DIY Tron Laptop-Bag Project Will Leave You Glowing
Looking for a quick geeky task to keep you busy this Christmas? If so, then look no further than this neat DIY project which takes your average laptop-bag and transforms it, Tron-style.
We've covered a couple of Tron related stories these past few weeks, including the very real $55,000 lightcycle, but none have grabbed our attention quiet as much as this one; so much so that it even got a mention in our recent podcast. But why, you ask? Because, Tronifying your own laptop-bag is cheap and fairly straightforward — with more than just a little sewing and soldering required.
The cool glowing effect (pictured) is made possible due to the use of electro-luminescent (EL) wire and a tucked-away small battery pack. If you're not familiar with EL wire, it's a relatively cheap, flexible product that glows when a current passes through it. Thankfully, the end result looks pretty neat, meaning you won't look like this guy.
If you're feeling like your old bag could do with a new look, then be sure to check out this guide on getting to grips with EL wire - it's full of helpful tips to get you started.
[Via Hack A Day]