Making the structure of the lantern


I have been thinking a lot the structure of the lantern and some ways to hang lantern from the top or a stand to hold the lantern.  But they all post some mechanical constrains to the rotation of the lantern.  Instead, I finally decided to use a rotating light to emulate the sense of rotation.  In this project I used some recycable materials like plastic drinking water bottle and some gift wrap paper.  Below are some pictures of the structure of the lantern whose will be an round shaped lantern:


A plastic drinking water bottle


This is a plastic drinking water bottle cut into half.  These parts will form the base of the lantern.



The above will be the paper cover of the lantern.





Setup Raspberry Pi


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