Instructables: exploring - technology - el-wire http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Spruce up your laptop bag - pacman-inspired EL wire project http://www.instructables.com/id/Spruce-up-your-laptop-bag-pacman-inspired-EL-wire-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/SPDD/HU54MS6F/FDSSPDDHU54MS6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/SPDD/HU54MS6F/FDSSPDDHU54MS6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/SPDD/HU54MS6F/FDSSPDDHU54MS6F.SMALL.jpg cdstudioNH A wonderful and most-appropriate use of EL wire! Create your own bag design based on a favorite video game. Check out my other videos for more tutorials and inspiration. materials: good-quality laptop bag, or messenger-style bag EL wire, 2.5 meters with battery/inverter pack felt beads, charms pin...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:46:27 PDT
Making A Logo With EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Logo-With-EL-Wire/
Making A Logo With EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/TL50/HT7P6C6D/FLPTL50HT7P6C6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/TL50/HT7P6C6D/FLPTL50HT7P6C6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/TL50/HT7P6C6D/FLPTL50HT7P6C6D.SMALL.jpg ejk00 We had some guests coming to Omaha Maker Group that were having trouble finding our space in the evening.  We decided that we needed some sort of light-up logo for our front window.  We decided some Cool Neon EL Wire would be the easiest tool to use for this! Materials! And Tools! You will need t...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:08:50 PDT
Cool EL wire Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-EL-wire-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/ENI1/HSM561DK/FT5ENI1HSM561DK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/ENI1/HSM561DK/FT5ENI1HSM561DK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/ENI1/HSM561DK/FT5ENI1HSM561DK.SMALL.jpg sf49ers Some of the coolest ideas for EL wire. null null null null null
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:46:33 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
January 2014 Build Night with CoolNeon Part II - Parking Proximity Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/January-2014-Build-Night-with-CoolNeon-Part-II-Par/
January 2014 Build Night with CoolNeon Part II - Parking Proximity Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/IGNZ/HS80ECXZ/FFYIGNZHS80ECXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/IGNZ/HS80ECXZ/FFYIGNZHS80ECXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/IGNZ/HS80ECXZ/FFYIGNZHS80ECXZ.SMALL.jpg h3-JG Ever have trouble parking in your garage? Do you hit the back wall or stop too far back to close the garage door? In this instructable we'll be building a parking proximity indicator using EL wire and CoolNeon's EL Wire shield. We use an ultrasonic sensor to detect a vehicle approaching. As the ...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:05:23 PST
January 2014 Build Night: EL Wire Nixie Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/January-2014-Build-Night-EL-Wire-Nixie-Tube/
January 2014 Build Night: EL Wire Nixie Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SMALL.jpg marty_vance Let's call this the EL-ixie tube for short.  This is one of H3 Laboratories' entries in the January 2014 Build Night With CoolNeon. For those that don't know, see Nixie Tube is a vacuum tube primarily used in Russia and Eastern Europe to display a digit (usually), the same purpose as a 7 segment LE...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:51:24 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
Make an EL Wire Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-EL-Wire-Display/
Make an EL Wire Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/EFIE/HR3EK3ZO/FTIEFIEHR3EK3ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/EFIE/HR3EK3ZO/FTIEFIEHR3EK3ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/EFIE/HR3EK3ZO/FTIEFIEHR3EK3ZO.SMALL.jpg sbaumgarten1 What you will need One EL Sequencer https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11323 One FTDI 5v Programmer https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716 up to 8 EL Wires https://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=EL+W... One EL Inverter https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10469 Two JST co...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:36:41 PST
EL wire TRON suits! http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-wire-TRON-suits/
EL wire TRON suits! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LCTG/HR0APG3U/F7ULCTGHR0APG3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LCTG/HR0APG3U/F7ULCTGHR0APG3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LCTG/HR0APG3U/F7ULCTGHR0APG3U.SMALL.jpg Woofcat Awesome suits that light up the night and are really cool for Halloween parties! Morphsuit Get a Morph Suit in black and cut off the hood. Measure your Body To look like TRON, you need to measure your front from shoulder to ankle and back up your back side, and across to your other side. Allo...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:28:40 PST
Remote-Controlled Cool Neon El Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Cool-Neon-El-Wire/
Remote-Controlled Cool Neon El Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SMALL.jpg daryllukas In this Instructable, I will demostrate how to control the Cool Neon El Wire using a simple Android app, via Bluetooth. I was looking at El Wire Instructables where the EL wire is attached to stuff like shoes, clothing, signs and I thought it would be great if lights could be controlled using a...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:11:35 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 Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Dress/
EL Wire Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/BZ8I/HQDUT6KB/FETBZ8IHQDUT6KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/BZ8I/HQDUT6KB/FETBZ8IHQDUT6KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/BZ8I/HQDUT6KB/FETBZ8IHQDUT6KB.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura I wanted to make an EL Wire dress after I worked with EL Wire on my cowboy boots. This project was super simple to make, and took almost no electronics skills to make this dress light up the night. With just a few tools, and a glue gun, I was able to turn a sheer dress I already had into a galact...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:04:52 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
House Number in Lights. http://www.instructables.com/id/House-Number-in-Lights/
House Number in Lights. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/SVMT/HQ1E77NO/FU3SVMTHQ1E77NO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/SVMT/HQ1E77NO/FU3SVMTHQ1E77NO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/SVMT/HQ1E77NO/FU3SVMTHQ1E77NO.SMALL.jpg BES105 This project came about the lack of a good visible number that can be seen during the day but even better at night. On a daily basis delivery truck drivers passing by, trying to find street numbers. During the course of the week the Emergency services were called to an emergency in our road. This ma...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:46:39 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
Adding Sound Reactive EL Wire To Your BoomBox http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Sound-Reactive-EL-Wire-To-Your-BoomBox/
Adding Sound Reactive EL Wire To Your BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/UCYF/HPL6C1M1/F18UCYFHPL6C1M1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/UCYF/HPL6C1M1/F18UCYFHPL6C1M1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/UCYF/HPL6C1M1/F18UCYFHPL6C1M1.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid This Instructable will provide steps to help you add EL Wire to an existing project. After building my BoomBox, I decided to light it with EL Wire.The EL Wire I mounted is connected to a Sound Controlled Inverter. These can be purchased HERE, I recommend this company as they are great to work wit...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:57:38 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
Arduino EL wire controller (sound activated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-EL-wire-controller-sound-activated/
Arduino EL wire controller (sound activated) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/O2GR/HOW0HWOU/FPPO2GRHOW0HWOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/O2GR/HOW0HWOU/FPPO2GRHOW0HWOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/O2GR/HOW0HWOU/FPPO2GRHOW0HWOU.SMALL.jpg megazoic This project consolidates working with sound to trigger el wire using an Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V with a circuit partly based on quasiben's 'Programmable LilyPad EL-Wire Dress.' A similar result can be obtained using one of the many sound activated pocket inverters such as this one sold at Adafruit. I ...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:07:01 PST
EL Wristo http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wristo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NGI5/HO234K80/FFLNGI5HO234K80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NGI5/HO234K80/FFLNGI5HO234K80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NGI5/HO234K80/FFLNGI5HO234K80.SMALL.jpg janth I got some electroluminescent stuff for an exercise for http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/mcp1314 to play around, which leads to another thing that didn't work well :-) The goal was to make a tron-style clock/wristband (made your own display out of a plain electroluminesence sheet, which i've forgotten...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:16:02 PST
EL Crown http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Crown/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IZRA/HO234JOS/FG3IZRAHO234JOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IZRA/HO234JOS/FG3IZRAHO234JOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/IZRA/HO234JOS/FG3IZRAHO234JOS.SMALL.jpg janth I got some electroluminescent stuff for an exercise for http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/mcp1314 to play around, so just for fun: a crown made from EL Wire, which either automatic switched on, if it's dark (photoresistor), or toggles between red and blue corresponding to the temperature of a thermistor, or...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:12:50 PST
Electroluminescent Etch A Sketch http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroluminescent-Etch-A-Sketch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SMALL.jpg janth Hi, aftergetting some electroluminescent stuff for an exercise for http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/mcp1314 to play around, that's my (first) try to build an electroluminescent EAS (and to make a Instructable :-): I Used: - an Etch A Sketch (quite obvious :-) - electroluminescent foil with a correspond...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:50:25 PST
EL Wire Infinity Pong Table http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Infinity-Pong-Table/
EL Wire Infinity Pong Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/G8NT/HNXRRFO9/FJAG8NTHNXRRFO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/G8NT/HNXRRFO9/FJAG8NTHNXRRFO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/G8NT/HNXRRFO9/FJAG8NTHNXRRFO9.SMALL.jpg skyybaby I decided to make an awesome pong table for my new house. Gotta love College Life! Parts List: -Fold-Up Plastic Table -EL wire of your choice -Driver for the wire of your choice I Highly recommend coolneon.com -mirror clips to hold wire -2"x 4"s for border -1"4" to border Acrylic Glass -Sheet of Ac...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:57:39 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
EL Wire Skeleton costume lights controlled by an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Skeleton-costume-lights-controlled-by-an-A/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/17A1/HNM4FSV4/FW217A1HNM4FSV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/17A1/HNM4FSV4/FW217A1HNM4FSV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/17A1/HNM4FSV4/FW217A1HNM4FSV4.SMALL.jpg bjarmstr Project Summary: EL wire was sewn to a shirt and pants in a skeleton configuration.  A sensor at each elbow turned that arm's EL wires on/off.  A sensor under each heal  controlled the corresponding leg EL wire.  A fifth sensor controlled the heart.  In normal operation the body (and pelvic bone) re...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:31:52 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
Lego LED Matrix/LED-Cube soldering Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/fast-and-easy-Lego-building-Helper-for-an-LED-Matr/
Lego LED Matrix/LED-Cube soldering Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/6MWR/HKZAWD33/FDM6MWRHKZAWD33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/6MWR/HKZAWD33/FDM6MWRHKZAWD33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/6MWR/HKZAWD33/FDM6MWRHKZAWD33.SMALL.jpg pabsenger get some Lego bend the Led's soldering....
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:26:20 PDT
DIY Lamp with DC-DC converter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lamp-with-DC-DC-converter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ2E/HK483SJ2/FEDLJ2EHK483SJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ2E/HK483SJ2/FEDLJ2EHK483SJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ2E/HK483SJ2/FEDLJ2EHK483SJ2.SMALL.jpg theengine2r Lately, I have built some project with arduino and another project related to pcb and some electrical component. It's difficult to doing the whole things without a good light, so i decided to built my own $1.5 desk lamp. This Lamp is actually a led, totally 5 led powered by a 9v battery. Since the ...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:52:07 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
Light Saber T-Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Saber-T-Shirt/
Light Saber T-Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/3OB5/HJ5ZIXRL/FPI3OB5HJ5ZIXRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/3OB5/HJ5ZIXRL/FPI3OB5HJ5ZIXRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/3OB5/HJ5ZIXRL/FPI3OB5HJ5ZIXRL.SMALL.jpg gwfong The company I work for had these Jedi t-shirts created as an inside joke. Overall, they are pretty bland. Wanting to jazz it up, I added an illumination effect by placing EL tape atop the lightsaber blade. Since the blade design is very simple, just a straight length, this project is not complicated...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:22:36 PDT
EL Film Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Film-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/W937/HIGF6UVE/FMHW937HIGF6UVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/W937/HIGF6UVE/FMHW937HIGF6UVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/W937/HIGF6UVE/FMHW937HIGF6UVE.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose A slight variation on EL wire, EL film is basically a wider version that can be cut, sewed, and glued into costumes and other objects to add a new level of awesomeness. Check out these cool EL film projects! null null null null null null null null
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:02:21 PDT
Simple EL Wire R/C Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-EL-Wire-RC-Plane/
Simple EL Wire R/C Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/MKMK/HH2VMB48/F70MKMKHH2VMB48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/MKMK/HH2VMB48/F70MKMKHH2VMB48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/MKMK/HH2VMB48/F70MKMKHH2VMB48.SMALL.jpg zanethebrain Have you ever wanted to fly your remote control airplane at night but don't want to crash it because it's too dark? I have seen other r/c planes with lights on them but I can never find good instructions on how to do it yourself. I decided to just dive into it and try it so you won't have to go thro...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 18:42:14 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
Hanging EL Wire Cassette Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-EL-Wire-Cassette-Display/
Hanging EL Wire Cassette Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/A8LQ/HF23X0JP/FO8A8LQHF23X0JP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/A8LQ/HF23X0JP/FO8A8LQHF23X0JP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/A8LQ/HF23X0JP/FO8A8LQHF23X0JP.SMALL.jpg querry43 This project is a fun and easy introduction to EL wire.  It can be done in a day and is quite customizable.  The original idea came from another instructible by MisterM. Main Body Parts: clear cassette tapes sealed with screws shadow box 7/16th in dowel paint (enough to make the box and dowel the s...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:59:32 PDT
EL Wire Cassette Tape Dangler http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Cassette-Tape-Dangler/
EL Wire Cassette Tape Dangler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/9QW2/HEQEQYG4/F1N9QW2HEQEQYG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/9QW2/HEQEQYG4/F1N9QW2HEQEQYG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/9QW2/HEQEQYG4/F1N9QW2HEQEQYG4.SMALL.jpg MisterM This is a simple instructable to make a glowing el wire cassette tape. It makes a great pendant and would look good hanging in a retro record shop or something. The el controller that came with it has slow and fast flashing modes as well as always-on, which are very effective and give that neon sign...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:59:12 PDT
iron man (tron style) helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/iron-man-tron-style-helmet/
iron man (tron style) helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/DHLZ/HEBNNQDD/F8TDHLZHEBNNQDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/DHLZ/HEBNNQDD/F8TDHLZHEBNNQDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/DHLZ/HEBNNQDD/F8TDHLZHEBNNQDD.SMALL.jpg Andrew.Stark hi all, in this tutorial i'm  gonna show you how i made an iron man helmet with a tron look or as I call it "tron man". To make this awesome helmet you need the following materials: -6 meters of EL-wire and inverter (20$) -cardboard (free) -hot glue sticks (2$) -solder -A4 paper (free) -9v battery (...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:00:30 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
Electroluminescent Boat Navigation Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroluminescent-Boat-Navigation-Lights/
Electroluminescent Boat Navigation Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/NIO8/HAWBWIXS/FVKNIO8HAWBWIXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/NIO8/HAWBWIXS/FVKNIO8HAWBWIXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/NIO8/HAWBWIXS/FVKNIO8HAWBWIXS.SMALL.jpg als_liahona For more than 170 years, the law has requires red (port) and green (starboard) navigation lights on powered marine vehicles operated at night.  Most basic navigation lights include a single bulb behind colored red and green plastic lenses.  Generally this is sufficient, but after being told by other...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:23:58 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
EL Wire Hat: Sequenced and Sound Activated with Remote Control - powered by Arduino and Sparkfun http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Hat-Sequenced-and-Sound-Activated-with-Re/
EL Wire Hat: Sequenced and Sound Activated with Remote Control - powered by Arduino and Sparkfun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/RFX4/HAQ30I5Y/F0JRFX4HAQ30I5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/RFX4/HAQ30I5Y/F0JRFX4HAQ30I5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/RFX4/HAQ30I5Y/F0JRFX4HAQ30I5Y.SMALL.jpg dovadil Welcome to the Instructable guide of my EL Wire hat with some fun features. The concept is an EL Wired hat with 8 sequenced EL wires controlled by a wired remote. Multiple speed controllable sequence modes are pre-programmed into an Arduino UNO, including a sound activation feature. Features: 7 se...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:33:01 PST
EL Wire lighting up to sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Materials-11/
EL Wire lighting up to sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WTA2/HAGQ74PV/FRYWTA2HAGQ74PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WTA2/HAGQ74PV/FRYWTA2HAGQ74PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WTA2/HAGQ74PV/FRYWTA2HAGQ74PV.SMALL.jpg kh12 For this instructables project, I thought I would take an audio sensor, EL Wire and a jacket and have the EL wire form an (A) for Alabama. The goal for the project: I want the EL wire to light up when someone made noises. Below is a video of a demonstration of the EL wire A blinking when I make sou...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:06:11 PST
LEVEL HEADED - EL WIRE HEADPHONES http://www.instructables.com/id/LEVEL-HEADED-EL-WIRE-HEADPHONES/
LEVEL HEADED - EL WIRE HEADPHONES - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/00UA/H9T4QVFJ/F1900UAH9T4QVFJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/00UA/H9T4QVFJ/F1900UAH9T4QVFJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/00UA/H9T4QVFJ/F1900UAH9T4QVFJ.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon Here are a couple videos demonstrating Level Headed -- EL Wire Headphones that react to the music you are listening too! The first shows the headphones decorated with EL wire and the second shows just the headphone cable decorated. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't show the correct colors and blurs ...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:55:39 PST
Sound-Activated and Light-Up Accessories http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Activated-and-Light-Up-Accessories/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/X4X8/H9T4KZKV/FT0X4X8H9T4KZKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/X4X8/H9T4KZKV/FT0X4X8H9T4KZKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/X4X8/H9T4KZKV/FT0X4X8H9T4KZKV.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose 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 Octo...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:20:58 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
Repair male plug of dental handpiece using sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-male-plug-of-dental-handpiece-using-sugru/
Repair male plug of dental handpiece using sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/T7OL/H91LG4LC/FPRT7OLH91LG4LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/T7OL/H91LG4LC/FPRT7OLH91LG4LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/T7OL/H91LG4LC/FPRT7OLH91LG4LC.SMALL.jpg xalpage This plug had a cable that  had been pluged out by  force many times, so eventually it had all seven  inner cables making a shortcut with each other and causing the handpiece not to work at all. So with some drops of super glue and a piece of sugru I managed to isolate the inner cables and stabilize...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:01:55 PST
Glowing Glasses Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroluminscent-Glasses-Hack/
Glowing Glasses Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/CEL7/H8RVD8FJ/FTUCEL7H8RVD8FJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/CEL7/H8RVD8FJ/FTUCEL7H8RVD8FJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/CEL7/H8RVD8FJ/FTUCEL7H8RVD8FJ.SMALL.jpg mrshko You don't have to spend $40 to get yourself a pair of glowing glasses... you can build your own.  This is a really easy hack for under $20 and it will get you a lot of attention.  This hack doesn't use cheap looking LEDs, it uses Electroluminescent Panels and it produces a really amazing effect.  Yo...
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:29:16 PDT
Hidden Tron shirt controlled with a SR Latch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Tron-shirt-controlled-with-a-SR-Latch/
Hidden Tron shirt controlled with a SR Latch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/IS0A/H8RVC9GU/F2AIS0AH8RVC9GU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/IS0A/H8RVC9GU/F2AIS0AH8RVC9GU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/IS0A/H8RVC9GU/F2AIS0AH8RVC9GU.SMALL.jpg N.fletch Inspiration This project was created for a class of mine: my professor of an FPGA design course offered extra credit to those who came to class dressed in a costume on Halloween. As a cliche engineer, I am terribly introverted and did not like dressing in costumes too much; however I still wanted e...
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:04:26 PDT