Use EL wire to make your bike a sight at night.

Written by Emily Smith and Luke Closs image Illustration by Emily Smith


Emily Smith

Time Required: 1–2 Days

Cost: $45–$75

Learn to splice EL wire for a customized light show.


» EL Wire Starter Pack, 25' Maker Shed item #MKEZL02,

» Batteries, AA (2)

» Adhesive tape, clear, high-strength such as clear hockey tape. You can also use cable ties or glue.

TO SPLICE EL WIRE (optional):

» Copper foil tape

» Heat-shrink tubing: 1mm, 3mm

» Wire, stranded insulated or 2-conductor ...

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