It's been a couple of years since we've done this fun workshop, so it's time to explore EL Wire once again!
EL (electroluminescent) Wire lights up like neon, yet is flexible enough to embellish clothing, bikes, computers and more. When combined with a driver, it can glow, blink, or even be programmed in complex, animated sequences.
In this workshop, we will cover the basics - learning about drivers and the wire; soldering the EL Wire to the connector and attaching the driver; and working with EL Wire to mount it to a stable shape, such as an item of clothing.
Kit includes a driver, 3 feet of wire (blue, white, red, orange, green or yellow), and connectors.
You provide the item to which you wish to attach the wire. Jackets, hats, bracelets, bikes, and even laptops might be good candidates.
Some inspiration for the costume-inclined:
Dancing Dinosaur in the Dark:
Skeleton Costumes animated with Arduino
Show it off
And, if you want to show off your costume, join us at the 5rd Annual Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland on October.
The Oakland Autumn Lights Festival is October 13-15 at the Gardens at Lake Merritt