Introduction: EL Wire Subwoofer Lamp
In this Instructable I will show you how to make an EL Wire lamp out of an old subwoofer. I wouldn't suggest using a good subwoofer cause they are costly, mine was blown so it was perfect.
Step 1: Required Materials
You will need:
An old sub
1 way switch
2 AA batteries
9' of EL Wire
2 female slide connectors
Step 2: Disassembly
The sub I used was already disassembled but you can see there isn't much to them. First you have to cut the cone off the basket to get to the spider. Next you need to cut the spider as close to the basket as possible. Once its cut the cone assembly should come out. Next flip it over and remove the screws holding the magnet in place (not all subs have the screws on the bottom). When the magnet is out you are ready for step two.
Step 3: Cut the Hole for the Switch
Now you need to cut a hole in the dust cap to house your switch.
Step 4: Cut the EL Wire
Cut the El Wire and strip the ends then put the connectors on.
Step 5: Install the Battery Pack
After the wires are connected you can install the battery pack in the dust cap and hook up the switch. Make sure it's wired like in the doodle or you batteries wont last.
Step 6: Running the EL Wire
Now you can run the EL Wire any way you want using the hot glue to secure it to the sub.
Step 7: Assembly
Now you screw the dust cap onto the basket with the Self-starting screws.
Step 8: Testing
Now install your AA batteries and make sure they are fully charged. Then go into a dark room and flip the switch.
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