Very true. I think I have an extra Arduino board too, with which I can set up I think 10 or so sets of LEDs in a sequence if I so wished.
Oh, and I thought about another thing I've always wanted to try, and that I would put on a higher priority. I want to do wings that can actually fold and extend. Being that they're not very big wings, this should be a bit easier and not very heavy. What would be approximately 20% cooler, would be to have them linked to my upper arms with a simple flexible linkage that would make the wings change position as I moved my arms.
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