Hello. My dad wants to create a interactive staircase. I programmed the Pixels ws2812 strips and i can control everything from my raspberry pi using a light sequencer called Falcon Pi Player. My fpp player is at this address 10.0.0.68 and my script that runs the sequence is at: http://10.0.0.68:80/runEventScript.php?scriptName=StartPlaylist.sh. I'm looking forward to use an arduino nano and an IR proximity sensor in each step of the stairs(16 steps). So when the IR detects movement it triggers an http request or something like that.
I guess i need an esp8266 or a ethernet shield. As i have 16 steps in my stairs i need it to be low cost. Any tips help. Thanks