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Lughnasadh 2007
Project Name

Renée Rigdon (photo)

Anarchist's Nightlight

It has lights.
Bright lights.
Brighter that bright.
In the night.
The lights.
Are bright.

And dangerous.
Because this might be a fire hazard.
We donít know.

concept by Renée Rigdon
execution by Matt Rigdon

Suggested Plotting

Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffmen


Rrrrgh . . . . Brains . . . .
Click here for definitions of difficulty levels.

Finished Measurements

15.5" x 12.5"


  • 15.5"x12.5" USPS Express shipping box, or desired size box
  • Black spray paint (it looks silver, we swear it's black)
  • 100ct string of clear patio lights, or smaller string if working with a smaller design
  • US 5 knitting needle
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Two sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper
  • Low tack tape

Project Notes

ACHTUNG: This project may not be very safe, as we donít know how hot the lights inside the box will get. It looks awesome, so hopefully you wonít be tempted to leave it unattended anyway.


Project Name

Renée Rigdon (photo)
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1. In a well-ventilated area (preferably outside), fully spray paint the box, and let dry. You may need to apply two coats; it's up to you.

2. Tape two sheets of paper together, then sketch your desired design onto the paper.

3. Mark points at 1"` intervals where you will be placing holes through the paper and box.

4. Tape your sketched design to the box.

5. Starting with the knitting needle, poke holes at the marked points on the paper through the box.

6. Remove paper and enlarge holes with the pencil.

7. Working from inside the box, push a patio light through each hole, storing the excess lights in the box itself.

8. Tape box shut, leaving enough cord outside the box to attach to the wall outlet or an extension cord.


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