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Gadget Freak Case #206: Electroluminescent Wire Sound Controller

By connecting electroluminescent wire to his Android smartphone, Matt Katzenstein has created his own personal disco light that strobes to the beat of his music.

Matt Katzenstein, an electrical engineering student at Union County College in New Jersey, has created his own personal disco light show that strobes to a beat. He created the gadget with a handful of components and some electroluminescent wire, also known has EL wire. He uses his Android smartphone as a source of music and then connects some EL wire with a few inexpensive components between the two. The result is lighted wire that pulses to the beat of the music. The same gadget can be connected to different sources of music and different lights.

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