Instructables: exploring - technology - el wire http://www.instructables.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:14:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Motion Activated Speed Suit http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Speed-Suit/
Motion Activated Speed Suit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/UTDZ/HW0FU83O/FB3UTDZHW0FU83O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/UTDZ/HW0FU83O/FB3UTDZHW0FU83O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/UTDZ/HW0FU83O/FB3UTDZHW0FU83O.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield Most of the time EL wire is used as is, with manual on/off control. However, I wanted to control it with an Arduino, so it would react to results from a sensor. This motion-activated suit flashes when the wearer starts to walk and lights up completely when the wearer runs. Perfect for those late-nig...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:05:56 PDT
8 MILLION GAIN ! http://www.instructables.com/id/8-MILLION-GAIN-/
8 MILLION GAIN ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SMALL.jpg mohammadsalem94 السلام عليكم There are many types of sensors "thermal - optical - Chemical ....." But here we will learn another type of sensitive he is sensitive touch .. Everyone knows Darlington circuit "consisting of two Transistor " that Amplify the current of a good rate.You can see the touch-sensitive circui...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 06:29:27 PDT
Making a board light up (EL WIRE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-board-light-up-EL-WIRE/
Making a board light up (EL WIRE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/U5DZ/HVNN3UZJ/F4BU5DZHVNN3UZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/U5DZ/HVNN3UZJ/F4BU5DZHVNN3UZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/U5DZ/HVNN3UZJ/F4BU5DZHVNN3UZJ.SMALL.jpg weff2fly Anyone can make this wonderful board light up. Items you need 1. Any type of board that is about 24 X 48 inches2. El Wire3. Soldering Iron4. Wire strippers, scissors, aluminum foil, soldering wire Getting Ready to build Before starting this project, I had to brainstorm about how I was going to...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:44 PDT
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
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
Soldering Chasing EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Chasing-EL-Wire/
Soldering Chasing EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SMALL.jpg The_Hat Hi, * Note I'm a very inexperienced techy. So please excuse me if my terminology is incorrect. But I could not find any tutorials on this specific topic (Chasing EL Wire) so I thought I'd make one :D. Hopefully it will help someone else just as this website has helped me countless times :D Materia...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:33:56 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
Cheap Alternative for EL Wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Alternative-for-EL-Wire/
Cheap Alternative for EL Wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Howdy there!  El wire is way cool, but the problem is I have never had any of it, or even seen it in real life.  I live in the jungle, and am an extreme cheap skate when it comes to buying things.  To order something and have it sent here would be expensive and take "forever" for a young inventor ex...
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:57:22 PDT
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
Completly Custom Subwoofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Completly-Custom-Subwoofer/
Completly Custom Subwoofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/COYO/HHYLVLWC/F5PCOYOHHYLVLWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/COYO/HHYLVLWC/F5PCOYOHHYLVLWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/COYO/HHYLVLWC/F5PCOYOHHYLVLWC.SMALL.jpg technokaur Alright so this instructable is my 3rd and a culmination of my previous two (which you should totally check out and subscribe to the page) Also if your interested in seeing many of the projects that I, a fifteen year old, has made thus far skip to the last step for the finale video now... Enjoy and ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 02:01:37 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 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
Usb pen - charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Usb-pen-charger/
Usb pen - charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/QXNC/HAQ39V2M/FNQQXNCHAQ39V2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/QXNC/HAQ39V2M/FNQQXNCHAQ39V2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/QXNC/HAQ39V2M/FNQQXNCHAQ39V2M.SMALL.jpg matass This instructable will show you how to make  usb pen- charger, from metal pen, and a usb car charger... You will need... Yuo will need Open... Open your usb car charger... Solder... Solder anode and cathode to wires... Add switch Add switch to the circuit, and test...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:16:11 PST
EL Wire lighting up to sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Materials-11/
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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
Light-up squirrel roadkill patch http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-squirrel-roadkill-patch/
Light-up squirrel roadkill patch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/7RKE/H994RKDV/FV87RKEH994RKDV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/7RKE/H994RKDV/FV87RKEH994RKDV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/7RKE/H994RKDV/FV87RKEH994RKDV.SMALL.jpg rachel As part of a Burning Man camp, the participants wanted some awesome matching backpack covers of dead squirrels with lit up eyes.  Don't ask why they wanted this; merely be awed by the implementation.  We even went them one better by adding EL wire tire tracks on the back!  This instructable only sho...
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Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:49:27 PST
EL Wire Jar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Jar-Lamp/
EL Wire Jar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/REQK/H7URBQWM/FELREQKH7URBQWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/REQK/H7URBQWM/FELREQKH7URBQWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/REQK/H7URBQWM/FELREQKH7URBQWM.SMALL.jpg Vlorbschnat I had a bunch of EL wire left over from another project, and I wasn't really sure what to do with it. So I thought to myself, hey, cram it all in a jar! So that's what I did. I soldered all of my EL wire into one strand, made a power backpack that powers an EL wire driver from a pair of 9V batteries...
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 17:32:14 PDT
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 July 4th Independence Day Hat! Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/July-4th-Independence-Day-EZ-EL-Wire-Hat-Step-By-/
EZ-EL July 4th Independence Day Hat! Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/GUGS/H461SOA8/FLHGUGSH461SOA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/GUGS/H461SOA8/FLHGUGSH461SOA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/GUGS/H461SOA8/FLHGUGSH461SOA8.SMALL.jpg ezelwire Get ready for 4th of July with EZ-EL's Independence Day Hat! Take our red, white, and blue EL wire and make your own July 4th hat. Its great for the whole July 4th weekend! Wear it, show your patriotism, and have fun with it! Feel free to change out the colors and the design to make it your own! E...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:44:34 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Bicycle Designs Step-By-Step Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Bicycle-Designs-on-Your-Tires-Using-EZEL-Wi/
EZ-EL Wire Bicycle Designs Step-By-Step Tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/0G7U/H3QFL8CJ/F8V0G7UH3QFL8CJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/0G7U/H3QFL8CJ/F8V0G7UH3QFL8CJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/0G7U/H3QFL8CJ/F8V0G7UH3QFL8CJ.SMALL.jpg ezelwire What's great about EL Wire is that it's great for making any design you want. Especially on objects with spokes, like bicycle wheels or wheelchairs, the wire makes it very fun and enjoyable to make. On my bike, I wove a square and a circle design on the wheels. It was really easy, and it looks AWESO...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:48:13 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Green Car Kit Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Car-Kit-EL-Wire-Step-By-Step-Tutorial/
EZ-EL Wire Green Car Kit Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/F8HC/H3Q4Q033/F8GF8HCH3Q4Q033.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/F8HC/H3Q4Q033/F8GF8HCH3Q4Q033.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/F8HC/H3Q4Q033/F8GF8HCH3Q4Q033.SMALL.jpg ezelwire This is an easy step-by-step process of how to install EL wire onto your car. Impress your friends right when they hop in! And the built in music response technology the wire has is a crowd pleaser. The wire is easy to cut, bend, shape, and install onto virtually anything! Let your mind and hands g...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:24:03 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Green Children's Light Up Green Umbrella Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Childrens-Light-Up-Green-Umbrella-with-EL-W/
EZ-EL Wire Green Children's Light Up Green Umbrella Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/6QZZ/H3QFL2T4/F886QZZH3QFL2T4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/6QZZ/H3QFL2T4/F886QZZH3QFL2T4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/6QZZ/H3QFL2T4/F886QZZH3QFL2T4.SMALL.jpg ezelwire Here's a children's umbrella lined with neon green EL wire.  It's definitely an easy and fun project for kids to do with their parents, and more importantly, it keeps the little mischiefs safer if they're out and about on rainy days. Or if you prefer a video tutorial:   If you like tutorials like t...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:07:30 PDT
El Wire/Led Light Wheelchair Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/El-WireLed-Light-Wheelchair/
El Wire/Led Light Wheelchair Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SMALL.jpg ezelwire I always found that those safety lights for bicyclists on the market were never good enough when riding in the dark. That got me thinking about people who use wheelchairs and how unsafe the night could be when they want to go out. So here's what I came up with: I decked out this ordinary wheelchair...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:20:49 PDT
EZ-EL Wire Red Vintage Motorcycle Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-Vintage-Motorcycle-with-Red-LED-lining/
EZ-EL Wire Red Vintage Motorcycle Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/H7V8/H3NN9J1C/FHBH7V8H3NN9J1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/H7V8/H3NN9J1C/FHBH7V8H3NN9J1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/H7V8/H3NN9J1C/FHBH7V8H3NN9J1C.SMALL.jpg ezelwire This vintage red motorcycle is rimmed with flashing red LED lights. Definitely a head turner for night riders. If you like tutorials like this, get more inspiration at https://ez-el.com/tutorials Enter coupon code INSTmotorcycle at checkout for a discount! Or if you prefer a video tutorial:  Ma...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:12:45 PDT
EZ-EL Wire and LED Wheelchair Video Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-and-LED-Wheelchair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/BY66/H3NN9JAD/FMMBY66H3NN9JAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/BY66/H3NN9JAD/FMMBY66H3NN9JAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/BY66/H3NN9JAD/FMMBY66H3NN9JAD.SMALL.jpg ezelwire I always found that those safety lights for bicyclists on the market were never good enough when riding in the dark. That got me thinking about people who use wheelchairs and how unsafe the night could be when they want to go out. So here's what I came up with: I decked out this ordinary wheelchair...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:39:28 PDT
Easy way to solder EL wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-way-to-solder-EL-wire/
Easy way to solder EL wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/V88W/H1ZG6UY5/FRHV88WH1ZG6UY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/V88W/H1ZG6UY5/FRHV88WH1ZG6UY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/V88W/H1ZG6UY5/FRHV88WH1ZG6UY5.SMALL.jpg Bluelux I'm working on my first EL wire project and I read lots of guides on how to solder the EL wire, all of them warning about cutting through the very thin radial wires that run outside of the phosphorous layer. I tried a few times and it can be tricky, but I think I have a much easier way of doing it....
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Fri, 11 May 2012 17:01:23 PDT
El Fiasco http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Fiasco/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 20:59:36 PST
How to Make a Super-Bad(er) Rave Mask (again)! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Super-Bader-Rave-Mask-again/
How to Make a Super-Bad(er) Rave Mask (again)! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/KCIB/GYG51IT2/FE5KCIBGYG51IT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/KCIB/GYG51IT2/FE5KCIBGYG51IT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/KCIB/GYG51IT2/FE5KCIBGYG51IT2.SMALL.jpg gardnsound Hey folks! gardnsound here, with another rave mask for you.  Because the feedback from the last one was so positive, I decided to make another! This one is for people who want a cool rave mask, but don't want to hassle with soldering and mounting LEDs to a welding mask.  So, it's a little more sim...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:33:46 PST
Lucky EL Wire Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Lucky-EL-Wire-Hat/
Lucky EL Wire Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/5JUU/GWKKNH1R/FJM5JUUGWKKNH1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/5JUU/GWKKNH1R/FJM5JUUGWKKNH1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/5JUU/GWKKNH1R/FJM5JUUGWKKNH1R.SMALL.jpg The Porsche Fan In this Instructable, I will show you how to make an EL wire hat. In my particular case, I made this hat for Saint Patrick's day. I am currently attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Saint Pat's is a big deal here, so I decided to use science and technology to make a Saint P...
By: The Porsche Fan

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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:35:08 PST
HOW TO MAKE AN EL WIRE BACKPACK http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-AN-EL-WIRE-BACKPACK/
HOW TO MAKE AN EL WIRE BACKPACK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/2DBA/GWRN4U2L/FHJ2DBAGWRN4U2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/2DBA/GWRN4U2L/FHJ2DBAGWRN4U2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/2DBA/GWRN4U2L/FHJ2DBAGWRN4U2L.SMALL.jpg skeetshooter11 This Instructable will show you how to make your very own El Wire Backpack! This is perfect for your bike at night, or just showing off to your friends. This is also a perfect project for beginners at sewing and with El Wire. I thought about getting some green el wire and adding it to the right a...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:37:31 PST
DAFT PUNK TRON HELMET (GUY-MANUEL) http://www.instructables.com/id/DAFT-PUNK-TRON-HELMET-GUY-MANUEL/
DAFT PUNK TRON HELMET (GUY-MANUEL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/TB66/GWKD43YQ/FTSTB66GWKD43YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/TB66/GWKD43YQ/FTSTB66GWKD43YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/TB66/GWKD43YQ/FTSTB66GWKD43YQ.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 a...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:35:05 PST
Musically Animated Gift Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Musically-Animated-Gift-Box/
Musically Animated Gift Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MDL1/GX6OVY7J/FZ1MDL1GX6OVY7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MDL1/GX6OVY7J/FZ1MDL1GX6OVY7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/MDL1/GX6OVY7J/FZ1MDL1GX6OVY7J.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon Click here if you want to jump to the demonstration page where you can see other videos. Most EL wire displays are static (and boring) because they use constant-on inverters. Of course, there are inverters that can flash the EL wire on and off at a fixed rate, but that's not very exciting. ...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 03:00:57 PST
Lighting 60's Pin UP http://www.instructables.com/id/Lighting-60s-Pin-UP/
Lighting 60's Pin UP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/MSS9/GVHH1CIM/FOAMSS9GVHH1CIM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/MSS9/GVHH1CIM/FOAMSS9GVHH1CIM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/MSS9/GVHH1CIM/FOAMSS9GVHH1CIM.SMALL.jpg lpxav Everybody knows 60's pinup, they are a symbol about beauty and elegance!! So I decided to create my own !! :) Choose your model Here is the base of my pinup!! For your own, you need to chose one who has a nice shape to be well visible when you will just keep a global and simplified shape!! Wh...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:18:30 PST
USB PEN DRIVE STORAGE CONTRAPTION http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-PEN-DRIVE-STORAGE-CONTRAPTION/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/FRK8/GUDUN7BO/FC8FRK8GUDUN7BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/FRK8/GUDUN7BO/FC8FRK8GUDUN7BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/FRK8/GUDUN7BO/FC8FRK8GUDUN7BO.SMALL.jpg sutlaf I have many old vacuum radio tubes laying around and I love the look of them glowing (as they would in an old radio) but not having an old radio I put one on top of a pen drive which has an unusually nice pulsing glow and there it was! Exactly what I wanted. The housing is made from an old electrica...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 07:01:32 PDT
EL Driver Board http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Driver-Board/
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:42:59 PDT
"Tron" EL Wire Bike Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Tron-EL-Wire-Bike-Helmet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/3KPE/GPBDIMOK/FR93KPEGPBDIMOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/3KPE/GPBDIMOK/FR93KPEGPBDIMOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/3KPE/GPBDIMOK/FR93KPEGPBDIMOK.SMALL.jpg ChampagneSequins Keep yourself safe and flashy with this bike helmet modification.  Depending on the type of helmet you have, this might not work... my girlfriend has a Bern helmet, and that just seemed too nice to start slicing and drilling, but my Bell Faction model helmet was just dying for an upgrade. This is ...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:01:40 PDT
EL WIRE BELT http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-WIRE-BELT/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/GTQR/GOW49NX5/F25GTQRGOW49NX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/GTQR/GOW49NX5/F25GTQRGOW49NX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/GTQR/GOW49NX5/F25GTQRGOW49NX5.SMALL.jpg dreamberry I really wanted a "light up belt" to go with my disco ball mirror pants. I searched the world wide web, but found nothing like what I had pictured in my mind, and since I couldn't possibly live without, I made one. The heart of the thing is a purchased five channel EL wire controller and five EL w...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:23:04 PDT
Polo shirt with EL Wire and felt oversized logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Polo-shirt-with-EL-Wire-and-felt-oversized-logo-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/7X8Q/GO14M5IX/FA97X8QGO14M5IX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/7X8Q/GO14M5IX/FA97X8QGO14M5IX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/7X8Q/GO14M5IX/FA97X8QGO14M5IX.SMALL.jpg pizzidave So, I was going to a concert and wanted something fun to wear. I look the artist logo and made it oversized and sewed it on a polo shirt and trimmed it with EL wire. Everyone should wear a shirt like this once. Please excuse me for the blurriness and lack of pics in some steps, I did not originally...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:58:21 PDT