So I'm new to the scene. Thinking of the many things I could eventually do once I get all learned.
One thing I was hoping do, I'm not sure on how difficult or what exactly I would need to buy. I'm not sure if The Nano would able to do it or if I would have to use the UNO, either one is fine, I want both eventually, but If the nano can do it it would be better because it's smaller. I also don't know if what I want to do is too much for a beginner.
In my head it sounds like the idea is pretty basic, but I don't know enough to know if the execution is or not.
Now to explain what I want to do. I'm looking to make a mask/helmet/something ( that part is not really important I don't think, as its just what it would mounted on) and use an array of small LEDs, (smaller than This
) so that I can get a better resolution I guess. At first it would just be used to display simple things like maybe a smiley face but I figure what it displays is more a programming thing, That I think I should be able to figure out as I have few years of professional programming experience. And if I can get something like this working well enough I'd eventually like to add a speaker to play little clips or something, but that would just be a "maybe after its done" kind of thing. I would probably also start with a smaller scale of what I want and then as i understand it more add to it.
I'm not sure what kind of materials I would need. some are obvious, wires, led, arduino.
So I guess the help/guidance I'm looking for would be some suggestions on materials, what board would be best, best way to power it, Is this idea feasible as beginners project, any tutorials that would get me in the right direction, and any thing else you think would be helpful
I'm pretty excited about getting into this. some of the things I've seen people create are really neat.