Introduction: HDPE Tetrahedron Lamp

Make a shape changing lamp with HDPE milk or juice bottles, christmas rice lights, and small magnets.

Step 1: Sketch

Draw some sketches.

Step 2: Get HDPE Bottles

Get at least 10 HDPE milk or juice bottles

Step 3: Wash the Bottles

Wash each bottle after use to avoid any residue.

Step 4: Cut Tetrahedrons

Cut 2 tetrahedrons from each bottle as shown in the picture

Step 5: Assemble a Tetrahedron Module

Use an x-acto knife to cut a rectangular hole in the center of each side.

Cut a triangle that fits as the base of the tetrahedron cut a flange in the center of each side of the triangle. Punch a hole in the center of the triangle to fit the rice lights.Using a drill bit is recommended.

Step 6: Assemble Tetrahedron Module

Assemble tetrahedron modules inserting the flanges of the triangle inside the rectangular holes.

Step 7: Add Magnets

Use epoxy adhesive to fix the small metallic magnets to the corners of the triangles.

Step 8: Put the Lights Inside the Module

Fit the rice lights into the center hole.

Step 9: Let the Magnets Organize the Modules Into a Form

Let the magnets organize the modules into a spontaneus form

Step 10: Turn on the Lights

Turn on the rice lights and enjoy your lamp


ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2015-02-25

Very nice. Have you entered this in the Geurilla Design contest?

live4ktm (author)2015-02-22

I love this ! So simple yet very elegant and fluid. Great work.

ideamateria (author)live4ktm2015-02-23

Thanx for your comment!!!

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