Introduction: How to Make a Color Changing EL Wire Hour Glass!
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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
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.
Step 2: Adding the Motor.
Now drill a hole in the center of the round the size of the motor. Next stick some super glue in the hole and place motor in side and let dry. Also what I did is that I hooked up a switch and 9 volt battery.
Note: DO NOT DO WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES IT WAS A FAILED IDEA SO I COMPENSATED
Step 3: Adding the Five Colors of EL Wire
Now comes the last and final part of building the EL Wire color changing hour glass. Once you have the five colors of EL wire which are Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, then attach them starting on the side of the wood round, then attach to the middle of the PVC pipe then attach the EL Wire around the bottom wood round. When attaching the EL Wire I used super glue in gel form. Last attach the EL wire to a seqencer and light it up.
Note: It took anywhere from 10-11 feet total of EL Wire.
Step 4: Pictures and Video of EL Wire Color Changing Hour Glass in Action!
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