Introduction: EL Backlit Apple Logo
Recently I published a wildly successful instructable on making your own electroluminescent bumper
sticker www.instructables.com/id/ElectroLuminescent-Bumper-Sticker/ But I noticed that it made my
Plain old Apple logo look like well, just that a plain old sticker.
So this instructable is on how to EL back-light a Apple (or any logo) for that matter.
Step 1: Stuff You Need
1 - 4" Fiskars sizzors (for cutting the EL panel)
1 - EL Panel (look at the .pdf)
1 - Jar Brush-on Electrical Tape
1 - Apple Sticker (or any logo)
- 5"x6" EL Panel Sheet Pad Back Light Display Backlight W : eBay Motors (item 280465471088 end time Feb-24-10 13:00:55 PST).pdf
Step 2: Building the Display
Using the 5" x 7" panel I bought from eBay (details on it in the .pdf)
I put The Apple logo on the panel (The logo is adhesive backed) and using the sizzors
cut the shape out, leaving the two electrical pins sticking out the bottom
Step 3: Using the Liquid Electrical Tape
I used a nail polish brush, but any fine artist brush will do, I filled in the spots by the green stem as
well as the bottom of the apple with the liquid. I was heavier with the coats on the bottom where the
Step 4: The (almost) Finished Product
I also used a white apple logo to make a second one, (both will be mounted in my car)
The picture of the logo when lit really doesn't come out well - Im hoping one its mounted
it will show up better for the camera.
You can see the Liquid electrical tape on the stem and the Base
Step 5: The Finished Product
I will take pictures of this mounted in my car and post them as well,
But this gives you a idea what it looks like.
Image #1 - The white apple (powered on)
Image #2 - The Multi colored (old logo) Apple (powered on)
Image #2 - The Multi colored (old logo) Apple (powered off)