I wanted more lighting around the apartment and was inspired by the lines that my blinds made on the wall on a sunny day which kinda match the Gitter logo (I work at Gitter/GitLab).
Boiled down, this project is some internet of things(IoT) connected LEDs.
Lines on the wall created by the blinds that inspired the sign,
Parts (bill of materials)
Beaglebone Black (rev. B), https://www.adafruit.com/product/1996
USB battery bank, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L88VP3Y
It's important to make sure that it can be charged and power another device at the same time because it will act as a universal power supply(UPS) for the Beaglebone Black so that it won't get corrupted if the power is cut.
400w, 1u power supply, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014G2OUG2
Any reliable slim power supply, <1.5" tall. I chose a 1u