Anyway, I actually got this idea thinking about a clock that had light coming out of its numbers.
I first made one a few weeks ago but it didn't really work, so I gave up. Then I was thinking about something to do with all the dowels I have, and after "playing" with them for a while I thought about trying again making some changes...and this is the result!
The dowels I used are the same ones that I used for the Spiral Lamp - 7cm (2.75 inches) long with a diameter of 5mm (0.19 inches).
If you don't have these, you can use different ones, paper straws or anything else you can think of. But make sure to adjust the measures in case your materials are different.
Especially for this lamp, I always recommend using LED light bulbs or at least low-energy light bulbs, especially the cold light ones.
Step 1: What you need
- 29 wood dowels
- plastic bag
- super glue
- hot glue
- glue stick or white glue
- black acrylic paint
- light bulb and holder
- clock mechanism
Take 2 dowels and glue their tips together with hot glue to create a longer dowel.
Keep doing this with others until you have 12 long dowels.
Now create 2 squares using a long dowel for each side. The squares are created using the same technique I used on Step 2 here.
Glue the last 4 long dowels perpendicular to the corners of the first square, as you can see in pictures, then glue the second square at the top of the structure to create a cube.