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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2007 01:54:03 PM »

This is fabulous!

I can see this in an entomologist's office
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2007 02:10:26 PM »

This is so cool! What did you make the wings out of? I know 40W isn't a very hot bulb, but I'd be worried about melting wings  Huh

Don't worry. First of all it is only 40 W. Not very hot indeed. And the wings are pointing away from the light bulb.

The wings are made from transparent photocopy foil. I printed a fly wing (googled the image) on normal paper and traced the "branches" with permanent marker on the transparencies. I cut them out roughly and folded the wings in the middle, so they would "stand".

Thanks for the added info! I teach science and I might have to try to make one of these for my desk! I wonder if I could figure out a way to attach it to the wall? Maybe an extra piece of wire somewhere?
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2007 03:08:21 PM »

That is great! (and I for one think bugs are pretty cool)
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2007 03:43:06 PM »

This is so cool! What did you make the wings out of? I know 40W isn't a very hot bulb, but I'd be worried about melting wings  Huh

Don't worry. First of all it is only 40 W. Not very hot indeed. And the wings are pointing away from the light bulb.

The wings are made from transparent photocopy foil. I printed a fly wing (googled the image) on normal paper and traced the "branches" with permanent marker on the transparencies. I cut them out roughly and folded the wings in the middle, so they would "stand".

Thanks for the added info! I teach science and I might have to try to make one of these for my desk! I wonder if I could figure out a way to attach it to the wall? Maybe an extra piece of wire somewhere?
Perhaps if you made the shape of the feet right you could attach those to the wall.

This lamp is so awesome! I love insects and the idea of this is so cool to me!
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2007 04:22:21 PM »

Cool
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2007 05:24:36 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2007 06:03:45 PM »

This is so cool! What did you make the wings out of? I know 40W isn't a very hot bulb, but I'd be worried about melting wings  Huh

Don't worry. First of all it is only 40 W. Not very hot indeed. And the wings are pointing away from the light bulb.

The wings are made from transparent photocopy foil. I printed a fly wing (googled the image) on normal paper and traced the "branches" with permanent marker on the transparencies. I cut them out roughly and folded the wings in the middle, so they would "stand".

Thanks for the added info! I teach science and I might have to try to make one of these for my desk! I wonder if I could figure out a way to attach it to the wall? Maybe an extra piece of wire somewhere?

Perhaps if you made the shape of the feet right you could attach those to the wall.


Good thinking! I'll have to try that!
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2007 09:30:04 PM »

love the lamp, I see so many things you could do with the lamp, if you had a string of the older Christmas lights, you know the ones with the big bulbs, you could do a swarm of bugs and hang them from the ceiling.
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2007 11:49:25 PM »

what a cool idea.
think i gonna make one myself.
thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2007 09:44:37 AM »

That is so very clever...
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