As Advanced Materials Month enters its final week, we’re gathering together some of the coolest projects from the dusty archives of MAKE. Next up, projects using electro-luminescent wire! Above, check out this bicycle with pedal-powered EL wire!


EL wire barbershop pole…



Neon Surfers Bring EL Into the Waves



How-To: Tron bag with EL wire (also, learn how to make it in Make Projects)



How-To: EL Wire Wings



“Nixie Tube” from EL Wire



Grown-Crystal and EL-Wire DNA Lamp



These EL Wire Glasses Would be Kanye-approved



Arduino-controlled EL wire coat



EL-wire “Jacob’s Ladder”


If this post has you hankering to create your own EL wire project, be sure to check out the EL Wire Starter Pack in the Maker Shed!