Ok so my nephew wants to be a Jawa this year for Halloween. Grandma is the seamstress, we got her an expensive Bernini sewing machine so she went crazy with the Jawa robe. I took on the task of making the Jawa eyes. I mean c'mon I've got all the materials to make them already, plus it involves LED's, and I have TONS of those that I bought off of eBay, just for this sort of project!
Unfortunately I never liked yellow or amber LED's so I didn't have any of those, they probably would have worked a little bit better. But I do have tons of ultra-bright white LED's in various sizes. So all I'd have to do is make some sort of yellow colored diffuser and I'd be set.
Plus I discovered a brand new composite material using tyvek and Gorilla Glue. It's probably the best idea that I've had yet, and it can be used for a HUGE variety of projects.
With all the glue drying involved it's a several day project. If you do make these please post pictures in the comments for this instructable!
I'm hoping to have pictures of the eyes at night with the whole costume after Halloween.
There they are!
Step 1: Materials List
1 Toilet Paper tube.
1 bottle of Gorilla Glue (or Sumo Glue), I used both
1 small tube of Silicone sealant
some bamboo skewers
bar clamps and spring clamps
1 or 2 Tyvek mailing envelope(s)
8 feet of two conductor wire
2 5mm bright white LED's
3 inches of aluminum foil from the roll
solder with flux
heat shrink tubing
4 or more razor blades, I used the double sided kind
1 black marker or matte black paint
1 piece of corrugated cardboard about 6 inches square
1 needle and black heavy duty thread
some newspaper for a work surface
some elastic banding from the fabric store