This weekend I played around with EL-Wire. I'd like to do some concept pieces related to the theme of bringing people together through Technology. In effect a series of stylized figures with a "beam" of light entering the figures heart at 45 degrees.
Doing a rough technical mock-up taught me a couple of things:
1. I thought that be using a reflective background I'd increase the brightness, however it introduces a sort of blurring effect that makes the pattern less easy to percieve. Matt black would be better.
2. The inverters can zing you nicely - not dangerous, but unpleasant.
3. The Adafruit tutorials on working with EL-Wire are excellent.