This is a great beginner friendly project and lots of fun! Having to wear a boot post-surgery was a bummer but fortunately we had just been gifted a bunch of scrap LED strips from a friend and so DasBoot was born!
I am much more comfortable with the hardware side of things so it was really nice that all the code we used was available in Adafruit libraries and we just had to pick out what we wanted to use.
Using the accelerometer and the accelTap example makes it light up whenever I take a step. As I healed I would change how many times the color pattern would repeat to match my pace so it would light up with every step.
I think this is a great project for anyone and it was a blast getting to walk around with a flashy boot.