CodeAndReload's avatar
Is EL Wire fine enough to integrate into a ring? Can a faraday cage be integrated into a ring?
JeremyMallin's avatar
JeremyMallinProfessional Interface Designer
I can look into that. Are those commercially available at a reasonable price?
CodeAndReload's avatar
I'd assume so. I doubt you are going to need much EL Wire for a ring. The EL Wire is what is used to make tron-like costumes etc.

A faraday cage is simply a coil of wire with a magnet in it similar to the shake lights. I'm not sure if there is enough room for something like that. If you can build a cage into a ring you simply need to shake the ring to power it, which will be cheaper in the long run than buying watch batteries.

Even if the EL Wire is somewhat expensive, it may still be reasonable when you consider the price of the spectrum set DC Direct put out.
JeremyMallin's avatar
JeremyMallinProfessional Interface Designer
The DC Direct set was way too expensive for my taste. I did have an idea of cheating on the whole size problem by integrating a ring into a glove and sewing the batteries into a pouch in the clove. (In the comics Hal Jordan wears the ring over his gloves.) But I really don't want to make a glove too, let alone wear the dang thing. Another idea I had was to cheat any just use phosphorescent paint underneath the ring's lens -- or just give up on having it light up altogether. The few examples I've seen online where people have made rings with lights are big and bulky. I would rather have something that looks good even if it doesn't light up.