Make Extra: EL-Wire Blinky

A new Make Extra is up today: Mikey Sklar’s raving-mad recipe for building a blinking, glowing wearable with electroluminescent (EL) wire, a PIC microcontroller, and (optionally) a homemade PCB– all using exclusively open-source tools. The plans include full blinky control code that’s ready to compile and burn, or (of course) modify. Link.


Paul Spinrad is a broad-spectrum enthusiast, writer, maker, and dad who lives in San Francisco. He hatches schemes at

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