I am basically making a rotating disco light. I will put colorful cellophane papers on the side of the cylinder while it depicts dancing movements on the wall. The upper dome will have a black painted aluminum sheet with holes and words inscribed that shines the ceiling with the clear white light. My biggest challenge was to design a rotating object and light powered by one battery. After researching options for what kinds of designing for rotating object with light on, I choose the beacon light design to satisfy my requirement.
The main components of this project will be an LED light bulb and socket, DC motor, plastic cylinder, and dome. For the base, I will use scrap woods from the ITLL and machine it. The total estimated price to the whole system is around $65. Those raw materials like a simple plastic cylinder are pretty expensive. My budget is really tight since I am a poor college student so I hope that I find the materials at a cheaper price or free. If anyone has ideas or scraps to get this in a better way, I would love to hear.