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GLIMMER MAGIC LIGHT WAND

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GLIMMER is a Wand originally developed as a conductors baton
to be visible to musicians in a darkened nativity stage performance.   

You need to know .. how to solder electric wires  .. in order to make this light wand.

This Instructable is Fun to make and Fun to use !
 
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Step 2: HOW WELL IS IT VISIBLE

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Observe the wand in brief use in a darkened room.

Step 3: READY THE PLEX LIGHT TUBE

Simply seal a plexiglass tube at one end, then slide the EL wire into it, 
  1. Take a 15" length of  plexiglass 1/4" tubing and heat gun seal one end.
  2. Strip off the last 3/4" of the filtered yellow EL wire to reveal the base blue light wire
  3. Insert the Electro Luminescent wire into the plexiglass tube for a fitting.
  4. Now is a good time to Test your EL wire tube using your one AA cell inverter.

Step 4: WAND HOLDER CLASP

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BEGIN TO ATTACH THE PLEX TUBE TO THE HANDLE
  • Start with a 3/8" round copper pipe coupler ( joiner )
  • An .062" thick double sided PCB  1" wide and  3¾"  long.
  • Cut two slots into the PCB to hold the copper coupler. 
  • Solder the coupler to both sides and clean up the rosin.
  • Drill a 3/8" hole for later ease of later wiring.
Forn19901 year ago
Wow nice, i'm telling my friend to make a pair! c: looks great!
iceng (author)  Forn19901 year ago
Great,  It should be easy for you.

I used yellow because it is the color your eye is most sensitive to.
The blue is the base color for all ELighting as far as I know.

For speed .. in time for Halloween .. if you don't mind a bit larger handle
epoxy the plex rod next to the inverter and forget my step #5 nonsense.

Have a great one :-)

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ChrysN1 year ago
Nice, looks great with the blue at the end. Kind of looks like a light saber too.
iceng (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thanks.:-)

As far as I know this is an Original concept.

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bajablue iceng1 year ago
Just like you! ;-)
iceng (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Great reply, from another one ! :-)

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