@Eiseldora, there is no fan, it just produces a frequency that humans can hear, because this is the frequency that the light requires, apparently.
@Ant Bee, have you had any previous experience soldering? If not, I'd def recommend having a friend with some experience the first time, it's the kind of thing that makes you wish you had 5 heat-resistant hands. OR: you can just order the required lenght of wire plus driver and just connect the two with a click when you are ready. They call it ready to use EL wire kit and sell them online, good people. If you are willing to get into the soldering business, there are lots of tutorials actually and EL wire is really easy, because you don't need to think about + and - much. As far as my project goes: I cut a piece of jewelry wire the same length as my EL wire and experimented with it and the size of the lettering, until I was pretty certain I could use as much as possible from the EL wire. This was the most arduous task of all, and, as I mentioned, working with the transparent thread to secure it in the spots where it just didn't want to stay close enough to the cardboard. I made holes in the cardboard with a nail
very basic. And if I had bought the easy to use EL wire, I could have completely skipped the step with the soldering, but we have all the tools so why not use them
But basically it is just like working with a really thick tread, except you need to be careful not to bend it too much. EL wire rules! I have been eying it for a very long time, but it wasn't until seeing a live demo and some very cool completed projects recently that I finally realized how easy and rewarding it is.
These scavenger hunts sound better and better...