As you folks know by now, I am a Geek (and proud of it)
who has added a computer to my car;
Today I am going to show you how to take EL panel from a tee shirt
and convert it and install on your car as a EL Bumper sticker
and geek out your ride.
I predict that EL bumper stickers will become popular in a year or two
WOW - Gizmoto featured me!
I'm being picked up by alot of tech blogs!
Step 1: The Materials
(best price $19 with free shipping) www.bestofferbuy.com/WiFi-Detector-Shirt-Size-XXL-p-26584.html
you also need some double stick tape for fabric (sold at craft shops)
a 12v to 5v USB car adapter and some industrial double stick foam tape
(we ALL have that already!)
12v access in the back of your car (ignition switched power is best)
The design is animated, and shows Wi-Fi signal around the area
the less wi-fi the less bars display, also no wi-fi will turn the tower icon off
Here is a link to the shirt animated
Step 2: Building the Power Supply (part 1)
compartment and incorporating a 12v to 5v Power converter (any USB power outlet will do)
adding leads to attach to my tail lights (so it lights up only at night)
Here is the case opened up (Picture 2)
I removed the EL power supply (Picture 3)
and snaked the 5v power leads into the battery compartment (picture 4)