Thinking it was really cool, and knowing my four year old son loves monsters and old school looking things. Of course I took some liberties with the design, and the layout (which is what this instruct able is about) but all of the basics are the same as snow1434's project. I forgot to take pictures of every stage, but I do have videos of most of them, so be sure to watch the videos too. This is my first time with a lot of these items, acrylic and soldering especially.
Well here goes...
Step 1: The design
Step 2: The Schematic
Step 3: The Parts List
2 Incandescent Light bulbs
1 Medium bottle of hand sanitizer (clear)
1 bottle of Hair gel (clear)
2 PVC pipe fittings
1 Electrical Junction Box
1 6V, 2A wall wart
1 sheet of Acrylic
2 Super Bright LEDs
Hot glue gun with glue
Soldering Iron with solder
The only parts that I had to buy were the pipe fittings, junction box, and acrylic. The size of the box and acrylic determined my price for this, so all in all I spent about $17 bucks. I had gotten all of the parts that I already had from Virtuabotix.com, minus the glue and and hot glue gun. Everything else came from my local Home Depot.
Step 4: Light Bulbs
I used the same method of the cleaning out the bulbs as snow1434. Using needle nose pliers to pull off the terminal off the bottom of the bulb, then I used a screw driver to pry out the insulation (black part) and the internal bits of the bulb. Then filled it about half way with water and swirl and shake it around to get all of the talcum powder out. Once they are clear, you are good to go.
I originally used hand sanitizer in both bulbs. During the final assembly though I broke one bulb. I was out of hand sanitizer so I filled it with clear hair gel. This is why in some pictures the color is different in the bulbs and later they are the same, but consistency is different.
Install LEDs in Lightbulbs:
I took a small piece of cardboard from some packaging, and cut it into a small square. Then I poked a couple of holes in it. I slid the LED terminals through the holes and pushed the cardboard into the lightbulb. I used this as a place holder for the LEDs, and to give me a somewhat solid piece to hot glue to the bottom. This square held the hot glue in the bottom of the bulb so that it could dry without mixing with the contents of the lightbulb.
Step 5: LEDs
I solder the negative terminals together, and the positive terminals together.
The picture is a bit deceiving. That was my first attempt, then I realized that I had to unsolder that so that I could slide the bulb mounts onto the base. I don't have a picture of that, but the end result was the same, just the PVC mounts were on the bulbs.