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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!

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal