Author: Allegra Thomas

The Problem with AC/DC

No, I’m not talking about the rock band. I’m talking about actual alternating current and direct current. The EL wires used on the raptor bodies are AC-powered, while the LEDs used in the raptor eyes are DC-powered. Both EL wires… Continue Reading The Problem with AC/DC

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Week 6 Update

We are nearly halfway through the semester! That means it’s almost time to begin the transition from prototyping to producing final products. Check out this video for a preview of this week’s raptor happenings: This week the raptor team had… Continue Reading Week 6 Update

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Electroluminescent Wire vs. LED Strips

As a member of the raptor electronics team, my job consists of working with my teammates to design, build, and implement the lighting features of the raptors. As you can see from the design photos included in this blog post,… Continue Reading Electroluminescent Wire vs. LED Strips

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