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Our pal Jeri has a few more installments of her videos exploring making your own EL wire and displays. In the first vid above, she shows how she twisted the enameled and bare wires to create the EL wire detailed in her previous vid. In the second video above, she shows how she used some etched junk circuit board and Luxprint EL ink to create a crude (but workable) electroluminescent “display.”

(And yes, she’s aware of her pixel pimple. Please don’t bring it up. Digital acne is a very embarrassing subject.)

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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