So since I really didn't have a lot of time, mid may is not the time to start designing a badge. I followed the Keep It Simple Stupid rule, I found a basic project from an electronics class I took and adapted it to my needs. Start with the venerable 555 timer, set that bad boy up in astable mode to generate a square wave, send wave to a decade counter and hook an LED to each output pin. Simple.
Arrange components in an artful manner and wait for prototypes. Also simple.