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Project Name VidjaHack
Contact User:Polyfloyd
Status abandoned
Budget 1000
Fabric Length (meter)

Hacking the IKEA VIDJA lamp with remote controlled RGB bulbs and dichroic film

1 Ikea Vidja € 40
6 Bulb € 5
1 Swimming cap € 2
1 Waterproof power cord € 4
x Dichroic film € 0 (from bulk order)

± € 75,- / piece

Vidja's are also available second hand where they sell for about € 20,-

  • Budget: € 1000
  • floor(€ 1000 / € 75) = 13
  • floor(€ 1000 / € 55) = 18


  • TODO: Other teams needed?
  • TODO: Permits required?
  • TODO: Power in watts?
  • TODO: Network? Private network required?


  • Got Vidja lamp from Ikea, ordered RGB bulbs from Ali for testing
  • 2022-03-27 Partially assembled Vidja with RGB bulbs. They work well, the bulbs react to their IR through dichroic film but they do get rather hot
  • TODO: Buildlog...

Howto: Prepare

  • TODO: Is there a part in the preparation process that can be performed in parallel by a group of volunteers?
  • TODO: Do volunteers require a specific set of skills?
  • TODO: How many volunteers over how many hours are required?
  • TODO: Is the preparation bound to a specific location?
  • TODO: How much space is required to store the project before it is moved to the event site?

TODO: Describe the manufacturing process in the highest level of detail.

Howto: Buildup

  • TODO: Where is the stuff stored?
  • TODO: Should Team Logistics be involved in moving the project to the event site?
  • TODO: How many volunteers are required?
  • TODO: How much time is required?
  • TODO: Provide instructions on how to set up the installation on the event site.

Howto: Teardown

  • TODO: Throw/give away?
  • TODO: How many volunteers are required?
  • TODO: How much time is required?
  • TODO: How much waste in cubic meters is produced?