Instructables: exploring - workshop - light - cheap Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:54:11 PST BLOX v1.01 Modern LED cardboard ceiling light
Modern LED cardboard ceiling light - More DIY How To Projects]]> phevtron This is project that came to me a while ago, when i moved to my current house. I am a college student , so when i went to the store for a lightbulb and a light shade, upon seeing the price i thought " Hey, with the things i have laying around i could make a ceiling light for way less money". So i w...
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Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:28:30 PDT
Cardboard Kayak (part 1)
Cardboard Kayak (part 1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dswaim This was a project undertaken due to extra material and time on a laser cutter, and turned out to be the second of three projects I was able to cut and build from an overstock supply of hexcacomb cardboard. My primary project was the Geoshift chair that you can find here, and seen in the background ...
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:41 PDT
cheap and easy high quality photo and video light DIY
cheap and easy high quality photo and video light DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> jorge talamantes i wanted to make a cheap light to record videos inside my house, firstly i wanted to buy some video lighting equipment but it was so expensive that i decided to investigate about what 2700k, 5600k and 6500k means, and found a very trusted light called kino flo Diva-Lite 415 but it cost $1,099.69 USD...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 02:46:49 PDT
DIY Offroad Lighting
DIY Offroad Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> 1775 Hello everyone. First of all, thanks for checking out my Instructable! I have been a long time lurker and have never contributed to the community. This is my first submission; that being said, I hope it inspires you to create something of your own.For this Instructable, my roommate and I were intere...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:32:11 PDT
Work Light / Flood Light meets Camera Tripod
Work Light / Flood Light meets Camera Tripod - More DIY How To Projects]]> confu This mod comes in pretty handy and on the cheap if you own both a work light and a camera tripod. If you are an amateur photographer like me, you will probably own some kind of tripod for your camera, but you probably won´t have it attached to the camera all the time, like a pro wildlife or sports p...
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 14:33:12 PDT
Plastic Lid and Straw Fractal Lamp
Plastic Lid and Straw Fractal Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Soren Ferguson Using common materials like straws and plastic lids I've developed a modular system for lamps in any range of size and shape. The basis of the lamp is a simple cut plastic lid with straw supports. A column is built to house christmas lights and from there the design is up to the builder. I've suppli...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:59:39 PST
Glowing Copper Wire Lamp
Glowing Copper Wire Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> oliveira.igorm This instructable is an updated version of a project that I've done this year. The first lamp had some problems: the wire used to make the ball was easily unwrapping, it didn't have a base and the power cord wasn't suitable for it. PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING ON THIS INTRUCTABLE FOR THE "MAKE IT GLOW" CO...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:46:22 PST
Concrete lamp DIY
Concrete lamp DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> ibenkos This is a guide to make a easy and cheap concrete lamp. Parts & tools Here are the parts and tools you need to build this. You will also need something to hold the lamp socket in place while the concrete is drying, like for example BBQ sticks or thread.Parts Concrete.Water.Lamp socket.ON/OFF swit...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:57:24 PDT
Floppy Disk Lamp
Floppy Disk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan A few days ago while emptying some old drawers in search of a memory card I came across some old floppy disks. I didnt want to throw them away and wanted to do something interesting with them. I eventually decided on building a lamp with them. Here's how I did it. You can see a video I made of it he...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:25:59 PDT
Cheap Drill Conversion
Cheap Drill Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 This is a super easy way to make your cheap drill run as either a corded or cordless drill, that way you dont have to throw away the battery. It took me about 15 minutes to do it and it can be done with just about any drill. What you will need. Any drill that is battery operated expensive or chea...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
Cheap PVC Pipe desk lamp
Cheap PVC Pipe desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brandon2255p A simple, cheap and quick to make lamp you your desk Parts list Gather all the following parts: 20mm PVC conduit 2x 90 degree conduit elbows1x Tee PVC conduit connector 1x in line inspection box 1x Switch A light or light fitting (mine came all in one) 3x 4x50mm nuts and bolts (optionally use b...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:03:45 PST
DIY 3$ Dremel Light [UPDATED]
DIY 3$ Dremel Light [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> manuelmasc Hi everyone! In this ible I'll show you how to make a cheap, easy and quick light for your Dremel (original or not like mine) with just 8 white 10mm LEDs and 4 resistors.It took me just 1 hour of work and it cost me nothing! I used all things that I had around my workbench left there from old projec...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:35:14 PDT
Jeep tail light armor
Jeep tail light armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> bginoza Do you want to do something awesome to your jeep but you just don't have the money for a lift kit or a roof rack? You can awesomeify your jeep with some sweet caged in tail lights for a lot less and give your jeep more confidence in one fast tutorial. Lets do it.These particular tail light guards a...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:55:11 PDT
Black box lamp
Black box lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> stefano.guagliardo Simple, elegant, easy to build, and cheap lamp.2 Configurations: Cover up,Cover downWant to carry it safely or just hide the lamp? place the cover on the box and put the light inside the box.You just need: - Cardboard box - cardboard roll - Fluorescent light, light holder and switch - The metal part...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:42:27 PDT
Take 80's halogen in the next (led) century
Take 80's halogen in the next (led) century - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge In the 80's it was the fashionable ideal, spotlights everywhere that resemble an art gallery. It could not be bright enough! But times change and now most of us change to economical LED lights, and perhaps a bit more dimmed atmosphere. So I pulled down the 80's spotlights from the ceiling and rebui...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:18:23 PDT
Halloween Skull hanging lamp
Halloween Skull hanging lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tye Rannosaurus It's almost that time of the year, and in the spirit of truly terrifying (and affordably priced) props, here is my own DIY skull lamp. Use it to cast a little light onto those dark corners of your favorite haunted mansion! Get inspired by the totally awesome designer edition... So, have you seen...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:03:29 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine
Inexpensive Mini Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Knowing a teacher or two and with Momma Cat's bean counting problem, we thought we better come up with an extremely inexpensive turbine. This way the bean counter and teacher in all of us can be happy :-)Why build one of these mini turbines? Well they are inexpensive ;-) There is the wow factor. The...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 Hello today I'm going to show you how I made this awesome lamp shade for under ten dollars! Also if you could vote for me for the contests if you like the ible that would be awesome! :) so let's get to it, Materials So in order to make the lamp you need:-A paper lantern (I got mine on eBay, but y...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:07:29 PDT
"1000" Watt DIY Light for Indie Film and Photography
"1000" Watt DIY Light for Indie Film and Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> CurtosNoirDesign I am an indie film maker/photographer. If you want to see examples of the light in action for video, visit The Proper Gents. This is built out of oddball items that can be found around the house and at your local home improvement store. I encourage you to take a look around your house and see what y...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 19:11:42 PDT
Geometric Lamp
Geometric Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> orangesportsdude Bare with me guys this is my first Instructable! The geometric lamp is rather simple and elegant lamp that you can hang almost anywhere and make your space look nice! Supplies! For this project you will need: 24"x36" Foam Core board an X-Acto Knife Straight Edge to align your cuts Glue Gun and G...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 15:06:58 PDT
Modern Industrial Copper Room Lighting
Modern Industrial Copper Room Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> MadDocks My Step Daughter is starting a new restaurant and asked me to help out, as usual with projects like this there is little money for fancy extras but she does like to have special unique features that shows she puts in extra care. I was given the task of the Bathroom lighting initially there was just ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:15:00 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade!
Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Reclaimed Wood Lamp with Himmeli Shade!I pulled an old pallet apart...and there were big wood blocks between the layers.They were junk and were placed in the "burn later" pile.Last weekend we lit a smore's fire and I found one of the blocks in the burn pile...Instantly in my head, it became a rustic...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 17:01:55 PDT
Dinosaur Diorama Lamp
Dinosaur Diorama Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Lamps and light are a necessary part of every household, allowing us to keep playing, working, and living into the night. Since they can be found in almost every room of the house, I thought it would be fun if they could be themed. While recently at Ikea, I saw the Brån Lamp, a beautiful glass based...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:54:59 PDT
Pipe Light
Pipe Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> chriskauzmann This is a very simple project to make creative and unique lights out of standard available hardware. Step 1: Tools All you need is:1. Flat head screwdriver2. Box cutter (or other way to strip wire) Step 2: Supplies What you'll need: 1. 3/8" pipe threaded both ends 2. 3/8" T-joint 3....
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:12:41 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy!
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 For under ten dollars I made this very stylish but simple color changing light fixture. It was soooo easy to make and the result is a great eye catcher! Gather Materials Ok so to start this project off we need:-A white Chinese paper lantern (dollar store or I bought a 12" one off eBay for $1.25...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple)
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
Spray Paint Can Lamp
Spray Paint Can Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> delno This is a really quick and easy project to turn an old spray paint can into a lamp. I made this a few years ago, but took pictures of the finished product that should help you make your own. Tools: -Dremel with bits Materials: -Empty spray paint can (Older cans have more unique designs. Check in b...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:46:52 PST
Headlight Restoration
Headlight Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> ImmuneShark Headlight restoration kits cost a fortune! And most don't even work. That leaves many people stuck driving around with foggy headlights. Not only does this ruin the appearance of the vehicle, it also restricts light. There is a solution, Toothpaste! Everyone has it (I hope), and it can be bought che...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:56:11 PST
Waste oil heater Spark
Waste oil heater Spark - More DIY How To Projects]]> kppteam The waste oil heater is small prefabricated stove perfect for premises to 50 sq/m. The so called Spark model is inspired by russian designs. Tested with reduced air flow it burns 400 ml of oil for 40 min. The burning chamber can handle up to 3 litres with one loading - 5 hours non stop working. You ...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:15:34 PDT
Make Candles at Home without Wax from Common Household Materials - Easy, Quick, Minimalist
Make Candles at Home without Wax from Common Household Materials - Easy, Quick, Minimalist - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adeldor How to make candles at home from scratch with lard or vegetable shortening, glass jars and yarn - without wax! Making jar candles is easy. They're low cost, odorless, long burning and perfect for emergency or blackout. With patterned jars, they cast an attractive light. The use of vegetable shorteni...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:34:54 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project. You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT
Build an action figure lamp
Build an action figure lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch Hey you! Go take stuff from your house and glue it to other stuff and make neat things! It's easy and very nearly free and all your visiting relatives will say "oh, he/she is so creative" and then you can give it to them for their birthdays!!! I don't have process photos of this build but really, i...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 17:06:38 PDT
Cheap - low power Ambient Light
Cheap - low power Ambient Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> focamonca You will need a light bulb, I used an lkea led lamp [] 8,1 W and 400 lumen. After that you will need a traslucent oolor, I used a Pantone refill as you can see on the images. Start pouring the color on the top of the bulb mixing the base color to ge...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:10:21 PDT
Paper cup lamp
Paper cup lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> BuktopMKD Paper cup lamp step 1 What you'll need: - 1 E14 Lamp socket - 1.5 meter (5ft) - 1 Lamp switch - 1 Wall plug - 1 used empty paint thinner can - 1 empty paper cup - Hot glue gun - Drill - Isolate tape step 2 Drill the back bottom side of the can so you can put the power cable in it. step 3...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:34:10 PST
Automated light switch
Automated light switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jonnyboy-productions This low tech solution allows you to turn on or off your lights with just a pull of a string you could just put in another switch next to your bed but this is i think cooler And a conversation starter Materials String Knex piece Ducttape rubber band caribeaner clip wall hooks Automated lighswi...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:47:41 PDT
Make a Glass Bottle Lamp Using Fire
Make a Glass Bottle Lamp Using Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> blackbird90 Need more light? Have extra glass bottles laying around? Want to recycle? This Instructable will show you how to make your very own glass bottle lamp for around 5 dollars. What You Need Materials and Tools Recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)             Safety Glasses           ...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:44:05 PDT
Lovely hanging lanterns
Lovely hanging lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lissastrata The inspiration for this project comes from when the kids needed light up in their tree fort.  I thought about some hanging lanterns up in the tree, but it needed to be safe.  Flickering LED lights to the rescue!   This version of the lantern is more indoorsy.  The good news is that one forage thr...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:30:03 PDT
Bellflower nightlight
Bellflower nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> duyaroğlu Materials ---------Materials that you need------- Egg cartoon(2 different colours its up to you ) LED lights( you can find them as christmas lights) Scissors or cutter Glue Fanus Pebbles preperation First of all you should cut the egg cartoons piece by piece as you see in the picture cutti...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:08:44 PDT
Pipette Light
Pipette Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> bahriye yüksel The reason of doing this project is that was a school project of mine this term. i choose pipette for this light becouse, its transeculant easy to shape cheap lightweight and you can find almost any colour. First, the color of straw can be any color desired. I prefer the color was yellow. I cu...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:07:59 PDT
rose shapes..
rose shapes.. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ismailbezci
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Tue, 5 Apr 2011 03:55:03 PDT
Hedra Lightshader
Hedra Lightshader - More DIY How To Projects]]> autocat    Hedra Lightshader is originally designed with 3d studio max and opened with pepakura designer. You may ask why this lightshader's name is hedra instead of triangle or sphere. Its hedra becouse it was modeled using hedra primitive and the core part (without big triangles)is kinda hedra.    This wa...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:16:48 PDT
Ladle Lamp
Ladle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> nicolaudosbrinquedos This is a lamp for my kitchen done with a laddle $ 10 and a plate of plastic. Bill of Materials: . A metal ladle; . A plastic plate; . 60 cm of transparent cristal wire; . A mignon lamp; . A socket (for the lamp); . Ruller, Pencil, Calliper . A Dremel Drill the Ladle Get the ladle and find the m...
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 05:59:49 PDT
Cut your electrical use for lighting by over 80%
Cut your electrical use for lighting by over 80% - More DIY How To Projects]]> TCrinstam So many people are looking for ways to save energy, both in terms of money and environmental impact. Here is a quick and cheap way to cut the electricity you use for most of your household lights by over 80%   Identify locations Any light in your house that has base on the ceiling like the one ...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 20:09:19 PST
Cheap DIY 100" Projector Screen
Cheap DIY 100" Projector Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> blindside360 Cheap DIY Projector screen for under $30This is a 16:9 ratio projector screen 100" Perfict for a basement game room,home Theater,computer monitor,(ect). This Project will run you $30 - $40 depending if the blackout cloth is on sale.So here's the list of materalsLath wood $7.99 (10) sheetsblack Spray...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:15:40 PDT
The Castaway
The Castaway - More DIY How To Projects]]> TommyHans Hello fellow instructabees! This is an instructable on how to build a big, beautiful, hanging lamp just like this one I have hanging in my room. You may be saying to yourself, "But Tommy, why would I want one of these wonderful, room warming, hipster-huggin, mood makin, hanging gems of glorio...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:19:14 PDT
Inexpensive DIY light fixture
Inexpensive DIY light fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> timwasson I was building my home office in my basement when I encountered a problem. I wanted a lamp to light my desk, but I also wanted to keep it off my desk and mount it to the wall or ceiling. I wanted an industrial, utilitarian look, which was hard to come across while I was looking through the various h...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:37:04 PST
DIY Illuminated Design Desk
DIY Illuminated Design Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> skyburner I always thought that those designer desks with the glass tops and lights were pretty cool. I just moved into my new apartments, and knew such a desk was calling my name. And being a college student on a budget, the cost had to be low. It's VERY simple and VERY basic, but clean and cool. this is...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2008 04:55:23 PDT
How to make a Book Lamp
How to make a Book Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Goombex Hi,Here i will show step by step how to make a book lamp (it is very helpful when you are late at night and want to read a book), this Instructable is very easy, and also very cheap, it costs less than 4 Dollars, and it is very handy!You can find many of this Instructable accessories in your house!!...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2008 15:57:11 PDT
Glowsticks Lamp
Glowsticks Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kish. A lamp made of 15 glowsticks and a bottle What you will need 1. 15 Glowsticks (You may want more depending on size of the bottle 2. A Bottle or someting like that What to do next You have to unscrew the cap of the bottle and put the glowsticks inside it. My bottle was a little to small but ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:26:41 PDT
Wind Powered Yard Light
Wind Powered Yard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> yokozuna I live in a pretty windy area and decided this might be a fun little project to throw together. It's pretty simple to do, and could easily be improved to make it more permanent and efficient. It would also make a good school project if you have appropriately aged school children. Prepare the old...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:18:28 PDT