Introduction: Steampunked Heart-Beat-Box
I never expected such an enormous interest of my work. But I must say I like it. This success is an big motivation to me and so I want to show you anohter funny steampunk object. where I used one of my own instructables;-)))
As a mad steampunk scientist I took such a steampunk-light- tube enlighted it with two blue LED and placed it in an funky glasses-case. In the top I put an switch and a small electronic in, which slowly glows and dim the light like an heartbeat. As a real steampunker I named it : "Heart of godess Elektra". In the following steps I´ll show you how I dit it.
You can get a small impression of this fantastic light below. It really looks like an pulsating heartbeat!!
Step 1: How to Build the Light-tube: First Step
As you already might have seen in my other instructable "construction of a steampunk light tube", I use such a tube in this instructable too. Let´s remember the steps, that´s why I show them here again;
First you can see the tube in the heart beat box and then the tube with the holder for its own. Then you can take a glance of the backside of the heart beat box with the brass screws and then you see the details of making the light tube.
Step 2: How to Build the Light-tube: Second Step
Here the details for the light tube itself can be seen again.
Step 3: How to Build the Light-tube: Third Step
The steampunked tube made of brass sockets, copper rings, some screws, washers, spark plugs made of brass and an acrylic tube.
Step 4: The Electronic in the Heart Beat Box
Now let´s take a look inside the Heart-Beat-Box:
In former times the box made of alumine protected a pair of glasses and now it hides the heart of goddess Elektra!
In one half there is the ligth tube with two blue LEDs.
In the other half I put the 9-Volts battery the switch and the electronic behind a blind covered with black velvet.
The electronic and the blue LEDs itself were taken from an advertising map of a drugstore after the campaign. The original light was pulsating in the same way it does now and brought me to this idea.
I hope you enjoyed this instructable and I wish you all the best with your fantastic ideas
Yours Aeon Junophor