Build A Fibre Optic Star Map

If you're looking for ambient lighting so unique you'll likely be the only person in your part of the country to have it, this amazing DIY fibre optic star map is tough-to-beat choice.

Instructables user MrTick wanted a unique light source and an impressive surprise for his wife. He accomplished both ends by building a fibre optic star map that's actually a representation of the night sky visible from his home. His DIY guide includes all the hallmarks of awesomely geeky DIY work: dismantling consumer products to make new things, fibre optics, schematics, LEDs, soldering, and heat shrink tubing. Unlike many awesomely geeky DIY projects, however, this one came with a high wife-acceptance factor.

Hit up the link below to see how he transforms fabric, a fibre optic Christmas tree, and some miscellaneous parts like LEDs, wire, and heat shrink tubing into an absolutely awesome fibre optic star map for his bedroom.

Star Map [Instructables]


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