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Step 4: Get ready to Rock!

You can leave the bottom of the bottle clear, but adding some color with magic markers can give it a nice dramatic effect. Place the bottle on the base, plug in the cord, and watch as clouds form and swirl around in the jar. Pictures really don't do it justice. If you'd like, you can view my video on this project below. Expect to have your friends ask you to make these for them! 8)


<p>is the heat nesecary?</p>
I've completed a couple of these, and this is a great idea! &nbsp;I have put up a video of my build, since it looks like the one in the Instructable isn't there anymore, you can see it here: &nbsp;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEN-UU8NwCs<br> <br> I used &quot;Softsoap with rich moisturizing Shea Butter Beads&quot; for my lamps.<br> <br>
I once mixed some bronze powder with white spirit and got good 'clouds',<br>put between 2 sheets of glass, I could leave a 'hand print' in the cloud,<br>was going to add a lamp to warm up one end to make a 'hurricane'...<br>and hang it on the wall<br>might try again with some thrown out double glazing...<br><br>
pics! plus instructable! now!
If you have a blacklight, fill the bottle with tonic water instead of regular water, makes it glow in the blacklight, sooooooooooo cool!!
Awesome!! Love it!
Here is mine. I made it as a present for my gf. I used an actual lamp as my base (with some modification) and a 25W bulb. I painted the base of the jar blue with a sharpie. The heart in the middle is just a blue coat hanger. I'm not sure if I have the mixture right, or if I have a strong enough bulb. I've had it on for almost 8 hours and no problems. I think 25W is as high as I will go. Mostly because the base has rice paper windows. Excellent Instructable. I will let you know if my gf likes it ;)
well, did she like it?
Yes, she loved it. She thought it was very romantic and she couldn't believe that I had made it myself out such random things. I also received a present that night ;)
strange, she gave me the exact same present that night! lol just kidding. the lamp looks awesome btw
O MG berky 93 that is the funniest thing I have seen on here. cute. any way I think I remember something about denatured acohol and glycerine? is that maybe possible? Or is that light an explosion and fire waiting to happen like it sounds. I don't know I just remember a friend making these Slow Motion Ocean things back in the 70s and he put a light on some of them.
I wonder if you can embed a rimshot to go along with that comment ;) Actually, as an update, that girl cheated on me and we are no longer together... The lamp still works though.
Did you replace the heart that was in it with a broken one? That would be so emo.
Actually, I have already given it to another girl.
you are my hero haha
and got another present i presume ;-)
:) That works too :)
well at least you got to keep the lamp.
o.O
<sup>lol</sup><br/>
What you guys can also try is to maybe use an element of some sort to heat the bottel.And maybe make like a top cover for the bottle in which you can put in leds of diffrent colours and a decade counter circuit to control them.Then you dont need to have just an blue or red colour lamp.I think a hairdryer like the one ladies use,should have an element that might work.The only thing is to mount it securely and to control the temprature. That one can maybe do by using an timer circuit or a thyristor circuit(light dimmer principal). Any ideas email me frikkiesmit@webmail.co.za
haha, that so awesome bro <br>when u put that eyes..cool <br>nice job
I'd love to see something like this with toy arms and legs in as a replica of Sid's lava la mp in Toy Story XD
lots of shampoos have glycol stearate or distearate in them.
Hey what brand of soap did you use.
I CAN,T FIND LIQUID SOAP WITH GLYCOL STERATE OR GLYCOL WITH&nbsp; DISTERATE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW BRAND AND WHERE TO BUY. EVERYTHING ELSE IS FINISHED. TOM<br />
cvs brand handsoap, softsoap, mine is the &quot;milk and honey&quot; version. i'm about to make the lamp so i'll let you know if it doesnt work....
how would glycerol work as a substitute for the soap just asking
can you see the clouds with out the light?
this is really awesome especially because im using this in a old coke bottle and putting a nuka cola clear lablel on it. : )<br />
So whats the effect of adding more soap? or what about colored soap (ie soap with food coloring in it)?
More soap = thicker clouds. Not sure about colored soap, but I think the ratio to make any difference would be at least 25% soap, which would ruin the effect 8(<br/>
I NEED THE SOAP, NAME AND WERE I CAN BUY IT. THANKS<br />
But food coloring might work fine... haven't tried that as I usually just &quot;paint&quot; the bottoms of the jars with permanent markers of different colors. You can get a really nice sunset effect by coloring one half of the bottom yellow, and the other half red. =D<br/>
To tell you the truth, it took me <em>forever</em> to find soap with glycol distearate... lol...<br/>
WHERE DID YOU FIND IT AND WHAT BRAND<br />
&nbsp;This is way cool! &nbsp;You should definitely enter it in the upcoming Halloween instructable contest!
I love it......i made more than $500 dollars !!!! thank you Jordan huges from mexico!!!
Excellent! =)<br/>
i dont know about youse guyses but i <strong>LOVE IT<em> i am going to steampunk this</em></strong><br/>
HEY GUYS I USED A GREEN PARTY BULB, THE ONLY THING IS A 40 WATT AND IT DOES LOOK COOL BUT IT DOESN'T SHOW THE EFFECT THAT IT SHOWS IN THE VIDEO.
THIS WAS A VERY COOL IDEA, THE ONLY THING I COULDN'T FIND 25 WATTS BULBS.
I seen a tut once (not sure ware) that said to mix a t-spoon of artist oil paint in a color of your choosing with 1/2 a cup of mineral oil put it in a jar about the size of a caning jar or bigger and fill the rest with distilled water. also most lava lamps I have see have a coil at the bottom that looks like it was made of aluminum wire probably to help heat the oil. BTW I did try this but I could never build a proper base to make it work though I didn't try pvc.
LOL, how cool. Nice nice.. +sub
the effect is amazing, and it is so-so simply! thanks for sharing m8!
Awesome.
thank you very much
can i add soap + food coloring?
coool thanks

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