Jul 212015

Cool Neon Soldering PartyCome learn the (really simple) skill of soldering EL Wire – and light up your creations!
Our annual Cool Neon Soldering Party! They are here again! An Annual tradition since ’99. ALWAYS FREE!

NOON – 6PM The first 4 Saturdays in August — 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
1433 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607

Come to our shop in Oakland to learn everything you need to know to get you glowing.
Soldering workshops and project advice are always free. Bring your ideas, bikes, vehicles, outfits, questions, patience, kids, friends, and enthusiasm.Cool Neon Soldering PartyWhile you are here, you can test ride our Social Revolution – a 2-3 person playa tricycle.

The Light Room in our ShopAND, see all the new additions to our product line since our shop will be open.In addtion, order pick-up and in-store shopping Tuesday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM. We are conveniently located near the base of the Bay Bridge in Oakland. 

Call us, Benny, Karen, and Gian anytime with questions.


We can’t wait to see you and your projects glowing on the playa!

Benny, Karen, Gian and the Elves

Photo: Bryan Alberstadt

Dec 072011

Cool Neon and Benny James are honored to be invited to show off the technology of Total Control Lighting and Cool Neon EL Wire at this unique event taking place tonight at The Tech Museum in San Jose. Come  join us for a fun time.

From thetech.org:The Tech Museum -  After Hours Tinker and Drinker

After Hours: Tinker and Drinker
Wednesday, December 7
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Sip on a glow-in-the-dark Tech-tini from our no-host bar as you enjoy the music of DJ Curtis & the CD Boys.
  • Be among the first to see drink-making innovations like the B.A.R. Tender and Evil Mad Scientist’s Drink Making Unit 2.0!
  • Check out presentations by local inventors like Acme Art, Cornfield Electronics, Combots, BioCurious, and Cool Neon.
  • Enjoy GIANT GAMES like 4 Foot Tall Jenga-Style Blocks, Over-Sized Chess, and Giant Four in a Row.
  • Explore the entire museum under moody lighting and music as you decide whether to play a bevy of giant games, move to the tunes of our DJ, discover more about robotics, or just relax with friends!

For more information or to buy tickets please call +1 (408) 294-8324. Or buy online now.

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