You will need an array of materials for this project.
T12 Fluorescent Tube Protector
48" x 1.5" x 0.25" Plexiglass
87 Super Bright White LEDs
29 2.7 ohm 1/4 watt Resistors
2.5m 18 AWG Bare Copper Wire
20cm 14 AWG Bare Copper Wire
1k ohm 1/4 watt Resistor
100 ohm 1/4 watt Resistor
0.2 microfarad Ceramic Capacitor
For the LEDs, if you are building your first buib, I recommend LED Shoppe
. They have sweet deals on LEDs. The only problem is that they dont carry the most efficient or recent diodes.
For the bare copper wire, the 18 AWG can come from an old scrap of RG6 and the 14 AWG can come from Romex House Wiring.
The tube protector comes from most hardware stores.
Almost every other component there can be ordered from Digikey