Sun Jar





Introduction: Sun Jar

I saw the Sun Jar by Tobias Wong at Suck UK Design and thought it would be a perfect instructable project. Unfortunatly I'm no EE and need help with a wiring diagram and parts list. Hopefully we can come up with a design that is easily scalable so people can make different sized Sun Jars or vary it's brightness and battery life. So I guess this is a Instructable request stub hoping one of the gurus out there can fill in the details.



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    Although I like the idea of making projects yourself, Tobias is an Artist and Product Designer whose work is how he makes a living. I don't want to harp on the whole 'intellectual property rights' thing, but I think it needs to be said.

    Give me a break. The kind of person who would take the time to build something like this is not the same kind of person who would ever have bought the item already made. Tobias' kids aren't going hungry because I posted this here. Besides, the item is out of stock anyway at their store. I was nice enough to give Tobias full credit for the idea. That's more then can be said for a lot of projects on this site.

    Got any ideas on how to contact this Tobias feller so I can ask him if I can put an LED or two in a peanut butter jar?

    Touché. I do applaud you for acklowledging the idea's source. I just think that there is a growing attitude of disrespect for those amongst us who come up with these great ideas. Some products take years to develop, then as soon as they're noticed by the mainstream, they're ripped off. I even heard of people showing product prototypes at tradeshows, and then having copies in production before the real thing. I know a few people building frosted jar lamps isn't going to hurt Tobias, but if this problem gets any worse, it's going to cause new product designers to reconsider putting so much effort into developing new stuff.

    reply ing to an ancient comment, thread necromancy!

    ideas are worth nothing in utero -- the only monetary reward you are guaranteed is that which you get from the market. this sounds cold, and it is, but there is no natural right to profit from ideas.
    if you want to protect your idea, copyright it. copyright was a good idea, to give you a few years to make a profit from physical manufacture before other people would be allowed to compete with you in that arena. it's a limiting of the free market principle in return for a creative impetus which society as a whole is perceived to benefit from.
    i doubt, however, that tobias' idea can be copyrighted. it is simply not that unique. and without the restriction of copyright we are free to be inspired and make our own, or make modifications thereof. it is not immoral for us to do so, nor do we have a moral obligation to purchase his version.

    @wutwutwu: One word: Word!!

    Personally I believe copyright is becoming a relic of the past....just think the whole idea of owning ideas is, well... not well suited for a future where we need to exchange ideas in order to inspire global development and a brighter future.

    I do understand the need to ensure the original developer gets recognized and is able to get a decent return of investment for his work. 

    Greed and fighting to maintain "ownership" of ideas is simply not the way forward as I see it... instead we ought to compete about developing the best version of the idea and come up with brilliant variations...

    Thanks for the instructable.

    great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thats rely

    Or, use a plastic peanut butter jar with the inside sanded with fine sand paper.
    The light can then be mounted through the lid complete with plastic lenz the light comes with.

    A small piece of thin diffuser plastic cut to fit the inside of the jar can be found in craft stores for cheap.