[Lab] Got extra EL wire?
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Wed Jan 5 17:48:37 EST 2011
On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 03:01:43PM -0500, Andrew Plumb wrote:
> Definitely wait until after Winterlude and for warmer weather then.
> No rush!
> What I'll probably do then is order a small quantity and a couple of
> inverters (one to use as-is and the other to hack for
> audio-modulation) from Adafruit to get started with proof-of-concept.
> See http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=50
Surely I can get you a small chunk for proof of concept... A driver
should be pretty easy to put together. Should be able to do it with a
transistor, RC network, battery, small transformer and a small handful
of other parts.
> On 2011-01-05, at 2:47 PM, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:59:32AM -0500, Andrew Plumb wrote:
> >> Hey Richard,
> > Hi Andrew,
> >> Will you be able to make it out this evening?
> > I hope so.
> >> If you have any of that EL wire left, I'd be interested in buying some
> >> lengths of each colour from you. I'm curious to see if short lengths
> >> could be used to hook up piezo elements (the 90V type) for active and
> >> passive sensing, actuation and "visible sound" projects.
> > Interesting!
> > How much of each colour are you seeking? Will you need a driver?
> > I have 175' of blue, 165' green and 80' red, cut up in lengths of 50' or
> > less. The drivers are good for 25-50', but if you have less than 25' of
> > wire, the driver could be loaded with an appropriate capacitive load
> > (maybe even resistive).
> > It is still all connected to the parade float in the garage. The end of
> > season pretty much happenned around the parade, so I had no great need
> > to dismantle the float and I've just had a suggestion to try and work
> > something out for Winterlude. It would be better I suspect to remove it
> > once it warms up to avoid the possibility of cracking it. The cold
> > itself shouldn't be an issue if it isn't moved and it is protected from
> > UV.
> >> Andrew.
> > slainte mhath, RGB
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