Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mini Sun Jar

Here are the insides of my sun jar. It's very simple, a light sensor, a battery, and an LED. There are leads for a solar panel but it was slightly too big to fit in this tiny plastic mason jar.

To frost the plastic I used some Matte Finish spray paint which I had lying around from the packaging tape sculpture project. The pictures below show the difference between an unlit jar and a lit jar.Note: the dark spot is electrical tape and either will be removed or replaced with white electrical tape so it doesn't show up.

Right now it works, but I would like to integrate the solar panel and use a warmer colored LED to make it glow yellow instead of white.


  1. You should consider capturing something other than light ...

  2. Oh very neat! Maybe something to try on the other jars I have.