This is a super cool RC mod that I made to a Baja Bandit car. It has blinking color changing LEDs on the underside and head and tail lights. It's also a lot of fun to drive at night! Obviously, since you guys probably can't have the exact same materials as me, it's pretty customizable, but that's what makes it fun! In the materials step, I also have a custom wire spool holder that I made another Instructable for. You can find it here. Thanks for reading and have fun!
Step 1: Materials
First of all, you'll need an RC car. You also need some LEDs of your choice (I used 4x 3 volt white ones and 8x 3.2 volt RGBs) , the corresponding resistors, two 3 volt battery cases, a switch, a hot glue gun, some wire, and a soldering iron.
You can buy the white LEDs here
And the RGBs here.
Step 2: Attaching the Hardware
Step 3: The PCB and Wiring
Also, here's a link to an awesome LED calculator site: http://ledcalculator.net
Step 4: Optional Glow Paint
You can also create a super cool glow in the dark paint job with glow in the dark fabric paint. I used Tulip glow in the dark dimensional paint, which creates a textured effect too. Basically, trace all the significant lines on the car body, charge it up with light, and glow away. However, it is mostly for looks when the neon is not on since the LEDs outshine the glow. I also traced the creases on my transmitter, which adds another really cool effect and makes it visible in the dark. See my full Instructable on this here.