Introduction: Coke-lamp

Hi I've been here for a while but this is my first Instructable, so bare with me!!

I thought I could do something cool with a coke-bottle so I thought.. what about a lamp and here it is...

What you need:

- Soda-bottle (the older looking, the cooler)
- Soda-cap
- Sugar
- Two wires around 10-12 cm
- Two LEDs, with your choice of colour, (I used white ;))
- Two resistors, size depends on you supply voltage, since I want it bright and my supply voltage is 5 volts from USB, I used 120 ohm


Copyleft ddalskov
Corrections and questions will be appreciated.

Step 1: Cleaning

first you clean the bottle with hot water.. quite easy...
just to get the last bit of coke out and removing the sticker if the bottle has one.

Step 2: Making the Diffusion

I chose (because I was lazy) to use sugar and water to make the white diffusion of the light, by soaking the inner sides of the bottle with water and then letting the sugar stick to it. Another way might be to use some thin glue instead of water. Maybe just some water base glue, with extra water. That might make it last longer. Drying takes half a second, so on to next step.

Step 3: Wireing

I started with making two holes in the cap for the two wires to stick up through. I just used a nail. I then soldered the two LEDs so they each their resistor, and and soldered them parallel on the two wires. The wires ends up in the cap.

Step 4: Assembly

By putting the wires down the bottle and the cap on top, your lamp should be sort of finished. Since I've made a special universal USB power wire, which I use for power-supply for all of my other projects, I don't need to make a device for powering it, but there should be several of different power solutions on this site to pick from.
So enjoy.

Step 5: Showoff

Now I've testet it with the glue and a red LED and I were to say it my self... It is quite nice.

Comments

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Sting2373 made it! (author)2011-09-04

Hey, you said Coke-lamp, but you show Pepsi....there is a difference, nice job, I just will use "Coke" when I make mine.

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cubemonkey made it! (author)cubemonkey2012-01-02

In some places, when asking what kind of soda you want, they ask what kind of coke you want. It was like that growing up in southern Cali, but when i moved to a small town in ND as a kid, they called it pop. I decided to call it soda, just to avoid confusion.

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2011-09-04

It is coke bottles, perhaps it's just difficult to see
And yes, big difference...

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jacobrb made it! (author)2011-03-31

that doent look like a Quantum one little bit...

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limpach made it! (author)2009-03-15

Sir I believe what you have there is Nuka-Cola Quantum. Not this thing you call "Coke"

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Earths_hope made it! (author)Earths_hope2010-07-04

I like how nuka cola quantum is purple and glowing! Something was wrong with my pipboy light so I set the quantums up around and they worked nicely

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Johnny Topside made it! (author)Johnny Topside2010-07-10

FALLOUT 3 IS AWESOME AND NICE USE OF NUKA COLA QUANTUMS.

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-03-16

I think that depends on what you were inspired by

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Lucas0214 made it! (author)Lucas02142009-06-25

*hint*hint*nudge*nudge* Fallout 3

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rocksalt2342 made it! (author)rocksalt23422010-04-15

and Fallout 2.

...and Fallout 1.

......not to mention tactics & brotherhood of steel.

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vez87 made it! (author)2009-10-05

ebay is your friend.

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alcove404 made it! (author)2009-01-28

lol thats cool it kind of looks like nuka-cola from fallout 3

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assassin1321 made it! (author)assassin13212009-07-23

yea thats y ide make one u just need the nuka lable

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albylovesscience made it! (author)2009-07-22

i love fallout to its roots im posting my quantum and buffout project today

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Lucas0214 made it! (author)2009-06-25

How much sugar and water should I use? I was thinking 3/4 a bottle water...

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SarahMichelle made it! (author)2009-02-05

Where do you get the parts at? Like a Home Depot? Lowes?

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aka_daryl made it! (author)aka_daryl2009-02-06

you would get these parts at almost any specialist electronic components retailer for example mapilan

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-02-06

We don't have that many electronic equipment stores here in Denmark though all of it should be available there, else the Internet is a neat provider...

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aka_daryl made it! (author)aka_daryl2009-02-07

maplins website is great you can find almost anything there lol

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aka_daryl made it! (author)2009-02-06

really nice, it might make it neater to drill a couple of holes close to the base though

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-02-06

yeah, though it has to be plasticbottles, where in this example it is glass At least it will be easier if it's plastic

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-02-06

and this way they can be used for hanging from the ceiling

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aka_daryl made it! (author)aka_daryl2009-02-07

good point

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Taz_D made it! (author)2009-02-06

if you go to a DIY store, say wickes or B&Q; you can buy a can of effects, like sand, stone, and also a frosting, which may help :)

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ross353 made it! (author)2009-02-03

i'm liking the white into red bottle in the last pic. very good 'ible keep it up.

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mightysinetheta made it! (author)2009-01-27

Going to nerd out on you here for a second, but that looks exactly like a Nuka Cola Quantum. Nice.

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Ha, if only someone could make a Nuka-Cola label! then this would be the perfect gift for Fallout Fans!

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-01-28

hah yea you're right. I didn't notice before now.

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S1L3N7 SWAT made it! (author)S1L3N7 SWAT2009-01-27

LOL That's exactly what I was thinking.

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jeff-o made it! (author)2009-01-27

Sorry to say it, but you gave up your copyright (or at least the right to control it) the moment you posted your Instructable. The bottle lamp is nifty though! I like your method of diffusion - using a canned paint would be almost impossible here (if you wanted it applied to the inside).

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canida made it! (author)canida2009-01-28

Actually, no - the copyright to the pictures/text used in an Instructable is maintained by the author. In this case, (s)he's chosen the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. (See the Info box, under "more info")

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jeff-o made it! (author)jeff-o2009-01-28

Ha, okay. I was thinking of a line from the contest rules saying that Instructables was free to use the contests of the Instructable as they saw fit...

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themastermind made it! (author)themastermind2009-01-28

you've noticed it says copyLEFT... right? or left or so...

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uguy made it! (author)2009-01-28

Coke or Pepsi?

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Lftndbt made it! (author)2009-01-27

Nice effect!! Bottle lamps rock!

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pyro13 made it! (author)2009-01-27

Woah..... Insane!

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