I have found my new obsession Xlights and LEDS aka blinky lights!! Love these things. Hobbies can be something needed in our life and escape of sorts. For me my excape is bliniy lights. Blinky lights come in many shapes and sizes. There is 2811 at their core or 2812. They come in strings and strips.
Where do you start? Well you start by picking somethings. Maybe something simple like a d1mini and a string of ws2811. Of course you will need a power brick. Figure it all out from there.