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I had a bunch of EL wire left over from another project, and I wasn't really sure what to do with it. So I thought to myself, hey, cram it all in a jar! So that's what I did. I soldered all of my EL wire into one strand, made a power backpack that powers an EL wire driver from a pair of 9V batteries, and wrapped the strand around the inside of the jar.
 
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Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts
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The parts you'll need are:
EL wire (I only used blue and white because that's what I had on hand, if I was building this from scratch I probably would use a bunc of different colors) (A good source for high-end wire is elwirepros.com, but eBay has some fairly good lengths of EL wire with free drivers super cheaply)
EL wire driver (make sure it's rated for the length of the strand)
Two 9V batteries
Pushbutton
Glass jar
12V voltage regulator
Assorted soldering supplies, wire, heat-shrink tubing, etc.
cool idea , i'll have to try this sometime, I,m thinking half a dozen colors...
Vlorbschnat (author)  Lectric Wizard2 years ago
I definitely think it would be cool with a bunch of colors, I just made mine with the blue and white scrap I had around.
cool! when I first saw the thumbnail I thought it looked like a long exposure photograph of a jar of fireflies