Yeah sorry, excuse my loose specs! There's a lot that I'm still catching up with
I don't currently own any of the things required for this project, but from what I gather, these LPD8806 digital RGB LED strips
are what I'm after. Each LED is individually addressable which means I could, and will do some pretty cool things! The kind of effects I'd want would be.. all of the above! I plan to program all my scenes in MaxMSP, which means a laptop is required on stage. This just makes the build less complicated for me because I don't need to worry about MIDI on the Arduino itself.
In my diagram I've got a wifi symbol before the LED strip because, well, I wasn't sure what might be needed there. As you suggested, in that place should be:
- a transceiver (nRF24L01+)
- ATtiny microcontroller
- and a driving circuit.
And for the Arduino, just a nRF24L01+, like you said.
All these parts look super small (and cheap!) which is perfect! Electrical/RF noise is a concern - especially since at gigs you have a room full of people with phones in their pockets and bags!
Any other suggestions or directions to point me in?
Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!