This Jellyfish Lamp, which now proudly sits on my desk and keeps me company, was my first attempt at working with LEDs. So if I can do it, so can you!
Basically, it is a purple light made of translucent materials that "glow" as the light shines through them. Although it took about four hours to build, the step that takes the longest is making a structure that looks like a jellyfish. Besides that, all you have to do is string up the lights and turn it on.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials Used
4 x 12 in LED Light Bar Extension Cables
2 ft UL LED Strip
2 ft LED Lamp Wire
1 DC Wire Plug
2 x Female DC Wire Plug
1 Mini RGB LED Controller
1 12V Adapter
1 RGB Strip Light to Bar Connector
1 x plastic strip light spool
1 x plastic to-go container lid
1 x Ziplock Bag
2 x long Ziplock shipping bags
10 sheets of packing bubbles (multiple colors optional)
1 x Hot glue gun
3 x Hot glue sticks
Start by cutting off one side of the spool support (the four arms coming off the center with a ring). This will leave you with a central piece and the other four arms and a ring. Be careful when cutting so you do not split the rest of the piece as the plastic is very brittle. You might have to file the edges of the ring down to dull down any sharp edges left from the cutting.