In order to try and make aesthetically pleasing high tech fashion more available, we came up with the idea of creating electroluminescent (EL) patches that can be put on clothing. The EL patch glows in the dark and gives a very retro “cyberpunk” feel to jacket. Though high tech fashion is becoming more mainstream, there’s a lack of stylish clothing that’s reasonably priced. This project is an attempt to make visually pleasing wearables more accessible to the public.
The method is versatile enough that you can affix the EL patches to other pieces of clothing but this instructable will focus on making EL patches just for jackets.
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