Any thoughts on constructing a lamp to project a spherical starfield? Answered
So, I have a friend's birthday coming up, and she's a creative dreamer type. I stumbled upon an unattributed image of a lamp that projects a starfield, and immediately thought, "absolutely perfect! but, can I make it?"
so, after a bit of thought, I came up with most of a plan...
the base unit would have two dimmer switches on it: one for the lamp, the other for a small motor.
a stand would exit the base at about 15-20 degrees from vertical, and support the motor.
a small brush and ring system, or commercial electrical routing system would pass electricity to the lamp, which would be surrounded by a spherical (or n sided polygonal) lampshade that is translucent, passing very little light, except where it is drilled to create stars
My primary question is, has anyone seen something similar commercially? aimed more at the design crowd than at kids or science buffs?
My secondary question is, what would be a good way to produce the star-screens, so as to not hand drill 2000 holes or so.