Main Project Inspiration: Alex Thompson

For my main project, I would like to make a Rotary Candle Holder. I was inspired by one of my Aunt’s holiday decorations when I visited her last Christmas. She had a little tea light candle under a fan, which spun when air was flowing through it due to the change in density of the heated air from the fire of the candle. A similar product is shown in the featured image above. That one is being sold on Amazon, but the original distributor is Pluto Produktor. I had never seen anything like it before.

However, I want to make my product as unique as possible. And I would like to gift it to my mom at the end of the semester. Thus, I decided I will make my tea light candle skating-themed. My mom is a figure skater, figure skating coach, and currently works at U.S. Figure Skating so I think she would love the aesthetic. I am currently thinking about using one of the following figure skater silhouettes as the main piece above the fan to spin around when the candle is lit:

Half Bielmann Spin
Layback Spin









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Snowflake Rotary Candleholder:

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  • Siddharth Nigam
    March 2, 2017 12:21 am

    This seems like a really good project! I love the fact that you are making it so personalized and a present for your mother. I think your mother will really appreciate the sentiment. Do you think you would want to have more than one figure in there though to get some rotation in it?


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