Introduction: Paper Cube Light
Inspiered from the "menger sponge" I want to built one too. During this time I became a father and the built ends with a "level one menger sponge". But i don’t want throw it away. So I combine the cube with LED lights and built it as a night light.
Information about the "menger sponge" you can get on http://www.megamenger.com
visit cards or you cut out paper (templates see below)
5m LED light set (Set includes wiring and power supply)
Approximate cost to build: 15€ (to buy the LED-Set)
Skill level: For beginners
Because you don’t need electrical knowledge and everyone can cut and fold paper
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Step 1: Preparation
You will need either old visit cards or some templates. (I made my own templates; card size: 55mm x 85mm)
Step 2: Visit Card
Cut out the visit card.
Step 3: The Cube
6 folded cards shape one cube.
There are so many tutorials “how to make business card cube” or “how to built a menger sponge".
If you search, you will find.
Step 4: Cut "x"
Use the craft knife to cut a “X” into the walls. Link two cubs together and then repeat this step until you get your first layer.
Step 5: LED Stripe
Then thread your LED stripe into the layer.
Step 6: Completion
Complete your “menger sponge level 1”
Step 7: A Stand
In my opinion, every lamp needs a stand. So I designed a stand and print it with my 3D printer.
Step 8: Test It!
Put everything together. Follow the wiring instruction given in the LED set.
Participated in the
Lights Contest 2017