I am trying to plan out my first Arduino project, but I need some help starting.
I want to add a motion detector to my staircase that activates a series of LEDs. I am planning on using this: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8630
I am planning on having the LEDs activate one after the other, then slowly fade away.
I have a few specific questions for this project.
1. What would be the best way to have the Arduino in one spot? (with the LEDs at distances away, not connected directly to the breadboard)
2. Is there a way to have the Arduino only draw power at certain times during the day? (night time, specifically)
3. Would I use PWM for each LED, or is there a way to tell it to go to the next LED?
4. Which Arduino would you recommend for this project?