Step 1: Gather the materials

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 - addressable RGB LED strip : I used a new variety of three conductor WS2811 strips.
 - an Arduino : I used a Arduino Leonardo. Any 5vdc Arduino should be adequate.  
 - 4 AA batteries and a battery holder are a nice touch to make it more portable. 
 - prototyping board or prototyping Arduino Shield
 - potentiometer for brightness control
 - maybe some connectors for the power and motor could come in handie
 - headers to secure hardware to Arduino
 - misc wire for LED strip and potentiometer
 - 3M Double Sided Foam Tape for sticking Arduino and LEDs in place
 - Flipbookit MOTO-FLIP from flipbookit.net : http://flipbookit.bigcartel.com/product/flipbookit-moto <-- this thing is super easy to build

Orngrimm2 years ago
Cool build! :)
Also +1 for the funny music. Hehehe
Also congrats for taking one of the most iconic multiframe-photographs ever!
mpinner (author) 2 years ago
thanks, @orngrimm!