Hi im with my next project diy projector lamp

This is a cool and simple diy project try it ,Enjoy

Step 1: Materials Needed

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  • Ball (it can be a plastic,wooden which can drill easily)
  • Support stand
  • Base for support
  • Bulb (any type /any watts )
  • Support part for ball
  • Bulb holder
  • Drill
  • Wires/plugs
  • Brush/paint (optional)

Step 2: Lamp Designing

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Take out the plain ball and draw your own designs (like flowers, logos,captions,names...) on it, then drill holes threw the design and paint it if you want.

Step 3: Painting and Assembling

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Find appropriate parts for the support/stand and assemble them ,then paint it if you want so

Step 4: Finished Pics and Video

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Got awesome result ,by the way i had expected projected dots but its bit different from it any way it looks cool

Try with different bulbs for more effects




alperkabakci (author)2015-11-14

Hi i'm from Turkey and here in aegean region people make that with gourd and holes filled with semitransparented colorful beads. So nice job, you can try with beads too :)

tominjose (author)alperkabakci2015-11-17

Thanks , ill try!

LiveCrafts (author)2015-08-28

Does the ball need to be hollow? I assume so, but just wondering? (:,'

tominjose (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-30

Yeah ball need to be hollow.

LiveCrafts (author)tominjose2015-08-31

Thanks, I figured so..:) Great ible, I'm going to try and makethis.

tominjose (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-31

Cool, All the best!

Lady Microfleegie II (author)2014-08-10

Absolutely amazing! thanks for the how to!! <3

Thank you lady:)

janoskyfamily (author)2014-08-10

I love the effect of the original bulb. created a 3d effect. unless the programmable does better I would stick with it.

jinnyccc (author)2014-08-07

I wanna make this, can i have your mail id?

ajishyama (author)2014-08-06

Dude this is cool

tominjose (author)ajishyama2014-08-06

Thank you!

merinurumese (author)2014-08-04

This look beautiful!!!

tominjose (author)merinurumese2014-08-04


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-07-30

This is so cool. It reminds me of morracan style lamps. Nice job done here. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Thank you:)

gravityisweak (author)2014-07-30

Wow! I'm blown away by the effect! That is incredible! How did you get the drilled holes so perfect?

tominjose (author)gravityisweak2014-07-30

Thanks, it took me about 2 days to drill all holes .First i marked all spots to be drilled using a marker then i drilled holes on those marked parts and some polishing its Done!!

Try to use high rpm drill

daveda (author)2014-07-29

The reason you did not get dots is that you are getting a projection of your light source. You are showing a clear bulb as your light source so you are seeing the filament being projected through each of the holes. The closer you get to a point light source the closer you will get to a dot. Also the farther the light source is from the hole the smaller the projected image will be. If you use more than one light source and at different distances from the holes, as a bunch of Christmas lights, you will have different size projections for each light source. I would try using LED lights and tie them into a tight bundle, trying to make as much of a ball shape as possible, in the center of the ball.

tominjose (author)daveda2014-07-30

ohhh now i realize ,thanks for your explanation.

As you said i tried 3 ,1watt leds and it works
and now im gonna buy 10w rgb led

these are the results


tominjose (author)2014-07-30


boatingman (author)2014-07-29

If you were to put Christmas lights in there (especially the programable flashing type), I'd bet the colors and effects would be amazing.

tominjose (author)boatingman2014-07-29

wow that would be great ,any way i tried special bulbs and ill try programmable one ,

Thanks for your suggestion

crank_girl (author)2014-07-29

Pretty cool ?

tominjose (author)crank_girl2014-07-29


Beautiful! I love the pattern it makes!

Yeah its beautiful!

boatingman (author)2014-07-29

Oops. Somehow I lost one of the *m's in programmable.

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