I know how to make a regular light bulb flicker but does anyone know how do you make a fluorescent light flicker and buzz without burning out the light?
Lol, ok. I’m not near my shop so I’ll do the best I can to recall the part numbers.Don't be shy Jonesy...Spill it!
The largest PEX tubing I can find that is clear is 1/2 ". This is too small to use.J-Man is correct - this would need to be a "prop" in every sense of the word. You would need to create a fake florescent bulb by putting an LED strip light into some kind of tube that diffuses the light and makes it look like a florescent tube. I have heard that using the Pex water tubing from HD can do this although I have not tried it myself. Then you would need to connect the led strip up to a controller of some kind. There are numerous Arduino-compatible boards that can control the LED strips and there are tons of examples available on the web. For a 1m length of LED lights you would probably need a 5V power supply that could drive 3 or 4 amps to drive both the board and the LEDs. This board from adafruit is a good choice -its small, runs on 5V and is Arduino compatible and costs about $13. They also sell the LED strips.
It looks like that one requires a starter so you may get lucky with being able to modify it with relatively low cost and easy success. That is if removing or changing the starter creates the flicker for you.