Glow Clock Project for Students / Hobbyist – Electroluminescent wire (EL Wire)

August 25, 2011 — Leave a comment

Its time to make your clock  glow and attractive in night mode even in day mode. Here is the project to make glow the clock using Electroluminescent wire (also called as EL wire). Before starting up the project come lets know something about EL wire.

Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated to EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an alternating current is applied to it. It can be used in a wide variety of applications- vehicle and/or structure decoration, safety and emergency lighting, toys, clothing etc – much as rope light or Christmas lights are often used. Unlike these types of strand lights, EL wire is not a series of points, but produces a 360 degree unbroken line of visible light. Its thin diameter makes it flexible and ideal for use in a variety of applications such as clothing or costumes. More info about El wire on Wikipedia

For this project you will need:
1. A old bell style alarm clock
2. 2 feet of a color of your choice el wire(with connecter already soldered)
3. 3 feet of a color of your choice el wire
4. A el wire inverter
5. Tape
6. Screw driver
7. Drill
8. Drill bits
9. Hot glue gun
10. Hot glue sticks








For step by step instruction of this project Click here


Source: Instructables.com – Steven123 Copyrights of this project may belongs to author. Please make sure before making for commercial use. We recommend to use as personal only.

Jagan

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