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Glow Lamp

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Joshua Donner
Glow Lamp

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Spoons & Cups

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This product is decorative lighting fixture that is constructing using waste plastic cups. To create the light electroluminescent wire is threaded inside the lip of the cups and spiralled down. The piece is finished with an accompanying orange fabric twisted flex cable.

Materials & Equipment List

Per 15cm of cup light:Plastic cups x15Electroluminescent wire x3MElectroluminescent wire driverTwisted flex cable 1MSolderScalpelScissorsWire CuttersSoldering IronCutting Mat

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Take your collection of plastic cups and in each one cut a 1cm piece out of the lip using a scalpel.
Stack the cups up making sure to align all the cuts up together.
Cut a 1cm square out of the cups at the base where the el wire will be threaded.
Cut out the centre of the first fifteen cups to fit in the el driver and wiring.
Begin to thread the el wire inside the lip of the bottom cup  making sure it is firmly fastened in.
When a full rotation is complete, thread the wire through the previously cut slits and begin on the next cup rim.
Continue the process until the wire is threaded around all the cups.
Cut out the wire in the power cable and wire in the fabric twist cable.
Place the el driver connector through the hole and thread the excess wire through with it.
Using another cup, cut out a 1cm square hole at the bottom and a 1cm diameter hole in the top and align onto the other cups as pictured.
Connect the wire to the el driver and tread the power cable into the top hole.
Place all the electrics into the cups and secure using tape. (On a longer glow light the power box would not be visible)
Finished item (15 Cups)
Finished Glow Lamp
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Joshua Donner

Lincoln

United Kingdom

Second year student at the University of Lincoln studying Product Design...

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