the makeglow template
The Make Glow template is designed to fit within an 18in x 24in of cardboard piece. The template is so designed to minimise the number of individual pieces that need to be cut out in order to create the lantern structure. As with the Make Glow template, only one piece of cardboard needs to be cut out and folded. The geometry of the template is simple with straight lines, some slants and slots. It doesn't have complex shapes in it, thus, making it easy for anybody to cut the shape with an x-acto knife.
Ease of assembly
The Make Glow structure is designed in such a way that it is easy to assemble. The single piece of cardboard cut out using the template is folded to create the outer structure. The folds are intuitive and can be easily done. The cardboard needs to be scored along the fold lines for achieving perfect folds. The lantern structure is secured with two paper fasteners that connect two flaps on the sides of the lamp.
the slant in the head of the lantern
The lantern structure is designed to maximise light distribution. The slanted head of the lantern holds the LED lights. This slant ensures better light distribution. Also, the solar panel placed at the top face of the slanted/tilted portion ensures that the sun's energy is captured best when placed outdoors/ by the windows.