This new pummer features even brighter LEDs than the old HexPummer, as well as stylized lantern construction.
Meet the PumLantern - a solar-charged, night-time activated light-pulsing lantern!
This kit charges all day from the SCC3733 solar cell, and pumms the four ultra-mega-super-bright LEDs to cast artistic silhouettes against the walls of the lantern. The LEDs themselves are a random grab of white, blue, red, orange and green.
Like the HexPummer, this is a build-it-yourself kit. Basic electronics assembly is needed for the Pummer circuit, and the shell slides/snaps together with little effort.
You can pick your own art set for the PumLantern (see the above image gallery) and what color matboard you would like it made of.
Note that this video shows off the old HexPummer circuitry instead of the new PumLantern. They're both pretty similar, except the new design is much brighter!
Would you like to try your hand at making your own Lantern? We've published the PumLantern outline file that we use to laser-cut our own lanterns (you might try using a sharp knife) as a Creative-Commons 2.5 Attribution-Share Alike license. Do what you please with it, just don't forget to relay along where it came from! See the resources tab for several file formats to pick from.