How to Create Fire From a Pair of Eyeglasses


How to Create Fire From a Pair of Eyeglasses

Dr. Kiki creates fire from a pair of glasses, Moujan transforms an empty wine bottle into a lamp and Heather reveals an underground band who hails from Tokyo!

The Gist

Story #1: Ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne is transforming a building into a musical instrument! Read more here
Get all the details on this project and how you can participate on David Byrne's blog


Story #2: 570,000 cigarette-selling vending machines in Japan are being prepared to identify underage smokers by counting wrinkles on their faces! Read more here.

Story #3: Three teenagers in a small town north of Houston were arrested for using a skull as a bong! Read more here.

Rad Science: The Science of Eyeglasses and Fire

Learn more about the how eyeglasses create fire and other totally rad science on Dr. Kiki's blog.

Sarah's Tricks:

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Remix: Transform an empty bottle into a fancy mood lamp


1. Empty bottle (ex: wine bottle)

2. LED push light

3. 9 - 10 Cardboard of cork coasters

4. Epoxy glue

5. Knife or Scissors


1. Empty the bottle!

2. Trace your LED light on a coaster and cut out a hole, using scissor or knife. Cut enough coasters to cover the height of LED light.

3. Place the cut coasters over 2 or 3 non-cut coasters. Glue it all together.

4. Place the LED light inside the coaster hole.

5. Place your bottle over your LED light.


Inspired by: Instructables

The Fringe:

Devo-inspired New Wave Synthpop Punk Band, Polysics Visit their official site.