So what i'm trying to do is create an interactive LED installation that utilizes an ultrasonic range finder to trigger when an led strip turns on or off. Here is the basic setup: 3 strips of LEDs placed at different distances, the farthest being the max distance that the range sensor will pick up, the second right in the middle of the sensors range, and the first right at the sensor.
I would like the LEDs to trigger right when the person is next to the strip and then turn off when they pass it. and then the next one triggers, and so on.
The code should be relatively simple although i do not have the knowledge.
Eventually i am going to be putting these LEDs along side a forest trail for a potential distance of 100 feet or so. this means lots of LEDs and lots of power running through them. Any suggestions on setup for this installation? Using multiple Arduinos, Running wires long distances, lots of power being used.
To recap, I am in search of coding required for this program, and also suggested setup for a large scale Aduino interactive LED installation.
Any information you might have in reguards to sources for good coding tips that will get me well on my way will help significantly as well.