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Picture of [Updated]Floating Lunar Lamp

Hi guys, this project actually started with a different intention and ended as something else. After my recent Papier-mâché class I wanted make something, finally settled with a moon model. A friend of mine asked "why don't you make it a lamp I could use for low light reading?". So decided to make a paper moon lamp. On finishing the lamp we were confused on how to mount it? And we decided to add a twist "A lamp floating by magnetic levitation".

Step 1: Collecting the Materials

Picture of Collecting the Materials
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For the Moon:

  • Cheap Toilet Paper
  • PVA based Glue
  • Water
  • Bowl to mix
  • Balloon
  • Brush

Mount and Electronics:

  • Boom Scissors Microphone mount (I had one lying around, you can get a cheaper one)
  • Magnetic Levitation Kit, I had this for ages (You can get it in your nearby science shop or online)
  • Power Supply 12V, 2A (Mine came with the kit)
  • Corrugated Cardboard for enclosure
  • Tea Light
  • White LED
  • Scissors
  • Screw Driver
FixaaM made it!26 days ago
The kit is not available at ali express .. How can i buy this
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Cool idea

AlistairW71 year ago

flour and water is the old recipe for paper mache glue and is really cheap and easy to make

Nice instructable! What a great idea. I can't wait to make a couple. I'll probably make one as a swag lamp to hang over my TV chair, so I don't go blind watching TV LOL.

Gadisha1 year ago
Nice, always fun when a creative process can evolve in to something you did not intend but makes the result even more interesting! I love how the paper mache moon turned out, I think I might try to make one myself if I get around to it and hang it on a tree branch that is hanging from our dining room ceiling.
sakthi vvs1 year ago

Cool one! I too have a levitation kit, never thought it'd be useful this way :)

Cool idea for a lamp and that moon came out great!

NikilH (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Thank you :) updated the video link, hope you watched that.