Hopefully you'll keep us informed? I notice an arduino pro-trinket fits inside a saber hilt ok.
Hey there. Sure it will be my pleasure.
But I first have to say that I change my mind (again).
I did ordered 3xWS2812B 144/m led strip:
- Brightness wise it would be the best choice IMHO:
Through-hole LEDs rate as bright as a single of this strip cell and strip cell are oriented towards the blade walls, so it can't be beaten, right now.
- You might call me lazy :P but having thrown a second thought on soldering a 3X100 matrix to fit into a blade... It "scared" me a little. I'm not sure the result will be gainfull in terms of time-spent compared to ledstrips. It might also be quite less cheaper (trial and errors... you know... often end up with burnt leds)
- Solidity : mounting correctly those ledstrips might end with a more robust blade than a homemade ledstring.
As for power consumption, it should end up to be quite equal (with a less brightness render for through-hole at least compared to P9823: one bulb is rated at 59mA, all colors light up). I'm going to use 2xliPo 3000maH 60C battery cell to power those.
As a side note I found a lot (A LOT) of different types of adressable ledstrings. (WS2812, WS2812B, SK6812, SK6812RGBW, APA102, APA106,... not exhaustive list)
Not sure the one I choosed would be the best suited for our use but I'm quite tired of searching through unprecise/incomplete datasheets.