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Thanks to my job as a magician, I have been able to acquire skills to materialize in our reality, effects that at first might seem completely impossible to achieve (except of course in special effects movies) like transforming a human being in a snow storm... Always surpassing limits is by far my favorite challenge.

Unfortunately I will neither be telling you on this tutorial how to cut your wife into four pieces (she will thank me) nor how to make your car levitate in the air (though it might be very useful when changing the tires)... Professional secrecy.

My main source of inspiration resides in movies, video games and science fiction. Well, what is the common point between TRON, Zelda, Final Fantasy, etc???

Answer: The luminescent shapes which represent electronic circuits or magic spells. I have always been marveled by these visual effects and I do think I am not the only one.

I have recreated this effect on a cube in order to explain the main mechanism.The goal here is to achieve reproducing this effect in any other object of everyday's life; like a coffee table, a Plexiglas chair, PC modding etc. I have a list of objects I am already working on .

This is my first online contribution to the world of design and I hope the beginning of many others.

(By the way I seize this opportunity to say that I am also looking for firms which could be interested in producing and launching my creations like the following lamp. Thank you very much.)

Step 1: Ideas & Materials

My lines of reflections

I wanted to create an object which would blend with an apartment's interior along with the furnitures during the day and reveal it's mysterious aspect in the dark.

I have avoided using big and complexe tools so that it could be possible for anybody to make this lamp.

I have started to create my luminous patterns with Adobe Illustrator , after several 3D light simulations with Carrara, I have determined, according to me, the best harmony between light and darkness. My conclusion :

The lamp must not be overcharged with too many luminous lines because the visual effect will get degraded, on the contrairy if there are not enough lines, we simply lose the primary utility of the lamp ; to enlighten.

I have choosen to use Opaline Plexiglas ( also called Frosted Plexiglas ) for it's classy aspect and also because of it's light diffusion properties.

In order to liven the lamp up, I have used a color changing led light bulb.

The trick I found for having the maximum light through the lines of the pattern while having areas remaining completely dark was to use a mirrored paper to cut the pattern.

You will find the list of the materials needed, and all the instructions about how to make this lamp, in the following video.

<p>Made it as a birthday present for my sister.</p><p>Took me 8 hours per side to cut out the flowers, but it was worth every second.</p><p>I put in an RGB LED lamp, so it would change cholors every couple of seconds.</p><p>Seriously, a splendid idea and tutorial.</p><p>I really hope you'll be able to commercialize your products as they're awesome!</p>
<p><strong>OMG O_O !</strong> absolutely fabulous, awesome ! I'm jealous ^^</p><p>Congratulations CabbitCastle and thank you for sharing the result of your unbelievable piece of Art ;)</p>
<p>Thank you!<br>By the way, as I didn't mention it previously, your rendered designs are awesome as well. There are just so many possibilities with this idea!<br>Truly, I tip my hat at you!</p>
great instructable!<br><br>Instructable fantastique!
<p>This is cool you should put this on Kickstarter</p>
Holy mother of french toast this is EXACTLY what I need!
Dude thanks to this instructable i gave my gf her &quot;best gift ever&quot; I want to thank you so much. I hope you get the firms you're looking for. Grettings from Mexico.
Looks like someone was inspired by this and made a retro-game cube (<a href="http://bit.ly/TFZ3uU" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/TFZ3uU</a>).... Wonder if he's going to do other styles or even the shelfs, too.
Can you make a godess cube madylight?
Where did you purchese the mirror paper?
How did you make the yellow boxes move? Th eones where you take the pointer and you get some writing...how did you make them like come out?!<br><br>This is great!
im not sure, but im guessing the image is an animation, and he just posted the instructable box right in hte middle of the animated box.
That looks amazing. i can't wait to make my own
Awesome idea! I haven't done anything like that before, but now I definitely want to do! Beautiful! And fun video :)
Very entertaining, thank you. now I think its time for sleep...
This looks like one of those Jedi Holocrons from the Star Wars comics.<br>I'm gonna start building right away, love your design
U actually made all those prestige stuff!U r amazing man!Well done!!!
Wow !!<br>Good job this is awesome
muy bueno dise&ntilde;o gracias
Well done!
now all i need is a bunch of circuit wallpaper and my room will be complete
this is awesome. love the bed too
I love tron!!! Can't wait till Tron legacy comes out!! :)
I want to see an i'ble on that sweet shelf setup! How did you get the background glow so perfect?
Incredible! Can anyone say "Full Metal Alchemist?"
exactly what i was thinking!!
this would be an awesome thing to set up with a magnet switch. *clap and slap wall* runes everywhere!<br/>
The clapper and a 2 second time delay would work pretty good.
and, the lights turned on flying outward from ware you hit.
I just might try that in my basement...*runs 20 miles home and gets to work*
full metal alchemist.......was it supposed to do anything? (just kidding) yes that'd be a sweet design.
What is &quot;Mady&quot;? What does it mean?
His name is Greg Madison. The Mady comes from MADison.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too... wow.
Where can i find this plexiglass
Home depot should have it
very well done i'ble my friend. I have to say that while the concepts aren't too difficult your presentation and delivery were very entertaining and top notch. I would totally watch your show on the DIY network if you had one.
tell me when you do an instructable for the table
Great lamp! Whit what prog. did you make the presentation? Alex
super t'as lampe et tres bon montage pour tes explications de fabrication. great job. 5*
I just posted to your home page. Tried to Copy &amp; Paste it here but the Paste wouldn't work. :-( ~ ED
Fun video, I like.
I plan on starting one of these this weekend. Does anyone know a source in the US for those kind of color change LED bulbs? I do not want one that's remote controlled.
You mean, like this? http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/831e/

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Bio: I am a french illusionist magician, this passion choosed me when I was six ( yep ! I'm 30 and already 24 years of magic behind ... More »
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