Sound-Activated and Light-Up Accessories

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Introduction: Sound-Activated and Light-Up Accessories

About: I'm a senior at Harvey Mudd in Claremont California. This past summer I worked at Make Magazine. I love working out and eating well, and I enjoy concocting healthy recipes for not-so-healthy dishes (though u...
I made some EL-wire scarves as Christmas presents several years ago. They both have 'sound activated drivers', which means they light up according to ambient sound intensity.

The jacket and hat I made for my high-school's Winter Formal dance.

The mesh tank-top I made for a Deadmau5 concert in October 2011. This one also has a sound activated driver, so it throbs along with the music.

Here's a video of a scarf in action:

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    this looks really cool, I would love to see more detailed documentation!

    any way you could post the schematic you used?

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    For all the projects here I just used the pre-assembled EL wire drivers you can buy with the wire. There really is no schematic!