I'm interested in trying to put together a collection of interactive projects involving light.
My first idea was to build a chinese paper lantern with an arduino/LED array/distance sensor that can fade and brighten in relation to a person's distance (closer they get, brighter it gets...). The ultimate goal is to have the paper laterns covering the ceiling to provide light wherever you move.
Is this possible? If so any recommended Arduino hardware (i.e. shields) you think would fit the project? Will I be able to provide code that allows the light to fade smoothly?
I'm testing with an Arduino UNO, 5mm LEDs and looking into purchasing the Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor.
No real background in coding so I'm eager to learn or receive guidance from anyone inclined to contribute to this project idea.
Let me know what you all think.