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How to make an LED heart Answered

I am designing and making a prop for a music concert and would like some advice on the best way to go about it. The prop needs to be a glowing/lit heart that starts off on stage as a series of glowing rods. The artist then constructs the shape onstage and it becomes this glowing heart. I am thinking of using some sort of plastic tubing and LED lights, but Im not sure how to construct them so that they can:

- start of as individual rods then fitted together in a specific shape
- they need to turn on and off an be able to have the batteries replaced.
- must be bright red glow
- lightweight and low heat.

If anyone has some good ideas or advice on how to construct it I would be really grateful.
Thanks guys!


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steveastrouk (author)2010-06-01

Its going to have to be reasonably dark for EL wire to be effective, but I'd go with EL too.

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Kiteman (author)2010-06-01

Have you looked at EL wire?

You could put lengths inside or around plastic tubing.

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lowtechloz (author)2010-06-01