julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 15:52:07 CST 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 7 Mar 2007 at 14:16, Jules Richardson wrote:
>> Operable life looks pretty good. Might have to try and get hold of some of
>> that for experimentation - I'm not sure where in the UK you can get it though
>> (the handful of sites I saw were all in the US).
> I've got a bunch of the EL cable--it's pretty interesting.
I think one of the places I came across earlier was doing it for about $1.20
per foot; that's probably easily enough to make a large single-digit segmented
display from actually (of course add HV source  and necessary decode logic
on top of that)
 Presumably there are various transistor options for switching; AC voltage
needed seems to be pretty low (in the order of 100V) at anything from 50Hz to
> On the other hand, there is this rather bizarre Russian website that
> appears to have something to do with stealing a street sign and
> hooking it to a Sinclair Z80 system:
heh heh. And that's one big PSU:
> How's your Russian?
Largely gleaned from Hollywood movies, unfortunately ;-)
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