I was looking into putting together a prop for yet another costume. I promise I will get my stuff together and have some images for a "Wearable Wednesday" in the next few weeks :-)
The idea here is a Halo energy sword. I wanted to be able to power it on an have it play a sound on power-on, and then have another sound played when motion is detected.
There would, of course, be LED lights, that pulse from Blue to Red and back, but those are easy enough to wire up, or even use the WS2801 type that I can purchase here.
What board and shields would be recommended for such a project?
Wave Shield Kithttp://www.adafruit.com/products/94
For reference, here is one similar to what I would like to accomplishhttp://www.westaby.net/2009/11/presenting-the-halo-energy-sword/