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Let's make some magic!

You are about to make your own 02Noctambula. You’ll learn how to create a circuit from a tetra pak packaging, making it functional with the addition of other components

Time of completion: 30 minutes

Do you need the Noctambula kit?

Soon we will release a kit with all the components you need to build your own Noctambula!


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01. Get ready

Ready to go! Get all the necessary tools and material to make your 02Noctambual DIY:

to start the tutorial, you need to download the instructions




  • 1x empty Tetra Pak (the bigger the better)
  • 2x 3-legged pins
  • 3x LED
  • 2x AA Batteries
  • magnets (2 cylindrical and 1 rectangular)


Ruler, Pen, Cutter, Compass, Pencil, Paper clip, Candle


02. Getting your materials ready

Start by cleaning your brik with water and a sponge. Using the cutter or the scissors, cut the top and bottom of the brik and flatten the middle section so you get a flat sheet of Tetra Pak about the size of an A4. Wipe it with a cloth and make sure there’s no residue on the surface. Let it dry.

A big brick will give you more flat surface and a better end resutl!

03. Draw & Cut the shape

Start by tracing the silhouette following the PDF drawings, cut it from the tetrapack sheet. pick the best spot for the square, it will become the front side of your lamp!


Make sure the thermosealed seam is at the bottom!

04. Carve the alu layer

Mark the center of the upper square, trace the bottom left diagonal until the corner. Point a compass in the centre, trace all the outer circle.

Don’t cut through these marks!
Just mark them with the tip of your cutter without completely cutting through the material.


The two smaller cirles should be traced leaving an empty aera on the bottom centre sector.

05. Cut

Following the cut lines shown in pdf, mark and cut all  the details of the lamp.

06. Peel

Using the tip of the cutter, lift up the aluminium foil contained between the inner circles. It should reveal the paper layer under the aluminium foil.


This will create 2 separate paths on your circuit, one for each pole.

07. Open the contacts

To open the contacts, gently scrape and melt the top plastic surface on the marked areas following the directions.
You can use a low temperature soldering iron or alternatively use a candle to heating up a paper clip as in the pictures.
This will uncover the aluminium layer and allow electricity to flow between components


Practice on a leftover bit of tetra pak before marking your circuit.

08. Place the pins

Place 2 three legged pins on the ‘ears’. Make sure they pierce through the whole material, then flip the shape and place the two circular magnets on the back of the pins.



09. Place the leds

Make your leds come in and out of the holes.

Make sure all + legs are installed in the outer side, and then match it with the battery + and – .


Mind the LEDs polarity!
Your LEDs have two legs. Longer one is + Shorter is –

Once everything is in place, you can check it the LEDs turns on; don’t worry if the flickr or not turn on at all, adjust all the components until the circuit works!

10. Assemble

Congratulations! You’ve just made a circuit.
Now follow the building instructions to transform it into a beautiful lamp!



11. Diffuser

To diffuse the light from the leds, find a piece of paper (better if oven paper or tracing paper) and cut a disk of 85mm diameter, cut also the radius line (from the centre to the edge); then push it in until it locks under the three V

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