Things to gather on your journey:
For little more than a buck, get two IKEA FRAKTA shopping bags
and for a few more bucks, a plate of their delicious meatballs...wait
I used the large version as I have also seen them sell a smaller book/grocery tote in the same style which you can do the same modification.
A bit of white felt or similar transluscent fabric for the windows.
A bit of fiberfill to diffuse the LEDs.
Something to replicate the top dome light. I had the plastic packaging from an electronic component that was cup-shaped and looked like the TARDIS light.
You will need to have some basic sewing skills.
I suppose you could hand sew but a basic sewing machine makes short work of things.
WARNING: Learn how to sew. Scissors and needles are sharp. Sewing machines can be dangerous. Learn proper use of your sewing machine so you know if you are going beyond the bounds of the warranty.
- (6) blue LEDs, more needed if you plan on more lights
- (6) 100 ohm resistors
- a microprocessor controller board or similar chameleon circuit consisting of 555 timer ics, some capacitors, resistors, switches, diodes, batteries and maybe a few transistors.
- external battery pack
CAUTION: Know how to solder correctly and safely, work with power and electronics, know how to program and debug code, all not necessarily in that order...
You will need to print out a few graphics.
Some clear contact shelf liner or clear vinyl plastic laminating paper.