This is a simple linear chaser, with binary on/off line control. It really can't get much simpler than this.
Chaser source code
This is a slightly more complicated chaser. The lines are still either on or off, with nothing in between, but now the chaser line bounces back and forth.
Cylon chaser source code
This is a binary counter, showing radically independant control of each strand. It might not be the most decorative effect.
Binary counter source code
All the previous demos had simple on/off control of the EL wire -- a strand was either on or off. This demo shows all the lines fading in and out together, accomplished by turning them on and off very quickly at different ratios.
Fade source code
Now for something that puts it all together, into a fade in/fade out "wave" chaser. This is the mode I most often use, as it looks really great in person. The Attoparsec Lightsuit, for instance, runs this effect on 21 lines of EL wire using 3 interface cards.
Wave chaser source code