This website was originally written in Ruby and hosted on the Raspberry Pi. It's now archived at GitHub for posterity!

Driving Electroluminescent Wire With The Raspberry Pi were kind enough to send some electroluminescent wire my way for general tinkering and electrical mishaps. I originally planned to try it out with Bare Conductive Paint, but had some amount of trouble getting this to work; the paint is quite highly resistive in thin traces, which doesn't bode well for the high-voltage, low-current A/C power supply that EL wire demands.

In the bundle of EL goodies, I had a sound-activated, battery powered, portable driver. Suffice to say, I decided to hack it and had somewhat of an adventure. I'm going to start with the end result, a video of the EL wire pulsating happily to the tune of a WiringPi softTone. Okay it doesn't make any sound, but the WiringPi softTone function is ideal for modulating the A/C.

If you're eager to learn more before I start chronicling my journey here, you can find a photo-journal of my hackery adventure on Flickr.

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