Using electroluminescent wire, a.k.a. EL wire, is a fun and easy way to incorporate battery powered lighting in your craft projects. If you’ve been meaning to try this material out but have been intimidated to work with electronics, Meg Allan Cole shows you just how simple it can be in the HGTV Handmade video below. Make […]Continue Reading
If the picture seen above doesn’t scare you, or at least freak you out a little, the videos at the end of this post should do the trick. As seen on 3Dprint.com, Melisa Ng has come up with a 3D printed mask that I hope doesn’t show up in my dreams anytime soon! As freaky […]Continue Reading
More wearables goodness from Becky over at Adafruit. Folks have been crowing about the advent of wearable electronics for a long time, of course, and while it’s easy for prognosticators and futurists to predict these things in theory, it takes folks like Becky, down in the trenches, to actually make it happen.Continue Reading
Rob Ryan makes papercuts. It’s an art, and he’s good at it, and maybe it’s slightly unfair that it took the gimmick of mounting one over a piece of electroluminescent sheet for me to sit up and pay attention. Still, it looks great. Kudos, Ryan! [via Dude Craft]Continue Reading
Here on Make: Online, we’ve featured lots of projects that use electrolumiscent wire, like the barbershop pole, the sequencing costume, and the angler fish. EL wire is a really flexible (pun intended) way to add lighting to your projects, and it’s fairly easy to use. In the newest issue of MAKE, Volume 21, we offer […]Continue Reading
Among the hairier of my hare-brained schemes involves formulating a safe-to-drink chemiluminescent cocktail. I think the first person to do it will become a very wealthy laughingstock, which, as I understand it, is the very definition of The American Dream.
So I got really excited when I first saw this post over on TheDieline.com, because I thought somebody had pulled it off. Unfortunately, it’s just the labels that are glowing, not the booze itself, but still it’s pretty cool. If you ignore the crass commercialism, the shameless marketing, the horrors of alcoholism, drunk driving, etc., etc. [via Geekologie]Continue Reading