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Offline Caleb_PTopic starter

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Isn't this dangerous?
« on: June 04, 2013, 04:34:19 am »
I ran across this on kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dropshades/dropshades-sound-reactive-technology

Correct me if I'm wrong but It uses EL wire which requires high voltage to operate and puts it on your face. Wouldn't any short cause shocks to a very sensitive are ie the eyes and face?
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 05:02:25 am »
Personally, I wouldn't be worried. Although EL wire does use a moderately high voltage, it would be easy to insulate, provided the glasses were made correctly.
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 01:16:41 pm »
Personally, I wouldn't be worried. Although EL wire does use a moderately high voltage, it would be easy to insulate, provided the glasses were made correctly.
I saw this - I think RGB LEDs and lightguides would be a better way to do it.
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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 02:01:23 pm »
1 meter of ELwire uses around 9mA at 100V

So yeah, its not something you want to be touching.
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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 02:31:18 pm »
It's essentially a rip off of Choof's project from a while back, he isn't hugely impressed:
http://ch00ftech.com/2011/12/31/stronger-glasses/
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 03:20:14 pm »
It's all fun and games, until someone splashes a drink in your face. I never really experienced that myself, but then again, I'm not one of those douches, who would actually wear a pair of these. You know, the type that desperately crave attention and often pull disturbing pickup lines. ::)
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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 01:03:32 pm »
Safety?? :palm: maybe you should explain that concept to the guy with the solder burn...
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 06:10:22 pm »
small EL inverters are not likely to put out "dangerous" voltages.  Perhaps "painful", though.
Overall risk is probably quite low compared to other clubbing behaviors... :-(
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 06:14:10 pm »
It's essentially a rip off of Choof's project from a while back, he isn't hugely impressed:
http://ch00ftech.com/2011/12/31/stronger-glasses/

To be fair, this project is far from unique in itself.  ^-^
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 05:55:29 am »
Show me a hipster and I'll show you some EL wire taped to some ironic part of their body. It's a little rich to be claiming design credits on props from a 70's B movie.
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 08:23:25 pm »
Personally, I wouldn't be worried. Although EL wire does use a moderately high voltage, it would be easy to insulate, provided the glasses were made correctly.
I saw this - I think RGB LEDs and lightguides would be a better way to do it.

I think you meant single RGB led for each row but:

Add a way to diffuse the light so humans cannot discriminate separate leds would make it look not so prototype.
Just roll one using only pcb parts µwatch style, none of this 3d printed stuff required.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 08:25:15 pm by Legit-Design »
 

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Re: Isn't this dangerous?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 07:52:04 am »
Well it might not be dangerous but it's _
FUCKING LAME!
 


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