Had this idea to build a 1/3 scale FLYNN'S sign using EL wire after finding some schematics online for the sign that was used in the building in TRON Legacy.
The sign dimensions:
The real sign:
At 1/3 scale the sign is 12" tall and around 42" wide
My first task was to get the metal letters cut and build the rolled frame.
To make the sign more realistic to a neon sign I wanted the EL wire to be offset from the letters using small mounts, they don't make mounts this small so I decided to make my own using some clips, screws and black standoffs.
Next I rolled 3 pieces of 1/2" square tubing and some cut some smaller pieces to make the sign mount. The sign mount is curved. Once the pieces were cut I welded everything together including some hangers.
Next was to attach the letters for placement
Next post - Wiring and testing