Good morning everyone,
I am complete and utter noob when it comes to this atm. I am an IT professional with a bunch of certifications but when it comes to electrical stuff im not very good. I am very comfortable programming as I know a few languages. But need help with what I must buy in order to get this to work. I have gone through tons of tutorials about LED lights(digital and analog). I just need some suggestions on what to buy to get this to work and work GREAT.
Anyways here is my story. I have a room squarish room with the size of ~12' by ~12'. I am building pieces of wood that will be upholstered with dark grey fabric. These pieces of wood are 12'' high and room length (of course it will be cut and it will be going around the room). It will go 3/4 of the way up on the wall. It will be hung on 2 small pieces (one for the top and bottom of the 12'' piece of wood) of wood behind it.
I would like to put LED Light strips run by an Arduino. They will be on the top and bottom portion of the wood planks. and will meet at the end. I will end up buying 4 LED strips and most likely be using http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Waterproof-300LEDs-Changing-Flexible/dp/B00DTOAWZ2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1387378622&sr=8-5&keywords=supernight+led. Please let me know if there are another brand you recommend.
My end result will hopefully look like this just better:
If anyone could please help me understand what I need to buy to get this to work. It would be easy if I could just link all the cables together. But as I have the door, a closet and a window to go around, they will not be able to go together. I will be putting the tops and the bottoms together though. If someone has any suggestions I'd REALLY appreciate it.