Im very new in the whole arduino world. I have advanced knowledge in programming with C but nearly no knowledge when it comes to electronic engineering.
I want to build a customizable led background lighting using the arduino uno.
I've found relatively cheap WS2811 LEDs on Amazon but they need with 12V DC. I know that the Arduino is just capable of 5V. Ive found some other threads where they were using transistors and/or MOSFITs but that's a bit confusing for me.
I also still want to be able to programm different light modes using my arduino. The power adapter should be compatible but do I have to plug the additional power cables into my arduino to or is the powersupply enought? And would that mean that I just have to plug the data cable into the Arduino assuming the power adapter is sufficient?
I hope my question isnt to confusing (or dumb )
Thanks in advance.