EL wire for bike, scooter and skate board Answered
I was looking at some Instructables in regards to EL wire and how to use it on bikes and similar.
Some look quite interesting, while there was one using the high voltage generated and stepped up from a stepper motor.
So it is is either batteries or risking electric shock - not my liking.
I finally got my hands on an old dynamo, output is around 6V and I want to combine it with some EL wire.
My thought is to fully convert the bike to run on the dynamo rather than on battery lights.
For the EL drivers that run on 3V I will use a voltage regulator with no batteries inside the driver.
The front and rear lights should run on rechargeable batteries, but only small ones to provide the juice when stopping at the lights or similar.
I am quite good at getting stuff working they way I want to but no so good in putting all of it into a readable and easy to follow tutorial.
So I was wondering if there is some interest in some old school mods to get some proper light on the bike (or scooter)?
If so I would take some pics on the way and try create something others might be able to follow.
Of course like usual I will stick mostly to recycled parts for the project, except for EL stuff that is.
Might even include some instructions on how to refurbish a stuck dynamo as I had to face this problem too.
Let me know what you think....