I recently bought a Genuino Uno, and the following LED strip: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322206934135 I should start by saying that I have no prior experience in electronics/using an Arduino - I am a programmer, and was hoping to easily set this up so I could program them as I want.
How do I connect this strip to the board? I have tried a few ways and nothing has worked. When connecting the 12v and ground wires to an external power supply, all of the LEDs flickered briefly, but beyond that they have not lit up at all. Also, once connected, which library should I use to program them/how should I begin? I have been trying the Adafruit NeoPixel library, but not sure if this works with non-adafruit products?
Again, I have very little experience or understanding of any of this (and no desire to understand in detail), so please explain simply how to correctly connect them. Any help is appreciated.