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EL Wire Fairy Wings

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Step 18: Wear Your Wings and Expansions

Wear your creation to any gathering! They're a huge hit at raves.

Some ways to add more:

Feel free to design in 3-D. My easier wings curve away from my body.

Go crazy with your design! The more creative the better, and the more likely you are to blow people's minds. For example, I just found this awesome instructable for crocheted fairy wings. It would be awesome to make and then add wire all over the design.

If you have more circuit skills, don't let them go to waste and don't settle for a simple "On" and "Off." There are two different ways to do make it more interesting. You can use triacs and a 555 timer to make it strobe. You could also use triacs, a  microcontroller and several different strands of color for a light show! In my case, I could use some PWM (the analog pins for the Arduino fans out there) to add a flicker or a pulse for better looking fire. (see: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=130)
 
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