For this project I’m recycling two bits of pixel strip leftover from my old POV bike project tutorial. These are APA102s or DotStars, but you could totally use NeoPixels for this project, I just happened to have this set of two strips wired in parallel, which is perfect for sticking under my scooter.
Hot glue (nearby ice water is great for unexpected burns)
Neodynium (rare earth) magnets
CB radio antenna magnet with hardware to attach (washer, nut, bolt)
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