I had this idea floating around my head for some time now, at least a year if not longer.  But I was always too busy with other projects to make it. One evening few weeks ago as I was out on then balcony enjoying the warm summer breeze and thought how nice it would be to finally make myself a wind chime with lights.  It is a really simple idea,  just combine a solar light with a wind chime and watch the lights dance in the breeze in time with the chimes.

I've included a video, but unfortunately my camera doesn't pick up the light well :(

Step 1: What You Will Need

  • Small solar garden light ( I picked one up at a dollar store.)
  • Wind chimes or parts of a wind chime, namely the metal rods (you can get these cheat at a dollar store)
  • Extra LEDs I used two, a blue and a green one
  • Glass beads, a piece of beach glass and wire
  • String and a hanger
  • Plastic lid
  • Dremel
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Large sewing needle
  • Wire and soldering iron (or if you are like me and hate soldering -conductive thread)
Good idea, I add a suggest: <br> <br>If you &quot;tune&quot; the lengths of the tubes, in order to obtain a [major, preferable] chord, the improvement is AWESOME. <br> <br>A major chord is in example C-E-G. A minor works, too, (C,Eb,G) but I prefer major. It sounds more cheerful.
<p>Tune the chimes After the holes are made, as the holes do affect the sound.</p>
<p>Good point, r6geo.</p>
Thank you, that is good advice. I guess that is why some wind chimes sound melodious and others just sound like noise.
Yes, I repeat: the effect is awesome.
very nice :)
Thanks! <br>
Fine work! I'll be making one of these!
Nice instructable. <br>
were do you fin led, lights &amp; what is condutivr thread ive never heardof it thanks, good work
You can use wire instead of conductive thread if you don't mind soldering. Conductive is a sew-able conductive material. Here is a link for the thread:<a href="http://soft-circuit.com/" rel="nofollow">http://soft-circuit.com/</a>.<br> <br> You can get LED lights on ebay:<a href="http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=led+5mm&_frs=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m359" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=led+5mm&amp;_frs=1&amp;_trksid=p3286.c0.m359</a><br> <br> or someplace like this: <a href="http://www.ledshoppe.com/led5mm.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.ledshoppe.com/led5mm.htm</a><br> <br> <br>
thanks ill have to try that <br>
I love wind chimes! Especially this one! Thanks for sharing! <br>Sunshiine
That is awesome! More wind chimes should light up!
Stunning idea, transcendental!
That is amazing! And beautiful! <br>

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