***edited*** got the finals printed up on Vellum paper for extra lanterny-feel. Pics updated.
I had this idea for a way to pimp denhac. It started out as simple “take one” flyers. You know the kind. Tear tabs at the bottom with a number to call a dance instructor or a boat repairman or… whatever. The hackerspace version was more of a gag. “Free Mustaches for Social Engineers!” Sockwell came up with “Free Fork Bombs”.
OK, how about something real. Mebbe something fun to play with at a coffee shop where you would see such a flyer, but still cheap enough we could make 50 of em for next to nothing. LED throwies?
Long story short, I stayed up all night and got a little OCD about the design:
The battery takes up most the package, so the LED is aimed at one end. Since I couldn’t get a consistent glow in such a small package, I blacked out most of it so just the white “DIY” lettering lights up.
So that’s it! It’s shit simple but silly enough I think people will have fun with them. Now to make 50 tiny kits and deposit them at every coffee shop I can find.
Here’s the print files. Perhaps you’d like to make some for your local hackerspace?