Kanye West El shutter glasses

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by spikedred, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. spikedred

    spikedred New Member

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    So after seeing the video of Kanye West performing stronger at the 2008 grammys I decided to try and do his light up shutter glasses.
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    I started off with an A5 cuttable el sheet from e-luminates.com which I cut in 3 sections.

    The video below shows what I was able to accomplish. (hopefully the link works)
    video-2012-02-29-19-38-30.mp4 video by spikedred28 - Photobucket

    Unfortunately the iTY4.5 inverter I bought with the el sheet was defective so I decided to use and inverter that came with an old el wire I had purchased. After about 5 minutes of the el glasses being on I smelled smoke and I saw that one of the connections was sparking and smoking, after this the el sheet stopped working. Could this have been a result of me using the incorrect inverter or due to some bad connections in the wiring I did?

    Any comments and ideas on how to improve this project are welcome.
     
  2. mosarmini

    mosarmini Active Member

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    That looks hella cool man! How much did the whole thing cost all together?
     
  3. spikedred

    spikedred New Member

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    It was around 60 for the A5 sheet and the inverter but from that A5 sheet you can manage to make 3 of the shutter glasses, if they don't short circuit like 2 of mine have.
     
  4. epilepticsquirl

    epilepticsquirl Sr Member

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    are the inverters the same or do they have two different power ratings?
     
  5. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Immaletyoufinish, but I want to just say that the Raybans from Men in Black were better shades.
     

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