Who ya gonna call when you are thirsty? Call the garcon over with the handy ectoplasmic drink pitcher. If you are rude, you will get slimed in your beverage.
Make this blinking containment vessel that can contain a pulsing energy drink. Refreshing and so delightful to watch at a boring party.
This project is to demonstrate the use of Sugru as a modelling material. Sugru is a putty like substance that cures to a flexible silicone mass while adhering to the base material.
Step 1: Stuff you'll need
Sugru - I used two 5g packs from the Smart Hacks Sample Pack
I had received them from Instructables to try out. You can order it online from the Sugru site.
Drink Pitcher - I used a plastic one, although Sugru might adhere better to glass. Sugru sticks to certain plastics but not the slick plastic my pitcher was made of. I have not done long term testing of how well it will stand up to the thermal shock from iced drinks and long term exposure to liquids.
For the artsy diffused light up effect, a frosted container works best or have the liquid inside have some transluscent property. Add some real fruit juice to cloud up the drink.
Bicycle Flasher Unit - my favorite thing to use. It is a self contained battery operated LED light flasher with multiple operating flash patterns. And I can get them at the dollar store.
I drilled a few holes in the bezel because I wanted the white LEDs to shine through to light up the pitcher.
Some aquarium tubing - I went with the more expensive silicone tubing because it was a cool frosty green color and was more flexible.
Some aquarium tubing plug fittings - embedding these would make great anchor points to attach the ends of the tubing.
A few nylon tie-wraps to secure parts
Tire pressure gauge - cool industrial add on goodness. Use brass for steampunking.
A spare Serial port connector with attached ribbon cable.
Some cool looking industrial warning labels to apply for decoration. You can find a lot of images relating to the props used in the movie "Ghostbusters".
Some aluminum repair tape for details.