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How-To: TRON Bow

How-To: TRON Bow

Becky and Phil’s ongoing quest to TRON-ify the universe, begun back in the summer of 2010 in anticipation of the not-so-much-worth-all-the-anticipation-after-all TRON sequel, continues undeterred by disappointing directorial choices, secure in the knowledge that pretty much anything, jazzed up with EL wire, is awesome.

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New in the Maker Shed: EZ-EL Wire Starter Kits

New in the Maker Shed: EZ-EL Wire Starter Kits

EL-wire is great stuff. It gives off a neon like-glow without generating heat or deadly high voltages. It’s simple enough for beginning makers yet can yield some impressive results! Ready to get started? We have some great new EL wire starter kits available in the Maker Shed!

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How-To:  Tron Couch

How-To: Tron Couch

MAKE alum Becky Stern’s first project in her new job at adafruit is a video about how to add EL accent wire to your sofa. Check it out!

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These EL Wire Glasses Would be Kanye-approved

These EL Wire Glasses Would be Kanye-approved

For New Years Eve, Ch00f built these EL Wire shutter shades which use an analog circuit to react to sound like a VU meter. He’s posted full build details including schematics and tips for dealing with EL Wire, which he found to be the trickiest part of the project.

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“Nixie Tube” from EL Wire

“Nixie Tube” from EL Wire

A “beautiful failure” from Trammell Hudson, writing on the NYC Resistor blog. Also a beautiful phrase, that. I shall be adopting it henceforth.

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