i'm starting a project using a arduino board. being completly new to the physical computing world I would very much apreciate your inputs on some questions.
I need about 1000 leds controlled individualy (1024 is perfect) i came across a post from daniel who is making a project for the same amount of leds that answered my first question (is it possible?) :)
for what I have read in the forum i need 16 max7219 each one controlling 64 leds. right?
since i don't want to use any kind of led matrix because I need the leds dispersed randomly in space, do i need to replicate the circuit of a matrix to control the leds? having 16 8x8 matrixs to control the leds? or can i just conect them individualy to the boards with the max7219?
how will I power this thing? external power to the arduino board?
I just need to have each leds on or off at any given moment. do you think it will be fast from the moment the software asks for a led to turn on and it being actualy on?
My arduino just arrived, can someone help me with a basic material list for the other things i am sure to need for this?
many thanks and sorry for my rough english luis