Pdf template of Disco Ball for paper or cardboard assembly. Use silver or reflective paper. Hang the paper disco ball in a well-lit area and enjoy the reflective, disco-ball effect!
The history of the disco ball
The disco ball, also known as the mirror ball, is an iconic object associated with the disco era of the 1970s. Its history can be traced back to the 19th century when the use of mirrors and reflective materials in entertainment became popular. The first known instance of a disco ball-like object was a device called the “mirrored ball” or “light ball” used in the 1897 production of the opera “Cendrillon” in Paris, France.
In the 1920s and 1930s, ballrooms began to use rotating mirrored balls to reflect light and create a dazzling effect. These early versions of the disco ball were typically made from small mirrors attached to a central sphere and rotated using a motor.
The disco ball as we know it today became popular in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in the disco clubs that were emerging in cities like New York and Los Angeles. These disco balls were typically larger in size, with more mirrors and motorized rotation. The effect of the spinning ball reflecting light and creating a shimmering atmosphere became synonymous with the disco era.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the popularity of disco declined, but the disco ball remained an iconic symbol of the era. Today, it continues to be used in various forms of entertainment, including nightclubs, concerts, and even weddings. The modern disco ball has evolved to include LED lights, programmable patterns, and other features, but the basic design remains the same: a rotating sphere covered in mirrors that creates a mesmerizing effect of light and movement.
The digital PDF template is ready for printing. To assemble the model, you need to print this file on thick A4/Letter paper or cardboard. If you need other sizes, please let me know.
1) Manual (PDF). Also the universal manual is at the link.
2) Template (PDF).
For personal use only. More details are at the link.