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We had to improvise a sery of lamps for the annual design school exhibition of 2010. We came up with an idea of a very big dôme shiny blue inside and mate black outside. But how to produce over 20 giant lamps in only 2 weeks? Here is the solution we found :

Step 1: Trash can

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First, we found a big trash can. A kind of big cardboard sonotube. This seemed perfect to create a vacuum chamber.
Paige Russell11 months ago

These are great!

knoakes1 year ago

very nice! Good job!

zappenfusen3 years ago
Do you have any idea what the Melting point is? I've been searching for this method for awhile.

Samuel Bernier (author)  zappenfusen3 years ago
Sincerely, the figure out the melting point with my eyes. When the sheets gets about 3 cm under the frame, it is time to start the vacuum. PET is easy to work this way. Unlike other plastics.