Is there a way for a Arduino (probably a mega) to control and light up several LED strips, one after another, dimming out slowly.
1st to light, slowly dims away as the second strip lights up
2nd, same thing
then 3rd and so forth
The LED strip used has 120 LEDs per meter, the 3528 kind. max 9.6 watts per meter, it uses 12 V DC as its power source. its a normal warm white so there isn't any color changing stuff needed.
11 led strips of length 70 cm × 2 sets
30 led of length 50 cm × 2 sets
I am aware of that I'll need a chip like a PCA9685 to ensure i have enough PWM outputs, as well as MOSFET transistors to allow the dimming and lighting of the led strips.
Would usage of a PCA9685 chip require extra coding? Does anyone here have a idea on which kinda MOSFET chip i should use? I'm quite new at this so I'll appreciate all the help i can get!
So please do give me your suggestions on how a beginner like me could do this!!
Thanks in advance people!