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Help me win an office xmas contest. (electronics advice)
We're having a stocking design contest at our office this year with the winner getting some mysterious prize. They provided a bunch of decoration stuff, your standard fare such as glitter, lettering, tinsel, stuff like that. But in order to claim myself as the champion of the office, I have decided to instead build a harness of LED's to stick around the border of my stocking which I can hopefully program to blink in differing patterns.
In a perfect world I would have ordered a Arduino microcontroller and fabbed the whole thing up over the last couple of weeks, but I didn't and now only have this weekend to pull it off. Anyone have any ideas on a cheap, effective way to do this with off the shelf parts?
My goals are to have blinking LED's in a simple chase pattern, or barring that blinking on and off in sets. I did some research on google, but didn't find anything that really jumped out at me. I have all the equipment to build this, I just have never had to design something like this before and am strapped for time.