I am in the process of designing all the lamps and lights in my house. For my living room I wanted to create a nice mood light. Its a little bit inspired by the commercial available mood lamps with my own personal touches. The final result is a bowl that can stand upright or its a side on the floor or on a table.
This mood bowl is great in the living room and creates a nice ambiance. You can choose your own color / mood for a movie, a dinner or a party with friends.
The LED controller I used has sixteen different colors and four different modes (flash, strobe, fade and smooth). You can adjust the brightness as you like.
With the right materials and tools on hand this mood bowl is relatively cheap (30$) and easy to make.
Step 1: Materials and tools
- LED controller
- Approximately 1,5 m RGB LED strip
- Window foil
- Clear acrylic sheet
- 2 screws
- 12v power supply 1.5 amp
- Wooden board (MDF) 18 mm thick
- Steel sheet
- 4 5 mm by 5 mm magnets
- 4 hex nuts
- Wood glue
- Super glue
- Jig saw
- Wood file
- Sand paper
- Wood clamps
- Drill bit 6 mm, 10 mm
- Hole saw 90 mm
- Solder iron
- a pair of compasses
- paint brush
Step 2: Sawing and gluing
Saw four circles 20 cm in diameter
Saw one circle 19 cm in diameter
Saw one circle 18 cm in diameter
Saw one circle 15 cm in diameter
Saw one circle 11,5 cm in diameter
Take two 20 cm circles, draw 18 cm circles on them and saw these out.
Drill a 90 mm hole in two 20 cm circles and in the 19 cm circle.
Drill a 6 mm hole in the three leftover circles.
Glue all the circles together from big to small.
All circles were drawn with a pair of compasses.