Step 5: Stock Up 30 of the Shapes

You need to cut 30 shapes to build the ball shape.  Just do some cutting every day and eventually you would have stocking up 30 of the shapes and you can now start putting them together. 

Each shape is identical and it has 2 curvy sides and 2 straight sides.  To lock each shape in place, you need to remember that the curvy side is mating with the straight side or vice versa.  No straight side mating to straight side or curvy side mating with curvy side.

There are You Tube Video showing people how to construct the IQ Lamp.
<p>I used card stock and an led bulb. Then I experimented with gallon milk jugs. After cutting them into sections an iron with the plastic between two sheets of paper allowed me to flatten deformations. Then clamping the plastic between two pieces of plywood While it cooled kept it relatively flat. Now I just need to drink enough milk to get remaining pieces</p>
You are a winner. That's beautiful.
<p>I'm actually looking for the actual plastic the real IQ lamps are made <br>of. Do any of you know what is it? PVC? PET? It has a grainy feel to it, that I <br>love. Polyhedral 3d masks made of those sheets would come out lovely and be durable</p>
TimJ13, I shall save the template in PDF format and upload this weekend. Thanx for suggestion.
Wow. Nicely done. Congrats.
<p>Any chance we can have a template NOT made with powerpoint - how's about just a jpg file for those of us who don't want to activate or buy the aforementioned program?</p>
I've been saving my milk cartons for a few months, on the off chance that I find an interesting project to use them for (no use letting them go to waste!). A friend found this, somehow, and sent me the link. By the end of the day, I had my IQ Lamp finished. In fact, this instructable is what made me register, just so I could post this comment. It took me 15 half-gallon cartons, and I just shoved a string of Christmas lights into it. Thanks for this!
hello!!! first comment on instructibles. cool! saw these in the commercial building at the fairgrounds. they from $25 to $75. much more than I would like to pay than for something I can make for so little. how many milk cartons did it take? plus how many cutouts? thanks!
the 2L milk carton i salvage in Sydney can only yield 2 panels. In order to make the 30 pieces lamp shade that I put out, you need 30 of them. So 15 milk carton. If you want to fasttrack the project, you can use the panels that got the milk company sticker on them. Here is the link to how to build the iq lamp in different size and shape: http://www.nos.com.my/trolleyvalley/iqlamp/ <br> <br>This is the most comprehensive building instruction web link I have sighted so far over the internet. <br> <br>Good luck and show some picture of your masterpiece if you will.
its so weird its cool ill put lights with different settings if i make one <br>
Thanx. Yeah do that and show us your final production if you really make one. These days the LED even the changing colour ones are becoming so easily available. You can hang one of them inside as the light source. They can run for a long time using button cell battery.

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