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The Tron Look

Just a quick suggestion to give our Bots a more futuristic look, I will try this out for my Rad Bot, I have seen examples of this "El wire" before and it looks very nice! A very bright Tron Glow added to your projects.



Glowing El wire


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#1  
@Roborad,

im a huge Tron fan, if they make a 3rd i'll be wrapped.;)

This wire is very cool, its been around for awhile it seems but this is the first ive seen or heard of it, looks great.

if i had this wire back in my BMX days...i would have prayed school started at night time...:P:P
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Would love the inside of my car to look like this:P
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https://youtu.be/V24VyBjftF0
#2  
Yes it sure does look impressive! I did have a custom P.C. online business for a while mostly building high end gaming computers and sometimes the customer requested El wire around the case and in the side window etc...That was a few years ago and my part supplier from China went out of business so I will need to find another store online to get it again! It would look great on the robot!
#3  
Would look fantastic on a robot.;)

Hmm you have me thinking now...:P
#4  
For sure . I am all for any new ideas to make robotics less Geeky and more Ultra-cool! *cool*
#5  
I've read that it doesn't last very long and starts to fade after a few hours. Anyone know more about this? *confused*
#6  
@DaveSchulpius,

i did a bit of reading about them, if trying to run too much power through a long length of EL Wire..or EL Tape, it will hurt the inverter causing it to fade.


If their set up correctly they will last for hours i'd say.;)
#7  
Last for hours? I wouldn't want to use something that has that short of a lifespan. :(
#9  
@DaveSchulpius,

I meant hours from one battery sorry.

A lipo should run them for around 8hrs.

I noticed they sell EL Tape here compared to EL Wire, their flat instead of round.