I am currently building my first project with the Arduino, an ethernet-based Ambient Orb clone. It's going great, but I need a casing of some sort for it now
At Ikea, there is: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10096375
which is fairly nice and cheap, but it's huge and I don't want to have to go to Ikea!
I'm looking for something smaller like the Ambient Orb thing or their beacon device:
There's plenty of mathmos-style lamps out there which look great, but are quite expensive since they have a light source etc. in them. How hard can it be to find a simple empty opaque piece of glass that you can put things inside?