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.

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2 comments:

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

    http://www.kaciekinzer.com/portfolio/whisperJars/index.html

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

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