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Flexible Aluminum Electroluminescent Display - No Transparent Conductor Needed

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video Flexible Aluminum Electroluminescent Display - No Transparent Conductor Needed
How to make a flexible display with aluminum foil, EL phosphors and a simple electrolytic etching bath.
Jake Turner1 month ago

I'll be trying my hand at this soon Jeri, I have a lot of ideas for custom EL displays and can't afford to simply cut up EL panels into what I need. Would you care to watch a video of mine and give me some feedback? In it, I demonstrate 100hz-reactive EL ribbon on a top hat with audio input processed by Arduino, using a resistor-capacitor filter to isolate the 100hz audio band, an LM386 IC to create the line level voltage, and a transistor to switch the EL supply on and off. Crude, but effective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBboYlzd4CM

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urijiii2 months ago

какойто развод...........показать показала а попробовать не даёт...........

RubikAdams2 months ago

Where I can buy the kind of white sand? that you add at the end.

And congratulations for the projects and the technical illusions!!

And one more thing i want this idea to the next level i need the assistance how many watts the layer per cm square is consumed? and how can the brightness of light can improved????
Very nice efforts what are the other alternative illuminating ink please let me know... thanks... oh i like positive approach of seeing thinks !!!!
That offers so many possibilities, and your use of an erstwhile warning sticker is resonating with me. This along with EL wire might be a suitable means to offer low/no-light guidence, and since there is current flow it could be tested for my automated devices as well.

Bravo, very well done.
Geek++3 years ago
This is so kewl that it forced me to get an account just so I could tell you that. lol Awesome stuff!
this should also work with an ultrasound cleaner to porate the aluminium.
not as well but just takes a bit longer.

-A
LemurX3 years ago
Dielectric Ink = Dielectric Grease? :o
SUPER LIKE!
Ma3oud3 years ago
where is the video??
bijikenyot3 years ago
hei..the video is already gone

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This is so cool! I have got to try and make something with that electroluminescent phosphorous!
Please tell me, where can you get it?!
angel912503 years ago
Good job.
Does it require high voltage AC supply?
She said 20V limited to 1A.
NONONO...What you said is electrolysis(video 1:05). But what I want to know is...how could she make it emit light(video 2:10)?
No, that's just for the etching. For actually powering it, I'm pretty sure it uses a HV AC power supply.
About 100v AC at about 1000hz.
hogtowner3 years ago
That is just the COOLEST thing I have been e-mailed in a long time!!!
dacker3 years ago
A fantastic example of true science, turning a failure into something new, useful, and creative.

Like Post-It notes, microwaves for cooking, Teflon, and penicillin.

How about a bill of materials and suggested sources?
markhutch3 years ago
Do you have a supplier address for the dielectric insulator. And exactly what should we be googling for? dielectric insulator comes up with a gazillion types - yours looked like a paste of some sort?
loqwan3 years ago
Nice work, very cool.
mandanao3 years ago
Really a nice and clever design, compliments!

How much we had to wait for an Instructable concerning such a nice project?

I had some some difficulties to understand spoken English, sorry!

(And please accept my apologies for my horrible written English,too...)
Helder4u3 years ago
You are very illuster :-)
atlantica3 years ago
Is there anything so attractive as an intelligent woman with a sexy voice? Brilliant project.
CameronSS3 years ago
Jeri, you need to start including links back here on the videos! I saw this on YouTube yesterday but had completely forgotten you were on Ibles, too!

Very nice, by the way. I'm hoping for more porous aluminum foil projects.
barrem013 years ago
Very impressive.

Can you list some sources where the materials you used can be obtained?
Highly enlightening project, well done!
twighahn3 years ago
one could use this to make a ghost at holloween
that so cool nice project
tng1701e3 years ago
Jeri you are so Amazing!!! Will you marry me? :)
Very impressive!
Can you give me an hint were i can get EL phosphors?
kenchato3 years ago
You are great! xD
DIY-Guy3 years ago
Such a positive attitude with a catalyst of pure creativity!
Wondering, would aluminum window screen work also? It has holes....
thats awesome what if you made a 5X5 poster with that. it would be so cool
mossDboss3 years ago
could you just mix conductive powder (I am assuming the foil is the conductive material needed) with the phosphorous material.
Very illuminating!
robot7973 years ago
that is soooo coool
Culturespy3 years ago
Wow Jeri,

you're doing such cool stuff!
omnibot3 years ago
Cool!