Instructables: exploring - technology - el-wire - el http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:52:24 PST BLOX v1.01 Glow in Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-Style/
Glow in Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/M4MC/I2F1XWWY/FPGM4MCI2F1XWWY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/M4MC/I2F1XWWY/FPGM4MCI2F1XWWY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/M4MC/I2F1XWWY/FPGM4MCI2F1XWWY.SMALL.jpg ryan.anderson.mba I confess, I'm an EL Wire addict. I add it to anything I can think of for any occasion. While getting ready for a cruise over the summer that had a formal night, I thought it would be a great idea to add EL wire to a suit and vest to stand out from the crowd. There are lots of tutorials about usi...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:33:35 PST
Animated EL Wire Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-EL-Wire-Sign/
Animated EL Wire Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SMALL.jpg makeict MakeICT was the recipient of an EL (electroluminescent wire) kit from Instructables and coolneon.com in January 2014. We decided that our most pressing need was a sign to direct people to our door. We meet bi-weekly and it took 7 sessions to create the sign in its current state. About halfway thr...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:17:55 PDT
Blinking el wire Bike Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-el-wire-Bike-Lights/
Blinking el wire Bike Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SMALL.jpg sf49ers This is my first el wire project (like I'll have a second, lol). I  hope I'm not the only one thinking my bike looks like a tron bike, lol! Getting Started What you need:  -3m el wire (I used blue)- RadioShack- $9.99 on clearance  -Battery powered inverter for el wire, tape, or panel- ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:36:34 PDT
Omnidirectional Signaling with EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Omnidirectional-Signaling-with-EL-Wire/
Omnidirectional Signaling with EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SMALL.jpg hydrotron The objective of this Instructable is to create an EL Wire beacon / indicator. EL Wire, or Electroluminescent wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when AC current is applied to it.  Tools required - Pliers - Knife or scissors - flexible plastic hosing (I always knew it as th...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:30:25 PST
Electro Luminescent (EL) Keystone XL Pipeline http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-Luminescent-EL-Keystone-XL-Pipeline/
Electro Luminescent (EL) Keystone XL Pipeline - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/4609/HR3EO6D5/FUO4609HR3EO6D5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/4609/HR3EO6D5/FUO4609HR3EO6D5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/4609/HR3EO6D5/FUO4609HR3EO6D5.SMALL.jpg jdeboi This Instructable walks you through the process of creating a 10 ft Keystone XL pipeline with a glowing electro luminescent (EL) wire #NoKXL sign.  The total cost of this project is about $70. Materials Pipeline 2, 10'' x 5' aluminum air ducts - Home Depot ($14 each) 1 can of spray paint pr...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:26:49 PST
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Easy-Foam-Board-Logos-and-Words-for-all-sk/
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SMALL.jpg edmondslibrarian El Wire is awesome! However the majority of common El Wire uses require sewing skills. Sewing is not a skill commonly possessed by school age users any more. This Instructable seeks to offer an alternative to sewing: Foam board. This instructable seeks to introduce beginning users to El Wire with a...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:54:23 PST
EL Wire Cowboy Boots http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Cowboy-Boots/
EL Wire Cowboy Boots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura This EL Wire Cowboy Boot Project is probably the coolest wearable technology piece I have made to date, although LED Shoulder Pads is a close second still. EL Wire is probably one of the most inspiring materials I have worked with in a long time. It has so much potential to make anything awesomer ...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:44:01 PST
El Wire Clothing - Comfortable, Durable, Washable http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Clothing-Comfortable-Durable-Washable/
El Wire Clothing - Comfortable, Durable, Washable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SMALL.jpg ColonialViper El wire is a great material for lighting clothing, but poses a few problems for long term use and wear.  While using it on outerwear and accessories sometimes eliminates the need for serious washing of the material, opting for other types of clothing can limit re usability.  If you want an article o...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 01:20:41 PST
EL Wire Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Driver/
EL Wire Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/R15O/HPCWW2BX/FKRR15OHPCWW2BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/R15O/HPCWW2BX/FKRR15OHPCWW2BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/R15O/HPCWW2BX/FKRR15OHPCWW2BX.SMALL.jpg querry43 This is my self-contained and programmer el wire sequencer. I plan to use it in many projects, but it is currently lighting up my christmas tree. Electronics: EL Sequencer EL Inverter Rotary Potentiometer - 4.7k Ohm, Linear Wall Adapter Power Supply - 12VDC 600mA FTDI Cable 5V ...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:56:04 PST
TV Glow http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Glow/
TV Glow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SMALL.jpg enque This project details how to make a diffused light display out of electroluminescent, or "EL", panels and an old cathode ray tube television. For this project I wanted to recreate the glow of a television without the dynamic and distracting snow. To do this I hollowed out the internals of an old CRT...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:41:47 PST
Easy And Cheap Guitar Light Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-And-Cheap-Guitar-Light-Mod/
Easy And Cheap Guitar Light Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/CSOD/HNSDYL6Q/F9FCSODHNSDYL6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/CSOD/HNSDYL6Q/F9FCSODHNSDYL6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/CSOD/HNSDYL6Q/F9FCSODHNSDYL6Q.SMALL.jpg mulrich125 Hey guys here is my entry in the make it glow contest, it's simple and easy but definitely turns heads :) enjoy! Materials: Alright there are only a couple of things we need to get before we can start,A guitar with a pick guard (I'm using one I'm in the process of building now)About 2m or 6 feet...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 16:53:19 PST
Glowing EL Wire Jacket! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-EL-Wire-Jacket/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VXBG/HN6BSYRD/FUQVXBGHN6BSYRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VXBG/HN6BSYRD/FUQVXBGHN6BSYRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VXBG/HN6BSYRD/FUQVXBGHN6BSYRD.SMALL.jpg Matt Carl A quick and easy EL wire jacket! This can be used for a Halloween costume, safety while riding a bike, or just style points! Will only require about an hour of time and minimal sewing skills. Let me know if you have any questions!  Materials List: EL Wire (can find anywhere online) Sewing ...
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:40:13 PDT
Dimming EL wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Dimming-EL-wire/
Dimming EL wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/A3U0/HMMF94CH/FLBA3U0HMMF94CH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/A3U0/HMMF94CH/FLBA3U0HMMF94CH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/A3U0/HMMF94CH/FLBA3U0HMMF94CH.SMALL.jpg rikkkurd Electroluminescent wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor, which glows when an alternating current (100V) is applied. Unlike a LED strip it’s not a series of point but an unbroken line of visible light in all 360 degrees. The brightness of this technique is sufficient for the applica...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:34:41 PDT
Control EL Wire with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-EL-Wire-with-an-Arduino/
Control EL Wire with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/UALD/HMF6RCR9/FITUALDHMF6RCR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/UALD/HMF6RCR9/FITUALDHMF6RCR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/UALD/HMF6RCR9/FITUALDHMF6RCR9.SMALL.jpg The Electrodog Show In this instructable I will show you how to control EL Wire with an Arduino.  What you will need: EL Wire and Inverter - I recommend http://ez-el.com/ez-el-wire/10ft-ez-el-wire-3v-inverter-kit/ Arduino or any micro controller that can control a relay SPDT Micromini Relay 5V - I recommend Radio Shack...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:41:24 PDT
EZ-EL light hack http://www.instructables.com/id/EZ-EL-light-hack/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:20:04 PDT
El-wire keyboard backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/El-wire-keyboard-backlight/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/4NCY/HH2VXH8U/FD14NCYHH2VXH8U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/4NCY/HH2VXH8U/FD14NCYHH2VXH8U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/4NCY/HH2VXH8U/FD14NCYHH2VXH8U.SMALL.jpg Tkdwn Tnx to gigafide for the instructions.
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Sun, 26 May 2013 05:18:49 PDT
Full Color electroluminescent decals with El Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Full-Color-electroluminescent-decals-with-El-Panel/
Full Color electroluminescent decals with El Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/HELF/HAQ2U2Z5/F3NHELFHAQ2U2Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/HELF/HAQ2U2Z5/F3NHELFHAQ2U2Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/HELF/HAQ2U2Z5/F3NHELFHAQ2U2Z5.SMALL.jpg animes25 So there are already some instructables about el Panel, but you always need to know how to use a serigraph machine, or a vinyl cutter, there are disavantages with serigraph because if you want to have more than 2 colors you will need to make 2 screens, and is too much work if you will do only 1 deca...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 00:27:56 PST
Light up Eiffel Tower Framed Poster http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-Eiffel-Tower-Framed-Poster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/3MA2/HBBCIEA8/FPH3MA2HBBCIEA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/3MA2/HBBCIEA8/FPH3MA2HBBCIEA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/3MA2/HBBCIEA8/FPH3MA2HBBCIEA8.SMALL.jpg sd2kool4u It's a poster backed with el-panels connected to an DC to AC adapter. Adapter- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330680937588&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=230652915304&ssPageName=STRK:MERFB:IID Panel- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:42:02 PST
Make an EL Wire Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Cap/
Make an EL Wire Cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1ILP/H9G0W5RD/FO41ILPH9G0W5RD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1ILP/H9G0W5RD/FO41ILPH9G0W5RD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1ILP/H9G0W5RD/FO41ILPH9G0W5RD.SMALL.jpg Wackey Alex With the year drawing to a close and the impending apocalypse I decided to add some EL Wire to a cap for celebrations like New Year and the end of the world so my friends and family can find me in a crowd and generally look awesome. If they had caps in TRON, this is what I think they might look lik...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:26:36 PST
EL Wire VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-VU-Meter/
EL Wire VU Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/GZBE/H4AG5IXY/F9FGZBEH4AG5IXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/GZBE/H4AG5IXY/F9FGZBEH4AG5IXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/GZBE/H4AG5IXY/F9FGZBEH4AG5IXY.SMALL.jpg landonairey There are plenty of LED VU Meters out there and I'm very found of the ones like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lASJL47g-Bc. However, even though they look awesome, it does take up quite a bit of room. My idea is to control an 8 channel el wire display which will be positioned on a wall. This wi...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:03:49 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Glow in the Dark Shorts! Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/EZ-EL-Wire-Shorts/
EZ-EL Wire Glow in the Dark Shorts! Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YWV0/H3Z3KFTJ/F9LYWV0H3Z3KFTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YWV0/H3Z3KFTJ/F9LYWV0H3Z3KFTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/YWV0/H3Z3KFTJ/F9LYWV0H3Z3KFTJ.SMALL.jpg ezelwire Here is a pair of shorts decked out with EZ-EL Wire! Have fun with it, be creative, and dazzle at the next party you attend! If you like tutorials like this, get more inspiration at: https://ez-el.com/tutorials Enter coupon code INSTshorts at checkout for a discount! Materials: Translucent Thr...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:38:11 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Glow in the Dark Skateboard Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Skateboard/
EZ-EL Wire Glow in the Dark Skateboard Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/SMTC/H3QEXGZZ/F5WSMTCH3QEXGZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/SMTC/H3QEXGZZ/F5WSMTCH3QEXGZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/SMTC/H3QEXGZZ/F5WSMTCH3QEXGZZ.SMALL.jpg ezelwire Here is a skateboard decked out with EL Wire. This is a really fun DIY project, especially for skating/longboarding at night. Have fun and be creative! If you like tutorials like this, get more inspiration at http://www.ez-el.com/tutorials Enter coupon code INSTskateboard at checkout for a discoun...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:53:53 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Tutu & Shirt Step-by-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Tutu-Shirt-Step-by-Step-Tutorial/
EZ-EL Wire Tutu & Shirt Step-by-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/4O7I/H3QF5OBS/FDZ4O7IH3QF5OBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/4O7I/H3QF5OBS/FDZ4O7IH3QF5OBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/4O7I/H3QF5OBS/FDZ4O7IH3QF5OBS.SMALL.jpg ezelwire Here is a skirt decked out with EL wire. It can be used for fun events like Halloween, a night dance performance, or a party. The EL wire is attached under each layers of tulle to give a groovy look. There are different colors to create a color scheme, and the inverter is attached to the elastic was...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:54:06 PDT
Automatic Bicycle Hand-signal-triggered Indicator Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Bicycle-Hand-signal-triggered-Indicator-/
Automatic Bicycle Hand-signal-triggered Indicator Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/J6JS/H2CE6RI6/FZJJ6JSH2CE6RI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/J6JS/H2CE6RI6/FZJJ6JSH2CE6RI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/J6JS/H2CE6RI6/FZJJ6JSH2CE6RI6.SMALL.jpg gtoal I'm going to show you how to create a turn indicator for bicyclists that lights up automatically when you extend your arm to indicate a turn. It's based on a small commercially available EL panel, to which we'll add a simple tilt switch and a band so it can be worn on an arm.  If you prefer you cou...
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Mon, 21 May 2012 06:54:29 PDT
EL Wire: Daisy Chaining Different Colors http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Daisy-Chaining-Different-Colors/
EL Wire: Daisy Chaining Different Colors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/5IEC/H006CAYI/F2Z5IECH006CAYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/5IEC/H006CAYI/F2Z5IECH006CAYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/5IEC/H006CAYI/F2Z5IECH006CAYI.SMALL.jpg LegoBrickMaster7 I've been interested in trying out some EL Wire for a long time, so I finally caved in and ordered a "20 Foot Grab Bag" from thatscoolwire.com. Along with it, I made sure to order an inverter that would power about 20-25 feet of wire. While I patiently waited for my order to arrive, it became appar...
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Tue, 20 Mar 2012 01:16:32 PDT
EL Wire Cube Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Cube-Sculpture/
EL Wire Cube Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KF61/GZGBNPFP/F1PKF61GZGBNPFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KF61/GZGBNPFP/F1PKF61GZGBNPFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/KF61/GZGBNPFP/F1PKF61GZGBNPFP.SMALL.jpg nicole.allard Materials: 7x7x3/4" steel plate 10' of 3/4" square steel tubing 5 colors of el wire, each color is a single strand approximately 8ft, each color forms a "band" of parallel strands, 10 strands wide, each strand is 2.2mm thick EL Wire splitter 5-output 12 VDC EL Wire inverter capable of lighting 27-4...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:35:13 PST
El Fiasco http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Fiasco/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 20:59:36 PST
My Light Up Tron Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Light-Up-Tron-Shoes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/GU6U/GXUZN0KT/FKHGU6UGXUZN0KT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/GU6U/GXUZN0KT/FKHGU6UGXUZN0KT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/GU6U/GXUZN0KT/FKHGU6UGXUZN0KT.SMALL.jpg sd2kool4u This is pretty simple, all you have to do is buy or solder (i solder my own) some el-wire and sew it onto whatever shoes you want then connect the driver to the el-wire and your done. Pretty simple right? and please follow me on twitter @sd2kool4u
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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 12:35:06 PST
DAFT PUNK TRON (GUY-MANUEL) HELMET, WITH SUIT AND GLOVES http://www.instructables.com/id/DAFT-PUNK-TRON-GUY-MANUEL-HELMET-WITH-SUIT-AND-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/LFXO/GWKD43ZD/FUMLFXOGWKD43ZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/LFXO/GWKD43ZD/FUMLFXOGWKD43ZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/LFXO/GWKD43ZD/FUMLFXOGWKD43ZD.SMALL.jpg domtrofski Hi Guys I am going to attempt to show you how I made my Daft Punk Helmet and suit from the film Tron.  We go to a festival each year that is mainly fancy dress and this year we had an epic task of making these suits. My helmet was fashioned from a Boba Fett Helmet from start wars and 8 months and ...
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Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:56:47 PST
Love Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Gun/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:00:11 PDT
EL wire Sign board for Salon http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-wire-Sign-board-for-Salon/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/8ZFN/GRFND61Q/FR88ZFNGRFND61Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/8ZFN/GRFND61Q/FR88ZFNGRFND61Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/8ZFN/GRFND61Q/FR88ZFNGRFND61Q.SMALL.jpg slwthr Items you want : Soldering iron , solder wire , EL wires, EL wire Inverter, Heat shrink tubes , glue gun , cutter, insulation tape, wires , perspex board, Black mat Vinyl for the board EL wires and EL wire inverter bought from Ebay. Steps: first Cut your Perspex board for your board size, and pas...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:57:45 PDT
Neon Kicks - EL wire shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Pumps/
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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:30:50 PDT
DIY EL screens http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-EL-screens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/DJ9W/GN77WB7O/FERDJ9WGN77WB7O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/DJ9W/GN77WB7O/FERDJ9WGN77WB7O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/DJ9W/GN77WB7O/FERDJ9WGN77WB7O.SMALL.jpg M.Kretzer Based on information and material provided by John Sarik from the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics Manuel Kretzer led a short workshop with the CAAD MAS class 2010/11 to produce selfmade electroluminescent displays as an introduction to a larger EL project.  necessary equipment -...
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Wed, 4 May 2011 04:21:16 PDT
MickeyTron Lunacy: Homemade El-Wire Costumes http://www.instructables.com/id/MickeyTron-Lunacy-Homemade-El-Wire-Costumes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/NB5Y/GLWQVON4/FK7NB5YGLWQVON4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/NB5Y/GLWQVON4/FK7NB5YGLWQVON4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/NB5Y/GLWQVON4/FK7NB5YGLWQVON4.SMALL.jpg ABOMIBOT My partner and I made lighted costumes that mash up Tron: Legacy and Disney Dorkdom.  This video details how the costumes were designed and created with over 200 feet of battery-powered EL-Wire (EL for electroluminescent). You can see more video, Tron Legacy poster parodies and tons of photos at: h...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2011 05:08:31 PDT
EL Wire Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Bracelet/
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:16:05 PDT
Granite and EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Granite-and-EL-Wire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/X8OK/GELSC1R8/F9VX8OKGELSC1R8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/X8OK/GELSC1R8/F9VX8OKGELSC1R8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/X8OK/GELSC1R8/F9VX8OKGELSC1R8.SMALL.jpg sensoryhouse I wanted to create something cool and original using natural stone and el wire.  Here is what I came up with.  I'm not too excited about the finished piece but it gave me some cool ideas for the next round. Enjoy!
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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:42:23 PDT
Removable EL wire art panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-EL-wire-art-panels/
Removable EL wire art panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/DIS6/GCJ10J51/FV5DIS6GCJ10J51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/DIS6/GCJ10J51/FV5DIS6GCJ10J51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/DIS6/GCJ10J51/FV5DIS6GCJ10J51.SMALL.jpg SewLolita how to make Glow-art panels that can be attached to any garment (or bare skin, if you use a body-safe adhesive). The semi-rigid backing allows more detail in designs, without risk of distortion, and hides ‘extra’ EL wire connections (which are needed when a design calls for sharp points and juncture...
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 23:22:52 PDT
Make your own EL wire at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-EL-wire-at-home/
Make your own EL wire at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/WQ9W/GCX4PZ1K/FHHWQ9WGCX4PZ1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/WQ9W/GCX4PZ1K/FHHWQ9WGCX4PZ1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/WQ9W/GCX4PZ1K/FHHWQ9WGCX4PZ1K.SMALL.jpg JeriEllsworth I loved all the Instructables entered in the EL wire contest, but since I really like to explore the science and engineering behind such beautiful creations, I thought I'd share how I made my own electroluminescent wire at home. You may have already seen some of my other hacks, like how I made trans...
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:05:15 PDT
How To Make A Backlit Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Backlit-Keyboard/
How To Make A Backlit Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/0VX7/GCI8KD7O/FUM0VX7GCI8KD7O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/0VX7/GCI8KD7O/FUM0VX7GCI8KD7O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/0VX7/GCI8KD7O/FUM0VX7GCI8KD7O.SMALL.jpg gigafide In this instructible, we will be making a backlit keyboard using a usb-enabled keyboard and some el-wire. Needed Parts To do this project you’re gonna need a couple of things: - USB powered Electro Luminescent wire or EL wire. - A keyboard - Hot glue Gun - Screwdriver Technically, you can u...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 21:22:42 PDT
Unicycle pimpin' :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Unicycle-pimpin-/
Unicycle pimpin' :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/5CEB/GCI8W695/FWP5CEBGCI8W695.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/5CEB/GCI8W695/FWP5CEBGCI8W695.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/5CEB/GCI8W695/FWP5CEBGCI8W695.SMALL.jpg Onyx Ibex I ride a unicycle for fun and sometimes I try to convince myself that it is even practical. One thing I would like it to do is to glow so that I can see where I'm riding and spot bumps to avoid UPD's (unplanned dismounts). EL wire is perfect for this!!! I am very familiar with soldering and electric...
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Fri, 6 Aug 2010 00:37:17 PDT
El Wire Backpack! http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Backpack/
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:05:03 PDT
Add EL wire to a hat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-EL-wire-to-a-hat/
Add EL wire to a hat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/PXO8/G23UTWUP/FCHPXO8G23UTWUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/PXO8/G23UTWUP/FCHPXO8G23UTWUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/PXO8/G23UTWUP/FCHPXO8G23UTWUP.SMALL.jpg Zem Hello everyone! Firstly, I would like to thank Enlighted for their Instructable on adding EL wire to clothes, it helped me out a bunch with this. Check it out: www.instructables.com/id/how-to-add-EL-wire-to-a-coat-or-other-garment/ Now, read on! Supplies. Okay, you'll need:A hat, I used a chea...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:22:37 PST
how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-add-EL-wire-to-a-coat-or-other-garment/
how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/2UJ2/FHOHI6CA/F692UJ2FHOHI6CA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/2UJ2/FHOHI6CA/F692UJ2FHOHI6CA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/2UJ2/FHOHI6CA/F692UJ2FHOHI6CA.SMALL.jpg enlighted As a lighted costume designer, I get a lot of questions from people who want to know how to make their own EL wire costumes. I don't have time to help everyone individually, so I thought I'd consolidate my advice into one instructable. Hopefully this will help you understand the steps involved in t...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:53:02 PDT
EL wire eye candy http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-wire-eye-candy/
EL wire eye candy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RGOG/K67EP27Y219/F1SRGOGK67EP27Y219.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RGOG/K67EP27Y219/F1SRGOGK67EP27Y219.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/RGOG/K67EP27Y219/F1SRGOGK67EP27Y219.SMALL.jpg guerroloco This project uses electroluminescent wire (a.k.a. "EL wire") to create a glowing, flashing, spinning piece of eye candy that could be used as decoration, a disco light for a dance party, or just for taking cool photos. This is definitely a work in progress.... It started with some strands of EL wire...
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Wed, 3 May 2006 11:11:06 PDT