Recently i've been trying to figure out a way to produce this live interactive lighting piece that I've built up in my mind, and then I realized that I have an Arduino UNO sitting in my closet, so my hopes are that somehow I can interface it properly with what I need.However I'm going to need a little help.
So heres the deal,
The attached photo is a very basic outline of what I'm trying to accomplish. The bulbous looking objects are poorly drawn 120V halogen bulbs attached in a line(?). I want the bulbs to be almost sequenced with music that I'll be performing. I want to be able to hold a chord on my synth and have all the bulbs light up, and then when I release the chord to have the light trail down to the end of the strand in almost a 'decaying' way. I've done some research, and see that I will most likely need an SSR box, but seeing as I come from a software background I have very little electronics knowledge I have a long way to go. I guess my main question is, can Arduino control multiple 120V halogen bulbs, and if so how?
This video is somewhat of a reference of what I'm looking for however, its going to be controlling way more bulbs, and the audio going into it will be coming from a 1/4 jack on a mixer, not midi.
Thanks in advance!~ and I'm very excited to hopefully start my Arduino journey!