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Topics => E-Textiles and Craft => Topic started by: vxir on Feb 23, 2011, 10:44 pm

Title: EL paint?
Post by: vxir on Feb 23, 2011, 10:44 pm
You probably know these EL tee-shirts like this:

Anyone know if you can buy the ink/paint somewhere and DIY?
Title: Re: EL paint?
Post by: fkeel on Feb 24, 2011, 08:19 am

I believe that (only took a brief glance) these t-shirts use simple led's. If you want to do something like this, I would start with RGB strips from Sparkfun. (about 16$ I think.)
The trickyest part is the powersupply though. Search in the excibit part of the arduino forum. There as a thread there where a guy did an ambient light for his laptop with one of these... you could make yourself a t-shirt using the same method. just cover the rgb leds with some diffuse material, like shower curtain liner....

Hope that helps.


Title: Re: EL paint?
Post by: maurin on Mar 04, 2011, 06:12 pm
See PUDDLEJUMPER project from