This instructable is a response to/improvement/change of: http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Illuminated-Signage-for-Todays-Responsibl/
and is made for:
The Make Class
Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam
Hopefully this instructable wil be clear. Make sure you check the yellow, higlighted areas I put on the images. They also give important and detailed information.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
# Wooden jar (3 euro)
# Black tape (3 euro)
# Reflecting silver paper (2 euro)
# Regular glue (1 euro)
# Transparent, coloured plastic (2 euro)
# Diffuse paper (2 euro)
# Second glue (2 euro)
# 3V Lithium Batteries (15 eurocent a piece, I used 8 pieces)
# Diffuse LED's (15 eurocent a piece, I used 4 pieces)
# Hooks (1 euro)
# Total costs: 18 euro
All the materials above I myself bought brand new. After finishing this instructable I had left lots of materials. I used only half of the pieces of the silver paper, the coloured plastic, the diffuse paper and the black tape. Most people have regular glue and second glue lying around the house, so in that case it unnecessary to buy this items.
# Utility knife
Step 2: Building it: Step 1.
# Wooden jar
I bought a small, very lightweighted, wooden jar. Usually this jar is used to keep cookies or candy in. First take of the lit and throw it away. Than you need to get the bottom out. In my case this was very easy. I could just put it out with a scissor. The only thing that's left is the side when you take away the bottom and the lit is the side. So you can see right through it now.
Step 3: Building it: Step 2.
# Wooden jar
# Black tape
Take the side that's left of the jar and tape it in with the black ductape. This doesn't only makes the sign look prettier, but it also has a purpose. The black frame now blends in better at night. So the full attention of the people that are passing by goes to the area that is lit.