Step 1: Inventory Checklist....
2 - 8 AA Battery Holders with snap connectors (make those 10x battery holders if you intend on using 1.2 volt Rechargeable Batteries, which you should) - http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062242
2 - 9v snap connectors to 5.5 to 2.1mm Male DC plugs - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005D65LEG/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2 - 5.5x2.1mm 1 Female to 2 Male Splitter 2 Way DC Power Cables (you can make your own 3 way splitter, but I got lazy) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050H9A18/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3 - 5 meter SMD 5050 Water-resistant 300LEDs RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Lamp Kit 44Key IR Remote Controller (Save the Male 2.1mm DC plugs included in this kit...you will use them later) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJJDLHQ/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Lots of assorted Heat Shrink tubing sizes and lengths...I cut mine to size but bought this kit to make sure I had what I needed - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008WWC6FU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1 - 10 meter roll of 4 color RGB cable spool for 5050 4 pin connections - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009VD3EW8/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1 - 4 Pin Splitter for One to Two LED RGB Color Changing Strips (optional depending on if you choose 1 controller or 2) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077IPRAG/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i04?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Lots of LED PCB RGB LED Strip Any Angel Turn Connector, 4 Conductor, For SMD5050 depending on how many turns you need to make (I ran out and had to solder the remaining connections; which took forever so buy plenty!!!) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VZKSNC/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1 - 10pack 10 inch(30cm) 2.1 x 5.5mm DC Power Pigtail Female - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUKHN0S/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3 - 48cm LED (any color) Flexible Neon Strip Light - http://www.ebay.com/itm/331029282421?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
1 kit - LED bike lights *KIT BOTH WHEELS* - safety spoke wheel lights ( I didn't want to build this portion so I bought these from this great company, support them!!!) - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271298916515
1 - 2" X 15' roll of Industrial strength Velcro with sticky backing - http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Industrial-Strength-Sticky-Back-Fasteners/dp/B00006RSP1/ref=sr_1_6?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1384269340&sr=1-6&keywords=velcro
22 - AA Batteries....(26 if you use the 1.2V Rechargeables) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UG41W8/?tag=thewire06-20
1 - Bicycle underseat bag - http://www.amazon.com/BV-Bicycle-Strap-On-Saddle-Medium/dp/B00A3W8EG2/ref=sr_1_3?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1384269959&sr=1-3
1 - 4 Pin Connectors Male for Led Strip Lights RGB 5050 3528 Insert Easy Use - http://www.amazon.com/20pcs-Connectors-Strip-Lights-Insert/dp/B008LR35VK/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1384270085&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=rgb led light strips connectors
Non Specific Items...
1 - Black roll of Electrical Tape
1 - Soldering Iron
1 - Roll of Rosin-Core Solder
1 - set of "Helping Hands for Soldering"
1 - Pair of Scissors
1 - Pair of Wire Strippers
A big bag of black 8' Tie-Wraps/Zip Ties
A measuring tape
1 - Exacto Knife
1 - Mini hot glue gun and plenty of hot glue
Step 2: Let's Get Started - Draw Your Wiring Diagram
The path I followed for the bike was this.....
From below the seat....
Under seat bag containing the power pack, and RGB controller box...
I made the connection and followed the front of the center down rail.....
It connected to the bottom of the back lower right frame, then another connection to the bottom of the upper right rear frame...
Another connection and it then came down the back of the center down rail, and onto the left side, repeating what I did on the right side...
I used another connection and added the next strand to the bottom of the top rail that ran the inside of the frame heading towards the front on top and wrapped around back to the center down rail...
one last connection to flood the ground on the bottom of the lower frame....
Step 3: Cut and Strip Your Lights to Length...
Step 4: Connect and Bench Test Your Connections...
Step 5: Weather Proof Your Connections...
I used the hot glue to seal it all internally.
After it dried I used the heat shrink and e-tape to make sure moisture stands no chance.
Don't skimp on this step, make it last so you don't need to fix it!
Step 6: Connect the Finished Strand to Your Bike...
Step 7: The Bike Rims...
Step 8: Your Bike Is Done...Let's Hook Your Baby Up!!!
I soldered the female 2.1 DC jacks to the wires coming from the lights, paying special attention to the positive/negative leads. Afterwards I heat-shrinked the cables to waterproof. I laid them out and attached them to 3 sides of the trailer, one in the back, one on each side. These were attached to the side of the lower frame pointed down at the ground.
Step 9: Make the 3 Way Splitter for the Previous Step...
Step 10: Add the LED Strip Lights to the Frame After Building...
Step 11: Add the Sidewalls of the Trailer..
Step 12: Add the Power Pack and Light It Up!!
I had all 3 of the waterproof automobile flex strands leading into a single female 2.1 DC jack power source. I had 2 independent LED light strip strands each independently controlled.
From my single power source. I split the line once, added to one end the 3 auto lights. The other end had the other splitter. From there the 2 RGB controllers were powered.
By carefully pointing my remote, I could set them to separately control their respective strands.
This is a bare bones set up and cost about $100 USD total.
Whilst riding people honk their horns, wave, smile, and generally pay respects to the floating UFO down the street.
Most importantly, they see me and my daughter and stay far away from us; even in the pitch darkness of the night!!!
I hope this made sense, and please feel free to ask me should you have any further questions.