Hi! I was wondering if you can help me plan a project.
I’ve had a small amount of experience a few years ago, self-teaching using forums etc, to animate artworks using servo motors using Arduino UNO. As gateway project for getting back into artmaking I was hoping to make small battery-powered disco lights to attach to the bottom of my roller-skates. I’d love it to be small and neat on the bottom of my skates (e.g. 55x21mm is the perfect size to sit between the trucks of the skates, which is the size of a 9v battery holder for reference). I have access to a 3D printer so could make a case at a later stage once I work out all the electronic bits.
I am very beginner but keen to tinker to work it all out! I just want the right components at hand and probably some hand-holding so that I don’t accidentally blow anything up.
I’d love your advice on what I should get to plan this out? I was a bit trigger happy and bought a few things as a starting point, before realising I don’t know what I’m doing. I have two Trinket Pro 5V and 20 individual neo pixel minis. I was hoping to make something like this truck-riser project, though it doesn’t need the bluetooth component — just a on/off switch or a button to move through different light modes would be great.
TL;DR: Could you please help me plan what I need to make two battery powered devices — one for each skate — which have 5-10 neopixels facing down to light up the ground beneath the skates. I’m open to using individual neopixels or a stick or a ring, it doesn’t need to be contained in a case but I’d be happy to tinker with this truck-risers project to make that case work for me. Ideally the project would end up 55mm long (between the trucks), up to around 25mm tall (between bottom of skates and the ground), and up to 120mm wide across the width of the foot. It can be rechargeable lithium battery or a 9V, I’d like your advice on that. It doesn’t need to be in a case —e.g. it could look like this but I’ve got access to a 3D printer if I can make a little case to go with it later.
These two projects describe the kind of thing that I’d like:
Thanks in advance