Give your room a galactic glow with this fiber optic Milky Way mobile. by ChrysN via instructables
I have seen a lot of 2D galaxy art on the internet, such as galaxy shoes, t-shirts, wallpaper, etc but I haven’t seen any 3d renderings. In this Instructable I have attempted to make a 3D galaxy in the form of a hanging mobile. Since I haven’t figured out how to create a black hole (yet), I resorted to using Christmas lights, fibre optic filaments and some polyester batting. The mobile has one large galaxy, which sort of looks like the Milky Way and four smaller more distant galaxies.
What you will need:
10 LED Christmas lights (white) -you can also get them at Walmart here
Fibre optic filaments (I got mine from a dollar store toy)
Polyester batting (or wadding if you are from the UK), cotton balls or wool roving
-I chose to use the batting because it was a bright white colour, as opposed to a more yellow white of the roving or cotton balls
CD -actually it is a clear plastic disc protector that you get when you buy a multipack of DVD or CD disks, it is usually at the top of the stack of discs
Organza fabric (you can sometimes find rolls of this at a dollar store, if not go to a fabric store)
Glue -I used a spray glue, super glue and a glue gun
Coloured glitter glue sticks for the glue gun
Key ring, and duct tape
(Optional) hair dryer/ hot air gun and small circular metal tin
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