Hi, I know this is way simpler that some of the other questions on here, but I am quite a noob to electronics. I want to make an RGB led lamp, with 5 - 10 RGB leds, depending on whether there is a compromise on brightness or not. I would like it to be as bright as possible, and that's why I'm asking here, as I am quite the noob.
I intend to use a 74HC595, my RGB leds are common anode leds. The arduino is being powered with a 5V adapter plugged into a wall. Where can I look to learn what I need to be able to figure this out? Is there a tutorial or a set of tutorials I can follow, whereby at the end of it I will know what I need to be able to confidently se this up?
I have worked through a 74HC595 tutorial, and can set up leds using that, but it's the drop in brightness that I've seen others complaining about that concerns me.
note: I am coming from a programming background, and am unsure about how to work with the electronics considerations, but am comfortable coding what I need to when it's all set up.