Previously, I made a homebrew
EL wire driver to be used with a LilyPad Arduino
(http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LilyPad-EL-Wire-Dress/). We at Electric Stitches
(and with the help of iNMOJO
) designed and made a pretty snappy looking sewable
EL Driver available here: http://bit.ly/q4DnXP. The board, used in tandem with the LilyPad, will give you control of the EL wire and allow you to flash and fade the strands of light in response to any input to the LilyPad. And, with a bit of code, you can create beautiful patterns and illuminated lines as you strut your wearable down the street!
As this is an OSHW board please feel free to download the designs from: http://electricstitches.com/
EL Wire can be dangerous and can give you a mild shock. We have taken an extra step and added conformal epoxy coating to help prevent unintended shocks