This version lights up with a high-power RGB LED programmed to cycle through colors. Originally I was going to have it fade between colors, but I like this better.
Credit for the idea does not go to me. I first saw this on tumblr, I don't know where it originated, but it is awesome. Just google "spoon lamp" and you will find much more intricately crafted versions of this.
Step 1: Materials and Costs
- About 100 ~ 150 plastic spoons. (more or less depending on what size shape you are making)
- Choose a bottle closest to what shape you want
- I wanted to use a large Martinelli's apple juice bottle but couldn't find one.
- Hot glue + hot glue gun
- Scissors (or knife) to cut the heads off the spoons.
- Ribbon cable or wire of some kind
Arduino (if you have the money)
Microcontroller (if you have the know-how)
Switch (if you just want it to be an on-off light)
Light bulb (really low power so as not to melt the glue)
Small fluorescent bulb
RGB LED (+ 3 100 ohm resistors)
Super bright LED of any color (+1 resistor)
about $1 for the bottle
about $3 for the bulb or LED
controller cost varies (arduino being the most expensive, and a switch or microcontroller costing less than a dollar)