The legendary Nixie tubes are retro and cool — little glowing neon lamps that display numbers or symbols (Figure A). Too bad they’re no longer mass-produced, and the few that are still being made are expensive.
Bill Doran of Punished Props Academy has posted a project and video for making an EVA foam lantern prop with flickering (programmable) LED light strips inside. Bill had one day before DragonCon to complete
On DIY Perks, Matt shows, step by step, how he made a set of very lovely-looking studio lights to be used for his YouTube channel. The lights have 6 LED strips in them at 3 different color temperatures:
This article was originally published in the German online edition of Make:. Translation by Niq Oltman. If you’d like to experiment with ultrasonic levitation — making objects hover in mid-air using just