First of all I am a complete NEWBIE at this. I discovered the word Arduino about a week ago and have no clue where to even begin, but I still think it may be the answer to my problem!
I am working on a costume for a children's entertainment company and am trying to create a very long, thick, glowing wig. Like this:
I have two battery powered strings of LED Christmas lights that take 3 AA batteries each. They are multi-function, so I know they will do the pattern I want, but I have to push the button several times to get to the pattern I want-- on each set. What I want is for both sets to fade on at the same time, then twinkle gently for about 40 seconds before fading off, at the touch of a button, or remote, or iPad, or what ever works. Oh, and did I mention I only have a little over a week to do it in? :O
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I need "For Dummies" explanations on everything, since I'm a girl (
) but I'm pretty good at figuring things out. If I even knew what to start with it would be a huge help. Thanks in advance!