Homemade LED Vortex Light that looks super-cool on your desktop, living room or as a night light. Took around half a day to make using stuff laying around the house.

Illuminated from the sides with red LEDs in the fins in order to yield the most dramatic fiery effect.

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How about making it an actual instructable??
 i totally agree
i agree
looks like a magnetic stirrer (can see something in the bottom of the glass) with red LED's in the side strips. i like it.
You're right, it is a magnetic stirrer with LED's in the "fins".
Bypassing the fact that this IS a slideshow, I think that one could make it (perhaps) better by dissolving green (or whatever u like) fluorescent marker ink in the water and lighting it up with UV leds instead of the red ones.....
ummm, very cool idea, but as 'craz meanman said...... "it's a slide show." It would be cooler if it was a lil' more low-tech (just a simple pic or two) but with some real info on this page, not just a link. like I said though, i like the idea.
very cool stuff!
Very cool. I really like how the stirrer is spinning with magnetism -very clever.
i agree with the previous two. That is a very neat looking lamp, but a full tutorial on this site would be great. I will attempt to make something similar and then link it back to here.
Cool! Agreeing with ironsmiter, putting how to actually do it HERE on INSTRUCTABLES would be better. Just be sure to add credit though.
I think we'd prefer to avoid being a links site. Please re-create your "The rest of the build here" on THIS site. It's a real nice idea, and well executed, but as presented on this page, it is NOT an instructable.

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