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Morten rigged up an LED lantern for his yard that turns on with a breeze –

I read about a lovely project yesterday on Inhabitat, where a team of Japanese guys and girls created some lovely solarpowered lights. When hung in trees, these lights only came on if there was wind (and dark enough I suppose).


I didn’t have what I needed to make a solar powered version, but I did make one powered by a button cell battery instead.

My version is very bare bones and not as techy and beautiful as the “original“, but it works, and is hanging in my garden right now, blinking away happily.

Nice and simple – and hey, achieving functionality is first priority. Aesthetics can always be considered after you’ve got an idea up and running. Check the site for the step-by-step – Creating a flickrering garden lantern triggered by the wind

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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