This is my light for our LED project in school. As I might have written before, I wanted to make a foxscarf with glowing eyes and got really grumpy when my teacher didn't allow me. However, I discovered that the light through a jar was really pretty, almost as a water reflection, so I wanted to use a jar as my starting point. It's always really cosy when people hang jar with lights in trees. However, then the light is going up and you can't see the beautiful pattern the jars bottom makes.
At first I just wanted to make a wooden blob on top of the jar, were I could put all the technical stuff inside. I thought; no no I can't make an animal since my teacher said "Don't do what you always do". But in the end I experimented with putting a beak on my blob and then there was no turning back.
Off course it should be little birds sitting on their glowing nests hanging from the tree!
It's called RUVA, which means brood (as in sit(brood) on eggs) and it's purpose is to give a waterlike light down on the ground beneath a tree. The lamp should hang on strings so that the light moves in the wind. This in order to bring a little cozier feeling to the park at night, or maybe even encourage midnight picnics (that hopefully won't end up with rapist running out from the bush next to you). The jars can have different shapes and forms, as can the birds. This is just one example.
Note, after presentation, teachers comment:
"You have this nice light idea, and then you destroy it with that BIRD. What is it doing there? It is SO confusing. "