Intro: Recycled Material Musical Tree Lamp With Color Changing LEDs
By Tara Bowerman
- 2' High Density Flexible LED Strip Light warm white
- 3' Flexible LED Strip Light warm white
- 2 x 2' Flexible LED Solid Color Light Strips in Purple and Amber
- Apollo Jammer
- 36 Watt 12V Adapter
- iPhone/iPod anything that can give music through a standard headphone jack
Each can housed different types of LED strip light with warm whites, ambers and purples. I than built up my lamp making it resemble a tree in design and keeping the material natural and raw I was able to place all of the seven cans affixed on top a single can by structuring support with old coat hangers and silver metal wire.
I placed random monarch butterflies throughout the light fixture by cutting them out of cardstock with an exacto blade folding the wings and gluing them sporadically on the shades and base. Also along the base is added packing material made from recycled paper that created a nice texture along the base that also hides the wiring.
Each can was then grouped into five channels on the Apollo Jammer allowing each RGB channel to pick up on the sounds with the greatest sensitivity in order for all of the channels to play throughout the entire song!
The final result is a fun Butterfly lamp made from recycled cardboard material, and other raw natural materials that can jam alongside you and your favorite song âº