Illustration by Sparkle Labs
Soft silicone outside, tasty electronics inside.
Silicone is a handy substance found in a wide range of devices, including drip irrigation emitters, gaskets, breast implants, and sex toys. Although it isn’t typically used for lighting, silicone is translucent and nonconductive — properties which make it great lamp material. We’re going to show you how to cast the stuff into any shape you want to create a squeezable, rechargeable nightlight/Boogieman detector with its electronics enclosed inside the ...