Step 2: What is needed
A RGB led controller
Decent amount of wire. I used an old usb cable. It was long and had four wires which worked out great!
A longboard of course
soldering iron, wire cutters/strippers and more tools!
12 volt regulator
two 10uf capacitors
on/off switch SPST
two 9 volt battery snaps
and a decent housing
All of the componets can be found on this awesome websitehttp://www.taydaelectronics.com/
Here is the led strip. It is 1M. more than enough! http://www.taydaelectronics.com/leds/led-strip/1m-5050-60-led-rgb-flexible-waterproof-light-strip.html
And here is the controller you will need http://www.taydaelectronics.com/leds/led-strip/24-keys-ir-remote-controller-for-rgb-led-strip.html
I have linked the two main items, everything else is up to you to find but it is all on that website!