On this instructible you will learn how to make an color changing hour glass out of EL wire.

Step 1: Puting together the structure of the hour glass, and parts list.

8 L brackets
One high toarc motar
9 volt batters
Black non glossy spray paint. 
Half inch screws
Three foot PVC piping that is at least two inches thick
2 one foot wood rounds
11 feet of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red EL Wire
gel super glue
one seqencer

Alright, first you are going to have to find a three foot tube of sor, I used a card board tube that I had just siting around but you could use a piece of PVC piping instead, second paint the rounds, then attach four of the L brackects to the PVC pipe and the round, now do the same to the other side of the pipe.

the still pictures are a little misleading, as the shutter speed is to slow to actually capture the el wire, just the light 'trail' it leaves behind. i was a little disappointed when i saw the video, but none-the-less, cool project.
well thats was kind of what I wanted to happen.
What the heck is a "sor"? I figured out that "motar" = motor and that "toarc" = torque and that a piece of PVC at least 2" thick meant at least 2" diameter but I just don't get this part of the riddle.
I think he means 'sorts', as in "find a three foot tube of sorts" (either cardboard or PVC).
Many years ago playing around EL wires, my friends found out that cheap one time cameras with flash can be used as power suply for EL wires. The curcuit that charges the capacitor for the flash, is high voltage. Beware of long time damage to EL wire because of over voltage. Most photo shops will give you used cameras for free. :)
wow, cool.Thanks for the info.
Very nice, but if you can edit, "motor" is spelled as so. Still, very creative stuff.
really cool!
Nice video !
You know it would awesome if you could put sections of EL in rings on the inside and program it so they turn on and off, making it show time too.
Interesting idea.
This is cool, but it would be even more impressive if you embedded the video into the intro.<br /> <br /> To do that, post the video on youtube or another site. Then edit the intro step and click on the little filmstrip icon. Paste the embed code and it&#39;ll go in.<br />
Lol. You must just copy/paste this comment now, huh?
Actually, no. It's faster for me to type it up than find it, copy it, and paste it.
Thanks I was wondering how I do that.
When I see this, I'm just glad I didn't buy the EL wire :) ... I had the same - kind of similar - idea :) ... I just wanted to ad one side to a motor and a weight on the other side. Then hang the motor on the roof ... and with different speed create a different patterns. Your instructable is very close to this ... nice job.

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