STEMies girls this term have been enjoying the opportunity of learning about EL (Electroluminescent) wire and using it to enhance something they owned. EL wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an alternating current is applied to it, it produces a 360 degree unbroken line of visible light. Its thin diameter makes it flexible and ideal for use in a variety of applications such as clothing or costumes. It comes in many colours with connections to a battery pack with inverter, it produces a cool light without heat and can be glued or sewn.
There were cushions, pencil cases, tee-shirts, soft toys, caps and other items of clothing….plenty to enjoy.