Costs more and you need to buy the inverter, but the wires are brighter than the case EL wire.
Also, the LED's were bought at Radio Shack only two were needed, but I do have purple, less intense LED's that you can't see in the pics.
I wish I had the talent to make that, or at least the motivation... then I'd try to find a way to make it sharp and give it electricity to shock people with tazor voltage... Mmm on second thought maybe it's better I don't try.. that could be a halloween party gone very wrong...
Here's a list of materials I used:
-A 1/4" thick Plastic sheet. I don't know the size of mine, but should be around one yard by 24-30 inches.
-EL wire and inverter (the one from jab-tech)
-9V battery and connector
-2 Purple LED's
-2 High Intensity Blue LED's
-2 100 Ohm resistors
-One Dremel with reinforced disk
-A small hand saw
-Soldering iron with rosin cored solder
-Something to score lines onto plastic
-Hot glue gun
Draw out your design on paper or cardboard
Transfer design onto the plastic
cut, file and repeat
Step four: (no pics)
Figure out the path of your EL wire and make a path on one side using the Soldering Iron (do this in a well ventilated area) by melting into the plastic creating a groove.
Wire your EL wire and LED's
Step six: (no pics)
Make holes for your LED's just as you did for the EL wire.
Step seven: (no pics)
Test everything out, glue down loose wiring and make a handle.
Awesome job man. Thats really sick looking, i hope mine comes out as good as yours. Im doing mine the way sean did it and i have only one question for you. How did you cut your plexiglass? thats the biggest problem for me so far. i could use my dremel but thats really slow and not very pretty cuts. Just wondering if you found an easier way.