Led strips are amazing! Firewalker-led-sneakers(http://learn.adafruit.com/firewalker-led-sneakers) by Adafruit inspired me.
I wanna change a way to control it, instead of "pressure-sensitive", I use a accelerometer sensor judging the motion of slipper.
It's simple, I complete this version only calculating the acceleration on "z" axis, weather i'm speed up or slow down. Led will "flow" if I'm moving, and stop as I stop.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
W2828 programmable RGB Led Strips(with integrated driver)
shoe and model!
There is already a 3.7V lipo battery shipped with Xadow, due to my experience this voltage can light up a short segment of RGB Led strip, if necessary you can calculate the max length it can support based on your specific one. For me, this is a W2818 programmable RGB Led strip with integrated driver.
If you wanna a more "blink" experience, please use an external 5V DC power or make a 5V booster by yourself.