The Unicorn Emoji Rainbow Lamp is a backlit unicorn wall-hanging that glows bright with rainbow magic. Of course by "rainbow magic" I am actually reffering to a controllable double-wide, super-bright, rainbow LED strip.

This lamp was made in commemoration of the creation of the unicorn emoji, the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, and -- of course -- unicorns (never forget). Bring a little piece of love, understanding, and interwebz into your home and hang it on the wall like a seapunk homage to vaporwave.

By creating this lamp I have also illuminated the growing confusion between real life and animated gifs -- dissolving reality into a repetitive flashing amalgam of baseless signifiers and over-bearing aesthetics. In this regard it was also partially inspired by the 'poo paintings' of the indomitable artist Katsu.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

(x1) Double-row RGB LED strip w/controller and power supply
(x1) 30" x 30" x 1/8" aluminum sheet ***
(x1) 30" x 30" x 3/4" plywood
(x9) 6-32 tee nuts
(x9) 6-32 x 3/4" flat head bolts
(x1) Galvinized steel hanger wire
(x1) Large adhesive vinyl unicorn sticker
(x1) 12' silver fabric cord
(x1) M-type plug
(x1) M-type jack
(x1) 3M Fastbond 30-NF contact cement
(x1) Hot glue gun
(x1) Spray bottle with soapy water

*** You can feasibly substitue 1/8" black acrylic or 1/4" plywood if it is easier for you to work with.

<p>thank you</p>
<p>Amazing job, it looks great</p>
<p>Very cool lamp and thank you for the idea. I will make using jig saw since I don't have the CNC.</p><p>Thanks,</p>
<p> unicorns are real now thanks randofo you do some pretty magical stuff &lt;3</p>
<p>I LOVE this!! I love unicorns! I ride mine often. :-)</p>
<p>My granddaughter would just love you!! Well done!!</p>
<p>100% magic!!!</p>
<p>Agreed jessyratfink. The best.</p>

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