Fashion: Belt
Fiber Optic Color-Changing Belt   (0)  [vote for, against]
Perfect for wearing to raves.

A belt that works using the same technology as those fiber optic novelty lamps [link]. The belt is braided with these fiber optic strands and in the buckle is a battery pack and light emitter. It would glow bright and could even change color like the novelty toys mentioned earlier.
-- jivetalkinrobot, Aug 12 2003

Fiber optic novelty lamps http://www.coolstuf...m/batpowfibopl.html
As seen at Spencer Gifts and other novelty stores. [jivetalkinrobot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Not these
My idea would be about a dozen braided fiber optic strands. [jivetalkinrobot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Braided like this
Sorry to go link-crazy here, wish I could draw like [bristolz] [jivetalkinrobot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Uhm, those fiber optic things only emit light out of the very ends, no?
-- DeathNinja, Aug 12 2003

[DN] They're brightest at the end, but check out the link, they definitely glow throughout the tube, too.
-- jivetalkinrobot, Aug 12 2003

[Mr Burns] Does EL wire change color, though?
-- jivetalkinrobot, Aug 12 2003

EL wire is available in all colors of the rainbow, plus it does change color based on voltage and frequency. ELwire runs at about 200volts, at a frequency of ~1200Hz.. change the freq and/or voltage, and the wire changes hue.

I've made ELwire clothing - great for raves/industrial shows/clubs.. cheap 9v inverters are great for power source too.
-- gothgeekboi, Aug 12 2003

I bet the ladies love your new get-up.
-- FloridaManatee, Aug 13 2003

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