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Materials: 160-220g paper, knife (or cutting machines), double-sided tape, 5mm thick foam board, led light.
1 – Cut the paper.
2 – Fold the paper along the dashed line.
3 – Stick the box with 2-sided tape (4 layers are 4 boxes).
4 – Stick the spacer to the bottom of each layer (the spacer thickness is 5 mm).
5 – Nest 4 layers together.
6 – Light up!
We have some notes for you if you use a cutting machine:
- Please open SVG files one by one, do not open multiple files at the same time, they will be corrupted.
- If a text warning appears, ignore it and continue uploading the file. This text is the order of the layers, they are not vectors so will probably not be displayed when you open the SVG files.
- See ordinal numbers of layers in PNG (or PDF) files for assembling layers.
Video tutorial how to do:
Watch the video and you’ll see the innermost layer (layer 4) is pasted with a thin layer of paper, it helps the light to be more evenly distributed.
What is this thin layer of paper?
1 – You can use 70gsm paper (common printing paper for writing).
2 – The best is Tracing Paper (Vellum Paper) or Butter Paper (other names are Parchment Paper, Wax paper, Baking Paper). It has great thinness (as the photo below).
– Thickness: 5mm
– Materials: foam board, straws, foam, etc…
Each 5-sided template has 4 layers of paper with twelve 5mm thick spacers, consisting of:
– 4 spacers 9.5cm long
– 4 spacers 8.5cm long
– 4 spacers 7.5cm long
Suggested light base
Make a box and put the led light into it.
Specifically in this photo: Using the foam board (or paperboard, or wood) create a box, then place the led light inside it.
The LEDs used in this photo are LED lightings 3 modules.
-> This is an image of a paper light base. It is included with the purchase of 5-sided lightbox templates (file and instructions).
Suggest suitable led lights
LED lighting 3 modules
– Proposal link:
Led strip lights
Type of led lights do not need to be the base
The 5-sided light box is hollow in the middle so you can also choose some small lights to put inside it without being a light base.
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