I threw together a video of the warp core's control circuit and eight stupidly bright white SMD LED strips for the rings. The original rings were going to be through-hole bright LEDs, but I realized how much soldering and drilling would be required for that. That is dumb and painful. So, factory-built strips of LEDs, complete with self-adhesive backing, resistors, and snap-on wire ends ready for 12-volt DC power it is! Here it is in action:
There will be more to come as we start to construct the body of the warp core.