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Sky Lanterns, Japanese Lanterns?

This is a request for an instructable on how to build inexpensive, easy to pack, easy to use, high flying sky lanterns. I have a now 15 year old niece who has been sick most of her life and will be at the Mayo early this summer for an opperation that will either kill or cure her. She's going to be in rough shape for a couple days before and a couple weeks after the opperation. She loves the art of fireworks but I can't provide that for her in Rochester. I'd like to have a few evening lantern launches for her to lift her spirits and give her something to look forward to in the midst of her serious tribulations. I've bought two boxes from Skylighter. They are a great company. I've always had positive experiences in my business with them. Unfortunately they have been out of the white Sky Lanterns, and their Lanterns are a bit smaller than I would like. I've seen tube shaped lanterns on youtube but I've not seen directions on how to make them. I'd like to make biodegradable/safe lanterns. Please Help Glad to be a new member here.

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TigerBalm Lantern

Hi, I wanted to share this idea I had for using empty TigerBalm containers. Strip and clean a pot of TigerBalm. Take apart a T-light (LED candle). Drop the wiring into the pot (you might have to remake a basic battery holder - I used folded plastic and a rubber band).

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Paper lanterns

Can anyone tell me how , if possible, I could wire multiple lights together to make a string of hanging paper lanterns instead of using battery powered led lights?

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Sky Lantern

Has anyone built anything like this, or know of an instructable that could help to design something like these floating, hot air balloons that are popular in Thailand?I am looking for, in particular, the method of obtaining or creating the fire-proof paper or fabric that is used for the balloon itself. Also of interest is the object at the opening of the balloon that is lit and provides the heat. It doesn't look like a small candle, like I thought it might be. But rather, it's a small pad, about the size of a note card (3x5") that is flammable and completely burns. I think I could figure out the metal loop and bamboo skewer cross-bracing that holds the base of the balloon open and that holds the lit pad in place.You may send responses to my email, as well...uncleplayground (at) yahoo (dot) comThanks!Sky Lantern

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how to make a paper lantern?

Preferable japanese lantern that illuminate lights? with many creases and folds? 

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How do I make Chinese Candle Lanterns, and the flame-proof paper to go with it, please?

How would I go about making those chinese lanterns that float in the sky, please? My main concern, I suppose, is to flame-proof the paper; how would I do this, please? Thanks.

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I want to use led rope (12 volt) to make 20" circular lamps, do I have to use a 12 volt battery source? Answered

I am looking to make "lanterns" for a yard game and want to use led lights. What do I use? 12 volt led rope? 12 volt led string? Individual leds are too expensive locally, $2 per. My ultimate goal is to use 2 D cell batteries with a toggle switch and I would like the batteries last for multiple uses.

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How can I make a wire frame paper lantern?

Does any one know how to make a lantern with a wire frame. Additionally does any one know how to stretch the paper over a complex frame?

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Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween by planning out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Whether you've never carved a pumpkin before or are looking for something more advanced, we have 10 great Instructables that will help you out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Neat and Easy Pumpkin Carving Step by Step Instructable by kmd08 Learn the basics of hollowing out a pumpkin and transferring a design to cut out. Make a spooky Darth Vader Pumpkin! by Markp.com Bring the Force to your front porch with this Star Wars jack-o-lantern. Bas Relief Light Sculpture by stripmind Use different depths on the pumpkin to get a really unique effect! Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! by mcraghead Use the pumpkin as a raw material and you can make your own bones and ribcage to make a complete skeleton! More work, but worth it for the look. dry ice pumpkin for Halloween by dave spencer Carve out a face with a puckered mouth and put in some dry ice to create a fog-spewing creature! Laser Pumpkin by novalasers Ditch the candles and upgrade to a full on laser show. Combine with a fog machine to get the full effect. Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin! by Joe426 Lasers a bit too much? Then toss in some color-changing LEDs and bring a retro image to life. Animated Jack-O-Lantern by J_Hodgie HIf the regular jack-o-lantern is a little too static, you can make it move and really surprise those trick-or-treaters. Mac-O-Lanterns by Fusebox Old technology is spoooooky. Those old drives must be harboring some evil thoughts so why not make them look evil as well? Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by canida Remember all that goop you scooped out of the pumpkin? Save it! Roast the seeds for an excellent fall snack.

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How on Earth do you make a china ball paper latern?

I have searched all over the internet for a simple how-to when it comes to making those sphere-shaped lanterns , and no one seems to have bothered to do any. I'm interested in making some large ones but the first attempt didn't have that clean round look. Has anyone made one or know of a tutorial? Hopefully one with pictures or video.  thanks!

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Robo-jack-o-lantern

This is our front porch decoration for tonight. I wanted something a little more robotic for Halloween this year and this is what we're going to have. We just need to secure the bowl a bit more because it holds our leftovers pretty often. I just finished it up and don't have any lit up shots. I'll try and get some done tonight. Update: OK, got some night shots.

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Green Lantern Movie Costume Replica

 Hi guys, beanie boy here, been looking for costumes and just got my hands on the green lantern game. I want to use fun foam, but I need some ... HELP!!!!! I will be posting an instructable on it as soon as you give me some ... HELP!!!!! PLASE!!!!! NEED SUGJESTIONS!!!!!

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I need to add a time to flashlight or lantern so that it will switch itself off after maybe 20 seconds, what is the simplest way to do this please?

I'd imagined it activating with a momentary switch, then maybe a dial /potentiometer to adjust the time, which would definatiely be less than a minute. I don't have any way to make up a pcb so please bear that in mind, thankyou

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can a joule thief be used for a 6 volt incandescent lantern? Answered

I want to use a joule thief to increase the lifetime of a lantern battery. I want to use the incandescent bulb, it has more power than leds. I plan to have one lantern for new batteries, and one for used batteries with the joule thief.

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how do I connect a propane stove and a lantern to a single 1lb propane cylinder?

 I go bicycle touring so I am always trying to lighten my load.  Normally people use white gas or butane for hiking/biking but those are more expensive than propane and the fittings probably do not exist to do what I want.  I have a small lantern and stove.  I want to connect both to a 1lb propane tank with adapters and a "T".  This would be perfect for cooking in the dark.  Problem is I can't find the right adapters or know if they exist.  Thanks -Jacob

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Solar powered 3D lantern converting existing LED fairy lights?

Hi, I am trying to make a 3d lantern for my art project at college. I want to solar power it using Led fairy lights and a solar power rechargeable cell, I need to pull it all apart and just use the Led's of one colour, and put it all back together. The solar power cell is PCB wired to have 6 different functions. If I gut it and then rewire, how will I know which points to solder to just function as an on and off setting? I notice that the existing fairy lights have up to 4 wires running from them skipping to different colours in the circuit along the 10m length. Help. I have to have this project in in 1 weeks time! yikes, and I just found this site. P.S. I am a girl, so keep the answers low level tech!! :)?

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Newb question about LED Lantern

Hi I have a stupid newb LED question. I'm building a camping lantern out of a lot of super brights I bought on ebay. I 'm thinking of powering it on a large 6v or possibly a rechargeable in the future. I know I need a resistor but the LEDcalc I've been using shows a schematic with a resistor on every LED. I plan on using 20 or more LEDs. Do I really need 20 resistors or can I use 1 somehow? I'm also open to better battery ideas. Thank you!!

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To -Go Cup Lantern with Interrupted Circuit

Published a small project I made for a job interview. It was on a crunch but I'd love to see how people expand on it. There is a YouTube video, Instructables, and an illustrated PDF that can be used. Great for all ages, and can be used mostly with trash or cheap items that can make many for large groups. https://openweb.vip/whatsapp-web/

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How many milliamp/hours is a duracell 6 volt lantern battery? Answered

How many milliamp/hours is a duracell 6 volt lantern battery?  I can't find this info anywhere on the web.  Thanks.

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6 volt LED lantern joule thief

I'm about to embark on a project to build a joule thief to power my new 6 volt LED lantern. I'm going to replace the lantern battery with the same volume of half dead AA batteries, which I have a bowl-full. My mice and cameras reject the AAs when they are only half done. The joule thief should finish them off. My question is if I might be just as well off to wire my AA four battery packs in a series/parallel circuit. First start parallel, then series as the batteries run down. This would give me a high/low control for the light, too. The joule thief will only draw the batteries down so far, and the LEDs have a low voltage threshold. Since the light is engineered for six volts, I'm just wondering which way to go.

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Putting RGB LEDs in paper lanterns for live music performance visuals, need help deciding what route to take?

So I have some paper lanterns, 8" in diameter, and I ordered some RGB LEDs to put in them, gonna wire it to an arduino and then to a computer so I can control them from offstage. I'm realizing that I probably need more light power (lumens?) than 3-5 RGB LEDs in each lantern.. :( So should I get a strip of LEDs or something? What's gonna give me some fire power for not too much dough? Also any other suggestions are more than welcome.

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LED THROWIES - can AG 13 batteries be used?

Thowie instructions say 3 volt CR2032 batteries - I was told AG 13 would work.  We are using throwies made with soft white LED 's to put in white paper lanterns for a wedding.  We want to "light" the lanterns the day before, so need them to burn well for at least 36 hours.  Any suggestions or help is appreciated!

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how do i put a stem back on my pumpkin? Answered

 my pumpkin's stem fell off but i need it on in order to do my carving in it i already tried hot glue

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How to wire electricity to multiple hanging paper lanterns

I aquired multiple hanging paper lanterns that came with battery led lights that can be removed and I am wanting to wire them to one plugin. Can someone help me in possibly achieving that or would it be to much on one electric cord? Or another way to make them wired instead of battery powered.

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solar lighting help!!!

I am seeking advice and or instructions. my hobby is stained glass, i am now doing hanging lanterns which i wish to light with solar same as garden solar lighting, but i wish to make it so i can have soler panel seperate form lantern. any advice or link for the supplies , parts etc. is welcome. thanks and have a great day.

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6v lantern batteries as a power source in a firework ignitor? Answered

Ok so i made my ignitor, and it worked great with the 2 9v batteries when i used steel wool ignitors, however id like to use nichrome ignitors. the 2 9vs just dont do it justice, so i was wondering if anyone thought those huge 6v batteries would work, possibly 2 of them?

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Led buck converter schematic Answered

I have been looking for a led buck converter schematic for quite some time now and i haven't been able to find one that suits my needs. i have a single 3 watt led that i believe needs 700ma to run. My whole purpose for the converter is to dim the led so it will have a longer battery life. i'll run it off of some rechargeable batteries that i can remove. Also i would like to be able to purchase most of the parts fairly easily. The requirements of the buck converter. -Compact -Battery powered -Dimmable -Capable of powering a 3w 700ma led This is a link to the data sheet of the led: http://futurlec.com/LED/LUXEON_3W_WHITE.shtml Thanks in advance

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Lighting?

I need to find a way to light 20 paper lanterns hung from a gymnasium ceiling. I need to accomplish this without having 20 cords hanging down. I'm a novice. This is for my daughters wedding.

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I need D cell battery replacement strips. Answered

I am trying to replace/fix the battery strips on a Coleman 5329 florescent lantern. Coleman (.com) is out of the original bottom and top replacement parts. Can anyone tell me where I can find battery strips to replace the corroded originals? They are strips with a hole that goes over a stud in the plastic casing. The lantern has a 'U" florescent bulb and uses 8 D cells. I thought some of you might have the answer, or point me in the right direction. Thanks in  advance for the help.

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Title keeps disappearing

The title of this instructable keeps disappearing: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Mache-Jack-o-Lantern/ I have had to go in to the editor and retype it in a few time since it's been published.  It seems to randomly disappear.

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What's the most eye-catching / attractive Instructable you have ever seen?

Something that really impresses you.

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HELP, I NEED / desperately want A SUPER BRIGHT FLASHLIGHT for camping / boy-scouts [answered]

Inappropriate Incomplete Spam first thing first, i want absolutely the BRIGHTEST flashlight i can my hands on! how many lumen's should i shoot for (to impress others)? 100, 270, 350, 600, 900, 1500, 3600, 5000+ (5000 Lm i pretty sure is overkill)? i have an led flashlight i got for 12$ and is advertised to be over 600 Lm but I'm pretty sure its maximum is 70Lm. (it seems to be slightly brighter than the 9 LED tactical flashlight i had) but I'm not sure. i have no light meter. the LED itself is (as advertised) is CREE (i don't believe that either but again, I'm not sure).   i would like to make portable HID flashlight. my plans are to: BUY: 6V LANTERN HID KIT (BULBS) HID BALLAST 12V BATTERY (I"m not sure where i could find a suitable 12-15V 35W [or more] battery that will fit nice and snug in the lantern with room for the ballast. the battery should last almost a week with some moderate use.) i think a drill battery would work. i will take the original light out and replace it with the HID. then, i will need to find a place for the slim ballast [but where???] . then,i need to find a battery (i think a 12V drill battery should work [will a 14.4V drill battery with the case off fit in the modified 6V lantern flashlight? if so, where can i buy a affordable and well suited 12V-16V battery?] if there isn't any small, powerful (and preferably cheap), battery in existence? [4 by 4 by 2 array of AA rechargeable batteries seems promising and so does 6^2 by 2 array seem promising. 6 by 6 by 2 AAA] will the ballast and lamp work with less power (6W-34W)? is there a simple and small ballast circuit schematic i can follow? i never found one. so i assume no. :-( also is the 5000K neutral white, warm or cool? (i think it is the closest to neutral white with a VARY slight blueish tint) i think i got a grasb on this and i want 6000K (i want something led white but still bright and useful enough to easly see what i'm doing on campouts)

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Is it possible to patch a glass globe such as one used for a hurricane lantern? Answered

I have a hurricane lamp and the glass recently cracked. I have no ability to replace it and I'd like to patch it so that the crack doesn't spread any further. The globe is small, so it's really easy for the flame to come close to the glass. Is it possible to to fix it? None of the glass has fallen off, it's just cracked quite splendidly.

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Mac-o-Lanterns, Caveman Costume, Cotton Candy Machine...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Nov. 1, 2007 Welcome back! Lots of news this week:Our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest ends this on Sunday night (11:59 pm PST). Win a trip to Maker Faire 2008 or many other fantastic prizes. Post your Instructable this weekend! Live near Boston? Check out the Show & Tell at MITERS tomorrow night, Nov. 2. The Howtoons book is now available in stores! Buy a copy or two for kids you know. Don't forget about the Mash-Up Contest or the Laser Cutter Contest - show us what you can make! Build Your Own Electric Guitar! With some woodworking skills and a love of music, you can make your own guitar just the way you want it.posted by gbuilder on Oct 31, 2007 Build an Amazing Tesla CD Turbine Watch your CDs spin at over 15,000 rpm using compressed air and some helpful advice from Mr. Tesla.posted by mrfixits on Oct 31, 2007 Mac-O-Lanterns Bring your old computers back from the dead and scare all the geeks in the neghborhood!posted by Fusebox on Oct 30, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Contest ends this Sunday! How to MAKE a Geico Caveman Costume De-evolutionize yourself with these handy mask-making instructions for $30!posted by BeerBellyJoe on Oct 29, 2007 Halo 3 Master Chief Halloween costume You can't just finish the fight in your daily threads. Follow these instructions to save the world in style, hero.posted by zogduke on Oct 28, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! Cotton Candy Machine Build your own machine to spin out yummy strands of hot sugar.posted by bangbang007 on Oct 28, 2007 How to get some revenge on the credit companies Show the credit card companies that their mass mailings aren't appreciated any more.posted by DangerArt on Oct 27, 2007 The Laser Cutter Contest is Back! Toddler Flintstone Car When the kids want to go out as Pebbles and Bambam the're absolutely going to need this car to complete the look.posted by lemaster63 on Oct 27, 2007 Articulated Wing Framework The perfect foundation for your bat, bird, angel or demon costume. Extend those wings and fly!posted by rachel on Oct 26, 2007 Gas Powered Shredder Shred those leaves for some quick composting with this modification of parts you probably already have in the garage. posted by robbtoberfest on Oct 26, 2007   The Halloween Costume Ball was a blast! Check out tons of photos of the costumes, food, and fun here and here.Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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Halloween: Angel Wings, Werewolf Costume, Jack-o-Lanterns

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Oct. 26, 2007 Welcome back! Our favorite holiday of the year is almost here and we're celebrating with a special newsletter! Here are some great Instructables to provide some inspiration for our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest. Be sure to take some photos or video of your creepy creations and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a trip to Maker Faire 2008! For those who are in the Bay Area in California, come by our Halloween Costume Ball tomorrow night! We want to see your costume! And for those who are near Boston, check out the Show & Tell at MITERSnext Friday, November 2. So what are you waiting for? Check out these Instructables and get started! How to make a pair of Angel Wings In this Instructable I will explain how to make a pair of wings which could be used to dress up as an angel, bird, or anything else with feathered wings!posted by T0BY on Oct 23, 2007 Realistic Werewolf Costume Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!posted by missmonster on Oct 20, 2007 How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween Reuse an old pile of lumber that used to be a wooden swing set for a nice prop for Halloween.posted by Strapped-4-Cache on Oct 14, 2007 Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! I've been doing these skulls for several years, but recently I got the idea that I could make a whole skeleton out of pumpkins.posted by mcraghead on Aug 21, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! How to Apply Elf Ears Want elf ears on your head? Then show this Instructable to a friend because you can't put them on yourself!posted by jforbess on Oct 12, 2007 How to make a cardboard costume helmet Helmets are usually one of the hardest and most expensive parts to make for a cool Halloween costume so here's a simple method using cardboard.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 DIY Girl Pirate Costume HOW-TO Do you feel that the Girl Pirate Costumes you find in the stores are too expensive and not original? Well, make your own!posted by threadbanger on Oct 25, 2007 Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year I create some sort of a haunted house - all for the neighborhood kids, of course!posted by ewilhelm on Oct 1, 2006 Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically Halloween has been a pirate theme around here for a while. I had the sword, I had the treasure chest, I needed a cannon. posted by Part Time Chef.com on Nov 4, 2006 Special FX: Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect This instructable will show you how to make a Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect. posted by that_one_guy on Jun 23, 2007 Tips for Halloween pumpkin pictures Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is fun, taking loving pictures of the spooky glowing face is even more fun. posted by ewilhelm on Oct 31, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Laser Vortex Use a laser pointer, small motor, and a mirror to create an effect similar to what you might see at Halloween Horror Nights but on a smaller scale and much cheaper.posted by mever on Oct 18, 2006 Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! This is an over-the-top costume, but come Halloween it is oh sooo worth it. People go absolutely flippin' nuts when they see the whole getup.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 Realistic Wound FX In this following you will see how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget. posted by Pull and Twist on Jul 17, 2007 Biohazard beer barrel A cheap and easy cooler that belches fog into your party. posted by zieak on Nov 1, 2006 T-Rex Rooftopper Make your own roof explode with this gigantic invader. posted by hirerob on Oct 31, 2006 Nazgul Mask for $15-20 This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on. posted by Drakz on Oct 27, 2006 How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV! posted by ewilhelm on Dec 13, 2005 Travelling Mexican Wrestling Ring If you're dressed as a wrestler, you need to wrestle. And if you need to wrestle, you need a ring to wrestle in. posted by rachel on Nov 19, 2006 Now go build something spookily awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by lebowski  


Remote switch for battery powered LED

Hi. Firstly, I'm a software man, never done an electronics project but I own a multimeter and can use a soldering iron.  So here's the problem: for my son's wedding in May (that's him in the pic), he's rented an ancient barn with a beautiful timber roof going up to 5 metres. They want to decorate it with coloured paper lanterns, hanging on invisible fishing line. I suggested lighting each lantern with cheap battery operated 10 LED strings. Problem is how to turn them on/off from ground level, say 4 metres away. So I'm thinking infrared triggered switches. There's going to be about 30 lanterns so the receivers must be cheap on components. Here's a possible example of the LED's http://mobile.festive-lights.com/battery-lights/10-warm-white-led-indoor-battery-fairy-lights-clear-cable.html   Voltage can be 3 or 4.5v DC depending if 2 or 3 battery model is chosen. I don't know the current of the LED strings, I'm thinking I'll need to insert the receiver switch inbetween the battery pack and the LED load. Hopefully the receiver won't drain the batteries too much in "standby" as we might need to rig the lanterns 4-5 days before the wedding and it's not practical to get up to the lights again. So, long explanation... I've seen a couple of projects on this site which look nearly right but my knowledge isn't enough to make adjustments. Can anyone give me a solution from which I can build a prototype? I'm hoping I can use an old TV remote as the transmitter. Thanks in advance for your help

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How can I get a project of mine into one of those ebook guides? Answered

I created the "5 minute safety light" and "LED lantern/lamp" and would like to know how to get them added to the 5 minute project ebook guide.

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Ceramic Mold and Copper? Answered

I'm in ceramics at my school and i was planning to make a lantern and wanted to make a handle for it. I was thinking of making a mold out of white talc and getting it fired. Then putting copper in the mold and firing it again. Is this idealistic, or better yet would it work?

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Problem displaying stl files

Hi, when I try to use the "View in 3D" button on the middle part of my Green Latern Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Qi-Green-Lantern-Charger/ - step 3: "Middle.stl"). It shows a totally different part. The same happens with "bottom.stl", "top.stl". Britt

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DIY Lead Acid Battery Charger Over Voltage Protection? Answered

In this circuit, does it provide overvoltage protection once it is charged? That is I am going to use this to trickle charge a 6vdc rechargeable lantern battery. I dont want to overcharge it?

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Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin!

How to create your own Super Mario Brothers 1-up LED powered Pumpkin! A greatchange from your standard, boring Jack-o-Lantern.http://hacknmod.com/displayMOD.php?hack=561

Topic by Joe426  


Any tips?

I created my "first" instructable in quite some time, and I feel I may be a bit rusty.  (took a while to pop up on the site too....) So I would appreciate any tips or hints as to how I can improve on future projects!  Gimme a holla! https://www.instructables.com/id/Coco-Lanterns/

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Favorite stats on your instructables tab

When you search for an instructable, you can see it's views and number of favorites. I personally tend to compete with myself on an instructable's stats and like seeing a new instructable beat out an old one. Right now, my Molotov Lantern is close to overtaking my Summer Cocktails in views.  It would be nice to see the # of favorites with the # of views and # of comments on your instructables tab.

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I need a good material to level the bottom of a bottle.

I'm using old beer bottles to make lanterns. The main problem I encounter is that the bottom of the bottles are kind of domed. When I put the tealight candles in them, they want to slide to one side and sit at an angle. I thought about hot glue, but I was hoping for something less susceptible to heat and a little more classy. Any suggestions?

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Wooden Necktie, Build a Mongolian Yurt, Racing Mower

Wooden Necktie Build a Mongolian Yurt Racing Mower Portal Cake is a Lie Make Beer Guitar Tube Amp Double Helix Lantern Wood-Fired Hot Tub Steampunk Bonsai Lamp DIY Solar Setup Shopping Cart Bike Honey Bee Habitat Trigger Green Lights Fluorescent Floor Lamp Build a Cajon Drum

Topic by randofo  


dismantle a clip-on lamp?

i'm looking for "single socket cord lighting" for hanging lanterns- as shown here: http://www.centralchef.com/storefrontprofiles/processfeed.aspx?sfid=123094&i;=248782791&mpid;=7714&dfid;=1 does anyone know how to dismantle a clip-on lamp like this one: http://dormbuys.com/shop/product/876?source=webgains&siteid;=14880 in order to salvage the still-functioning socket & wiring? any direction would be much appreciated, thanks in advance

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Can I power a 300 led strip of 5630 led's with 8 AA batteries? The led's are controlled by an RF remote.

IF 8 aa batteries do not supply enough current, should I go with 2 or 3 groups of 8 in parallel? Or do I need to use 8 C batteries, or 8 D batteries, or possibly 2 6 volt lantern batteries.

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Floppy Disk Bag, Mushroom Night Light, Giant Gummi

Floppy Disk Bag Mushroom Night Light Giant Gummi Ikea Bowl Speakers Ping Pong Ball Lights Homemade Didgeridoo 5-Minute Ice Cream Cargo Scarf String Lantern Burger Recipes How to Freeze Blueberries Domo-Kun Backpack Campfire Toasting Fork Great Mozzarella Cheese Simple Wall Illusion

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