How To Make A DIY Artificial Flame

by | Jan 17, 2022 | Chemistry, Science

Introduction

In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a DIY artificial flame using readily available material at home. Artificial flames can be used as decorative pieces in homes, offices, and parties.

Supplies

To make a DIY artificial flame, we need some essential tools and supplies, which are listed below;

Tools

  • Drill machine
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot glue gun

Materials

  • 75 mm PVC pipe
  • Pipe sheet
  • Red LED bulbs
  • 150-ohm resistor
  • Old USB cable and charger
  • Non-woven carry bag
  • Motor with propeller

Steps To Make A DIY Artificial Flame

To make DIY artificial flame at home, just follow these steps carefully;

Step 1: Take a 75mm PVC pipe and cut it.

Cutting PVC pipe

Step 2: Now, cut the non-woven carry bag (as shown in the picture).

Cutting out Flames

Step 3: Paste the carry bag into the PVC pipe using a hot glue gun.

Step 4: Attach the pipe sheet in the DC motor with a propeller and paste it on the pipe (as shown in the picture).

Attaching DC motor to the pipe sheet

Step 5: Make two holes in the pipe sheet using a pipe sheet drill machine.

Step 6: Now, connect LED bulbs in the holes.

Connecting LED bulbs

Step 7: Attach two pipe sheet pieces on the edges and connect LED bulbs into them.

Step 8: Connect them parallel.

Attaching two pipe sheets parallelly

Step 9: Connect the resistor with the bulb’s leg.

Step 10: Now connect the DC motor wire with them.

Making wire connection to the DC motor

Step 11: Remove the old cable’s rubber and connect the wire within the bulb’s leg.

Step 12: Now connect the cable with the charger and switch it on. You’ll observe that the propeller rotates, and the artificial flame is ready.

DIY artificial flame

Things To Remember

  • Be careful while connecting wires parallelly.
  • Take the help of an adult while using soldering iron.
  • Secure your place with a hard base.

 

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