-07-08

Wow, so cool! It's super cool! :)

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