Flexible Aluminum Electroluminescent Display - No Transparent Conductor Needed

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Intro: Flexible Aluminum Electroluminescent Display - No Transparent Conductor Needed

How to make a flexible display with aluminum foil, EL phosphors and a simple electrolytic etching bath.

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    Jake Turner

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I'll be trying my hand at this soon Jeri, I have a lot of ideas for custom EL displays and can't afford to simply cut up EL panels into what I need. Would you care to watch a video of mine and give me some feedback? In it, I demonstrate 100hz-reactive EL ribbon on a top hat with audio input processed by Arduino, using a resistor-capacitor filter to isolate the 100hz audio band, an LM386 IC to create the line level voltage, and a transistor to switch the EL supply on and off. Crude, but effective.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBboYlzd4CM

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    urijiii

    4 years ago on Introduction

    какойто развод...........показать показала а попробовать не даёт...........

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    RubikAdams

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Where I can buy the kind of white sand? that you add at the end.

    And congratulations for the projects and the technical illusions!!

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    SUNDERSHIVAH

    6 years ago on Introduction

    And one more thing i want this idea to the next level i need the assistance how many watts the layer per cm square is consumed? and how can the brightness of light can improved????

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    SUNDERSHIVAH

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice efforts what are the other alternative illuminating ink please let me know... thanks... oh i like positive approach of seeing thinks !!!!

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    Dain Unicorn

    6 years ago on Introduction

    That offers so many possibilities, and your use of an erstwhile warning sticker is resonating with me. This along with EL wire might be a suitable means to offer low/no-light guidence, and since there is current flow it could be tested for my automated devices as well.

    Bravo, very well done.

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    Geek++

    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is so kewl that it forced me to get an account just so I could tell you that. lol Awesome stuff!

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    this should also work with an ultrasound cleaner to porate the aluminium.
    not as well but just takes a bit longer.

    -A

    This is so cool! I have got to try and make something with that electroluminescent phosphorous!
    Please tell me, where can you get it?!

    NONONO...What you said is electrolysis(video 1:05). But what I want to know is...how could she make it emit light(video 2:10)?

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    hogtowner

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That is just the COOLEST thing I have been e-mailed in a long time!!!

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    dacker

    7 years ago on Introduction

    A fantastic example of true science, turning a failure into something new, useful, and creative.

    Like Post-It notes, microwaves for cooking, Teflon, and penicillin.

    How about a bill of materials and suggested sources?