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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

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


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  1. [...] MAKE’s massive EL wire project sampler… 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! [...]