EL Wire Jacket




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Introduction: EL Wire Jacket

About: I make all kinds of stuff, but I most enjoy projects involving electronics, audio, and a good helping of absurdity.

I took a workshop on EL wire at a local hackerspace, and this is what I created. It is five feet of El wire hand-sewn  on a jacket. Tada!

Picture notes isn't working so here's what I meant to say:
Picture one: the stitching is a bit messy, but not visible from afar.
Picture two: View of full design glowing
Pictures three and four: Unlit wire on jacket. The driver goes in the pocket.
Picture five: Anonymity is my middle name. Sort of. Also, my name is not Ernst.



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    Thanks! I wore it around today and got some good reactions.

    Really? That's awesome!

    Oddly enough, many people thought I have sewn glow sticks to my jacket. I understand that not many people know about EL wire, but that seems like a strange guess. The people who thought that they were glow sticks were nice and complimented my jacket, so I just briefly explained EL wire.

    Very nice of you! I'm hoping to see an instructable on it.