Lighten Up The Room With A Paper Chandelier #ArtTuesday
Make this super cool paper chandelier for under $15. via instructables
Listen, we’ve all been there. We’ve all walked into Anthro and gone weak in the knees contemplating how all their gorgeous items would look in our living spaces. We’ve meandered over, timidly grasped hold of the price tag, taken a deep breath, and been shocked at the sheer number of digits listed in its price. And like that, the dream has been snatched out from under us, leaving us dazed and bewildered.
I propose an alternate plan to that bank heist you were planning. How about we make a $1000 paper chandelier for, say, less than $15? Who’s with me?
You will need:
Matte board 1/16th or thicker (or acrylic) x2
2 3V coin batteries
2 coin battery holders
Small swatch of Conductive Fabric
Laser cutter (or x-acto knife if you’re feeling it)
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.