Ive been working to design a table with an LED lit top that can be programmed with an arduino to do show different animations. The goal is to have it be 16x32 LEDs over 2x5ft.
At first I believed this could be done using LED matrices but with this large number of LEDs. After doing some research I now believe using 16 or so shift regulators and multiplexing is not viable with an Arduino.
I think that using 12VDC WS2815, Individually Addressable LEDs, is the best way to go for this many LEDs
I plan to cut them apart and wire them together using 1.5mm (just to be safe) wire in order to place them proper distances from each other.
According to the purchasing site each meter of LEDs takes up 0.3W. I need 10m of LEDs (at 60LEDs/m) or 3W of power for the LEDs.
I believe this power supply at 12V, 1Amp for the LEDs and the Arduino as well will do what i need with 32W.
Id prefer not to blow up so if someone with a little more experience could let me know if this is correct and let me know if im missing something that would prevent this from being safe/not functional!
Thanks a lot!