Hello Community, first I am very new to arduino and have a task to create a starry background for a marching band prop. I need a way to control a bunch of LEDs (48 or more) individually. Some LEDs will have different blinking rates, while others will be just on with various brightness. I was thinking of using an Arduino Mega controller to do this since it has a lot of digital outputs. I am not an electronics expert at all so need help in how I would design this from power to all components (resistors, transistors, etc). These are the LED lights I was thinking about using
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated as well as any other ideas that might be better to create this effect.