Quantity   Component name
1 × Raspberry Pi Model B or Zero
44 × RGB NeoPixels Also known as WS281x LEDs.
1 × 5v/10a Power Supply Used to power the NeoPixels. Refer to this guide to estimate your power requirements: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide/power
1 × 3v to 5v level shifter
1 × Female DC power adapter Jack -> Screw terminals is ideal for easy wiring
1 × USB Wifi Dongle Not totally necessary, but running cat5 to ceiling lights seems silly
1 × MicroSD Card Raspbian Jessie Lite (headless) is my distro
1 × Wire spool 22AWG. Different colors will help.
1 × Breadboard For testing/prototyping before the build is final