Intro: HDPE Upcycling Stellar Icosahedron Lamp
Make a low cost lamp with everyday materials
Step 1: Sketching
We did some sketching.
It is useful to get new ideas
Step 2: Get HDPE 1/2 Gallon Milk O Juice Bottles
Gather at least 10 HDPE 1/2 Gallon Milk o Juice Bottles.
Step 3: Wash Your Plastic Bottles
Wash each bottle after use so it doesn't accumulate any residue.
Step 4: Get a Light
Get a lightbulb (less than 40W), a socket, and a dimmer.
Step 5: Get White Plastic Zip Ties
Use small white zip ties.
Step 6: Cut 2 Tetrahedrons From Each Bottle
Cut 2 tetrahedrons from each bottle.
You can use scissors or an x-acto Knife.
Step 7: Join Together 2 Tetrahedrons With 2 Zip Ties
Join together 2 tetrahedrons with 2 zip ties.
Use 2 zip ties per side.
Cut the remaining of the zip tie tail using tweezers or scissors
Step 8: Form a Pentagon
Join together 5 tetrahedrons to form a pentagon
Make 3 pentagons
Step 9: Put Together the Pentagons
Put together the 3 pentagons closing a volume. Fill the gaps with a sequence of tetrahedrons
Step 10: Add the Light
Make a hole in one o the tetrahedrons and fit the light socket.
Close with zip ties after.
Step 11: Turn on the Light
Hang your lamp and turn the light on!