well i was planning to hook up the Arduino to a powersupply but my guess is that that isnt going to cut it...
Second, i want to hook up 2 and each of them will respond to a motion sensor separately. And that isnt going to make this easier, right? And, if i understand correct from the example that ArduinoM gave, i need another supply to power the leds. That kinda sucks, it makes the project alot harder.
I keep wondering that its kinda weird that these led are 3 somthing volts and the Arduino gives 5 that it should be fine, apperently im to much of a plug and play kinda guy and thats not an advantage :-/
So what is a easy way to go from here?
Just figure this out with the bright leds? (And risk it that i will ask alot of questions about it because i know squat about this type or wiring)
Or do you guys have another suggestion when it comes to a bright source of light? As an example, i bought a flashlight with 9 leds in it and it runs on 3 AAA batteries. Is that an option? Can i replace the batteries with the juice from the Arduino?
I might as well explain the project, makes thinking about it much easier.
I want 2 light sources behind a canvas (made of fabric that is not as dense as real canvas) from different angles so that the colors mix. Then there are 2 motion detectors that trigger a fade of the leds. Should be cool to see a painting made of lights (in a very basic way).
Again, thanks alot! This communitie is really a powerfull source of knowledge, lets hope that i can do my part in it :-)