Step 1: Identity of the Flying Objects
Step 2: A Cheaper Approach to "Magic Locket"
Step 3: Assembling the Light
The resulting package is very simple and cost me less than $0.50 per count. It is also very lightweight and can be sent to flight with a very small helium balloon.
Step 4: Make the Balloon Glow in the Dark
Step 5: It Looks Awesome Even When Not Flying Yet
Actually even not ascending it looks cool. Just try to shake the balloon with the LED inside and it will look like a plasma ball. Check out the video in step 1.
Is it a UFO? Nope, it’s IGO: identified glowing object :)
Step 6: Not Just Balloons
But why stick to balloons and UFOs? Let take this latex glove and make a ghost. It just worth mentioning that the glove latex leaks helium much quicker than a latex-grade balloon. So we need to overinflate it and add some weights. As the buoyancy of the glove will become lower we will keep removing the weights and keep it afly.
Step 7: A Safer Alternative to a Beautiful Tradition
Needless to say having live fire randomly traveling in the sky and lending at unpredictable locations makes unhappy a lot of people. It’s not just firemen, but also farmers, park rangers, home owners and lots of other people who do want their property to be destroyed in the name of beautiful tradition.
So I thought how modern technology could help to reduce the danger and nature impact of sky lanterns. This balloon seems a great alternative. It’s not just less harmful, but also more colorful.
It is fun launching these LED Sky Lanterns. For a few moments you can manage to put the brightest star in the sky :)
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