|This was a
very quick hack I made in one afternoon for the Big Chill 2007. A
lot of punters dress up for Big Chill and that adds to the atmosphere.
I wanted to do something myself that was unique.
The simple idea here was to stitch a piece of EL wire to the back of a
rucksack to spell the word "Chill". In the first step I printed a
cursive copy of the word I wanted and pinned it to the back of the bag.
then threaded the EL wire through from the inside and stiched it over
the top of the pattern. I then tore off the paper pattern leaving just
the wire and stitching.
the wire won't bend round tight corners you have to add some loops to
|Lit up it
does look good - outdoors at night its great.
mobile operation I used 8 AA batteries to power the 12V EL wire
invertor that came with the EL wire kit. The batteries last very well -
the same set ran the sign all weekend.
also added a random
to give a "blinking neon" effect. There is a switch to change between
continuous on and blinking so you don't annoy people too much when you
lots of positive comments at the festival!
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