Light Up Your PocketC.H.I.P. Cyberpunk Style

In the wake of Cyberpunk Your Summer campaign, we’ve been repeatedly asked one question: How do I make my PocketC.H.I.P. glow like that? By popular demand, here it is, your Cyberpunk PocketC.H.I.P. LED & El Wire tutorial!

I had seen the EL Wire PocketC.H.I.P. project by Pocketeer 5t4rw1nd in the forums and decided to give it a go. It was rad, but I needed a bit more case illumination for our planned night time cyberpunk photoshoot. That’s when it hit me. I made a few tweaks and threw LEDs into the mix. With the combination of EL Wire and LEDs the hack really took off. Plus, I used a power inverter and DC step-up, so I made it all glow using only PocketC.H.I.P.’s internal battery.

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Make PocketC.H.I.P. Even More Cyberpunk with El Wire, Build a Router with C.H.I.P., & Upcycle an Old Printer with a C.H.I.P. Print Server

Make PocketC.H.I.P. really shine with hot pink El wire!

Make PocketC.H.I.P. really shine with hot pink el wire!

It’s been a busy week at NTC HQ with the launch of C.H.I.P. Pro and GR8, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t make time to keep tabs on the latest C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P. projects!

Here are three great community created projects that you should try: add El Wire to your PocketC.H.I.P., turn C.H.I.P. into a WiFi router, and upcycle your old parallel printer with a C.H.I.P. print server.

C.H.I.P.sters and Pocketeers are always busing making projects, mods, and writing up documentation. To stay up on all the latest content, keep your browser tabs pinned to the blog, forum, Hackster.io, and Chip-Community.org.

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