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