HDPE Upcycling Stellar Icosahedron Lamp

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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!

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    turbonegro

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Please name the breed of that dog

    Ist almost as cute as my mothers Basenji

    Which has no bark i love that dog

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    bricobart

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Too bad you're just too late for the 'On-A-Budget'-contest. It's just a clever idea. And I love that dog, btw. Australian dingo or Nepalese streetchaser?

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    Igioteno

    3 years ago

    Cute dog!