Ladyada has created an amazing Tron laptop bag that I just adore!
Tote your Thinkpad and port your Apple in style with our custom TRON-inspired laptop bag tutorial. With a little soldering and sewing skills you can have your own light up satchel, sure to impress geeky friends. So grab your sewing needle and soldering iron and follow along!
The first step is to plan out your design. EL wire is stiff and holds its shape but can’t be bent many times or it will break (like any stiff wire). For that reason, you’ll want to try to try and keep the wires on large flat surfaces or going around edges that don’t flex.
Think about how you want the EL wire to travel around the bag. EL is hard to solder to, and harder to ‘split’ so keeping it simple is key! You’ll want to have all the ends terminate near a pocket that will hold the inverter.
A half hour of planning now will make eveything easier later!
Check out the video and learn how you can create your own Tron laptop bag, Ladyada will guide you through it step by step.