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Circulating Hot Water to Heat a Lava Lamp...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mattgyver92 Jan 4. 2 Replies

This was an idea I had recently and I'll add images in the comments when I can get time to make some designs.Lava lamps have to have heat to run. It's a requirement. I saw a build for a wood fired…Continue

Coming next year: The Lava Lair YouTube Channel.

Started Dec 3, 2022 0 Replies

I'm making a YouTube channel for all my projects and build voicovers. Mostly my custom designed concrete lava lamps (all open source), but also anything else that would befit a supervillian lair.…Continue

Help with my recipe/balance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arne Aug 19, 2022. 11 Replies

I feel like I'm doing something way off with every batch I try to mix and make for my DIY lamps. I typically mix three bottles at a time with wax and fluid, since the last time I tried reusing…Continue

Wax sitting on Coil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Aug 6, 2022. 9 Replies

Not really sure what's going on with this. I've tried a few coils and they all do this- the wax just sits on top of them. It doesn't break the surface tension of the wax and I'm guessing it's not…Continue

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Mattgyver92 replied to Claude J's discussion A Special Thanks
"Claude, I'm so sorry. You have my deepest condolence and my thanks for everything you've done and still do for this lovely little lava community on here."
Jan 16
Mattgyver92 replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Circulating Hot Water to Heat a Lava Lamp...?
"I think you'd be right. I would definitely need to include some thermistors and some sort of 12V temperature regulation. I'm seeing a lot of 12V heating elements that could be worth testing."
Jan 4
tim replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Circulating Hot Water to Heat a Lava Lamp...?
"I feel like the idea would definitely work. My concern would be the safety of the whole thing. Hot water would heat the globe significantly faster and hotter than a lightbulb. There would have to be some sort of temperature regulation mechanism to…"
Jan 1
Mattgyver92 commented on Bowlerhat's photo
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"I really love this design. Especially the base. I may have to borrow from it for my next concrete molds."
Dec 30, 2022
Mattgyver92 posted a discussion

Circulating Hot Water to Heat a Lava Lamp...?

This was an idea I had recently and I'll add images in the comments when I can get time to make some designs.Lava lamps have to have heat to run. It's a requirement. I saw a build for a wood fired hot tub and had a really stupid idea:Use a hot water circulation system to generate the heat to make the lava flow. I don't know much about these systems, whether or not I could cast some metal pipe in concrete for a form, how to heat the water outside of an open flame (which could be cool on its own,…See More
Dec 20, 2022
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Dec 13, 2022
Mattgyver92 replied to Da9L's discussion Testing if a coil is "stickable"
"I've fought with this problem a lot with my homemade coils for my homemade lamps. For me, it seemed to be that the wire gauge I was using to turn into coils was a little too thick. I've switched to a higher-gauge 316 stainless spring steel…"
Dec 9, 2022
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Coming next year: The Lava Lair YouTube Channel.

I'm making a YouTube channel for all my projects and build voicovers. Mostly my custom designed concrete lava lamps (all open source), but also anything else that would befit a supervillian lair. Supersized board games, mid-century designs for lighting and furniture, 3D printing / laser cutting projects, and more weird lava stuff. You'll likely also see my two cats (Siegfried & Roy) often.Current schedule is to launch before the end of next year with a few build videos. I will still be…See More
Dec 3, 2022
Mattgyver92 commented on Arne's photo
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"Hmm. It doesn't eventually settle and clump up at the bottom?"
Oct 4, 2022
Mattgyver92 commented on Arne's photo
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"I'm going to try using some oleic acid (may need to make ammonium oleate soap) as a surfactant for some mica to see if it helps prevent it from clumping (or helps it recirculate easier). Gotta see if it binds with the paraffin/PERC/LP first."
Oct 4, 2022
Mattgyver92 commented on Arne's photo
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"Is this a homebrew mix? It looks SHINY. Looks great."
Oct 2, 2022
Arne replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Help with my recipe/balance?
"I have found that often my problem was not to be patient enough. when filling the masterfluid into the bottle small air bubble sometimes get trapped especially with high density MF for metallic/glitterball lamps but it also happens with normal MF.…"
Aug 19, 2022
MacRanium replied to Mattgyver92's discussion Help with my recipe/balance?
"I usually get frustrated and end up buying a bunch of Claude's wax. I have 2 globes running my own recipe and it took weeks to get them right. Weighing everything and writing it all down and storing vats of bad batches. That's the routine."
Aug 19, 2022

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Something Interesting About Me:
Professionally, I specialize in architectural rendering, visualization, graphics, and design. For hobbies, you can do a lot with a laser cutter, 3D printer, and a few woodworking tools in the garage. I've built a suitcase with an arcade inside, night vision goggles, collect mech watches (even built a few of those), and now design my own lava lamps.
Where I Live:
Southern Indiana
My First Lava Lamp was:
Schylling Blue/Yellow lamp
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
5
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
USSR 'Rocket' Lava Lamp. I love the interesting design with the top/bottom connected with support rods, angular feet (like a lunar lander), and straight form.
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://instructables.com

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At 9:55pm on August 7, 2022, Purplicious said…

Hey, I received an email last night featuring your cement lava lamp. Nice job on your instructable. 

At 5:37pm on May 21, 2022, Arne said…

Hey I just read that you built a suitcase with an arcade inside. Vey Cool! What hardware did you use? For years I had the idea of buildin an N64 into a suitcase of the size made to fit vinyl lp's inside and I had a hard time finding a monitor which would fit inside, not cost much and run on 12 volts or less. In the end I sold the n64 with all the games but I sort of regret it.

At 12:04pm on April 28, 2022, Claude J said…

yes this forum layout takes a bit of a learning curve compared to others

At 11:52am on April 28, 2022, Claude J said…

Welcome to OG
Love indestructible website BTY

 
 
 

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