The Eliza Instructions finally…..

Here are the instructions for making a one wavelength Eliza.

Download instructions for a 1-wavelength Eliza

Download the things you will need for your DIY Eliza.

Making an Eliza isn’t difficult, but it is a fiddly process and takes quite a few hours.

Be brave and give it a go.

Let me know if there are things that need to be clarified.

I’d love to see photos of your Eliza.

DIY Red Light Hat – the things you need

  • Bucket
  • Small plastic lid
  • Small piece of rigid plastic
  • DC 12v power plug connector/adaptor (female) for LED strips
  • LED strip connector
  • Red LED strip – 5 metre roll
  • Foil “fabric”
  • Aluminum multiseal tape
  • Small cable ties
  • Piece of sponge, 20cm x 20cm x ~1.cm depth. In inches, 8” x 8” x ½-¾ inch
  • 12 volt power plug, 1.5-2 amps.

Click here for more information about the things you need.

Tools

  • Sharp pointed knife
  • Sharp scissors
  • Small screwdrivers
  • Wire cutters can be useful

To come:

Instructions for making a one wavelength Eliza, a bucket red light hat are underway. They will be published as a document rather than as blog posts.

 

 

 

 

The ideal bucket for your Eliza

  • Plastic – not too thin as these can split when you cut them.
  • Internal diameter at the top around 260mm (~10.5 inches). Definitely no less than 240mm (~9.5 inches) and no more than 300mm (~12inches).
    Bucket diameter
  • Straight sides. Well, straight-ish sidesBucket straight sides
  • Depth of around 190mm (~7.5 inches). If you can find one of that depth, then you are saved a lot of cutting and fiddling. If you can only find buckets that are much deeper than that, like the one in the pic above, then brace yourself for some cutting and fiddling.
  • Colour of your choice. If it is close to Christmas, red could be nice.

The ideal bucket for your Eliza

  • Plastic – not too thin as these can split when you cut them.
  • Internal diameter at the top around 260mm (~10.5 inches). Definitely no less than 240mm (~9.5 inches) and no more than 300mm (~12inches).
    Bucket diameter
  • Straight sides. Well, straight-ish sidesBucket straight sides
  • Depth of around 190mm (~7.5 inches). If you can find one of that depth, then you are saved a lot of cutting and fiddling. If you can only find buckets that are much deeper than that, like the one in the pic above, then brace yourself for some cutting and fiddling.
  • Colour of your choice. If it is close to Christmas, red could be nice.