The ever-industrious Jeri Ellsworth shows you how she made her own electroluminescent (EL) wire using enameled magnet wire, bare copper wire, and EL phosphors. And don’t forget the rubber cement coating when you’re done so that you don’t shock the Dickens out of you.


EL Wire Made at Home – The Currency of Burning Man

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • vrandy.myopenid.com

    That’s a neat [DEAD PIXEL!] technique. Saving a couple [DEAD PIXEL!] bucks is probably not [DEAD PIXEL!] worth it for most projects, but [DEAD PIXEL!] I’ll bet it’s [DEAD PIXEL!] possible to [DEAD PIXEL!] create some interesting [DEAD PIXEL!] color effects [DEAD PIXEL!] that you [DEAD PIXEL] couldn’t get [DEAD PIXEL!] with the off [DEAD PIXEL!] the shelf stuff. [DEAD PIXEL!]

    By the way, did anyone else notice there was a dead pixel in the video? It’s a little distracting.

    • Alvaro

      It really wasn’t that distracting…