[Lab] Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Tue Dec 10 05:38:54 EST 2013

As you can see in my Web site the weekend fund raiser was hugely successful.

I now have time to make the light systems!

I've got a coupe of arduino's on hand (and lots of LEDs).

Henri has a couple of teensy's I will buy off him to give a try.

Anybody have any materials for a few Throwies? That might be something to
try as well. I'm supposing I might needs some heavier batteries though...
and a resistor or something...

Darcy Whyte

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On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

> There is now a downloadable template for 10", 14" and 24" lanterns.
> There's also a sketchup tutorial if you want to make your own size. So you
> make 5 parts on the laser, slap them together and stick tissue on it and
> presto, it's a Parol Lantern.
> There is event this weekend and I am wanting to bring some kits to sell
> and then give the proceeds to the cause. I am making some 14" kits for (You
> can see the details of the charity at
> http://inventorartist.com/philippines-christmas-parol-lantern/ but it's
> 50,000 clean up kits, 30,000 shelter kits and 10,000 homes.
> *If anybody would like to come and help* me operated the laser that would
> be cool since I need breaks and stuff.
> Also I'm low on the single corrugated cardboard (that's the kind that's
> two layers of paper and one layer of corrugation). If anybody has any and
> can get it to the lab (M70/M76) that would be cool.
> I am wanting to make up some arduino and other lighting systems but that's
> a bit delayed as I am making the kits. I will get to that next week (ideas
> welcome). That part isn't really necessary for the charity.
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> I know a lot of people from the Philippines and am aware that this is a
>> tricky time for them with the recent storm. Don't forget the Philippines
>> sends foreign workers all over the world so the losses and disruption are
>> not focused just in the storm area. They are distributed families and home
>> sickness can come forward at times like this.
>> So I figured it would be fun to shift the focus a bit by making some
>> "traditional" Philippines Christmas Lanterns.
>> 1) For anyone in the laser room M76, that little stack of cardboard is
>> mine. It's labeled but I just wanted to make sure as I'm using it for this
>> project. You are welcome to use it if you want to make a Parol Lantern
>> though.
>> 2) I am using cardboard to make them rather than the traditional bamboo
>> strips. So it's easy for anyone to download the template and cook them up.
>> I'd like to invite people to make them. It's pretty fun and when
>> Filipinos see it it will make them happy. I've been transporting them on
>> the street and they often come forward laughing when they see it.
>> So please make one and hang it in your front window.
>> 3) I've got the basic design working well and am now going to *add light*.
>> I think this is a chance to bring in Arduino and other forms of blinky
>> light control.* Ideas are welcome!*
>> Here is the project URL: http://inventorartist.com/tag/parol/
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