Around the time my child turned 1yr, she started loving turning on and off standard house light switches when we would enter or exit a room. That put the idea in my head that I wanted to make her a toy that would use those switches and would turn on light. The goal was to give her the satisfaction of the switch while learning colors and color blending.
I since built and manufactured a PCB board that used a logic gate to control 6 LED diodes. RED, YELLOW BLUE for the primary colors when the given switch is thrown; PURPLE, ORANGE, GREEN for the secondary when 2 or more switches are thrown. It works great, but I want to take it a step further and use LED strip lights and an Arduino. The goal would be the same, with a brighter more vibrant glow. Now I need help on the code.
Three standard house switches, each turning on or off a single primary color, then that allowing for blending and color mixing, when two or more switches are thrown. So she can continue to learn her colors.
I have ALITOVE WS2812B LED's on hand, which offers a single 5v, ground and data in and I know the Arduino library FastLED works with control (I was testing things for my church a while back), but I would be willing to switch to LED tape that has individual RGB input connection if a single data line won't work.
I have very little knowledge of Arduino but do understand low voltage circuits, and wiring. Thoughts and expertise is strongly need!! Thank you so much for anything you can offer.
I have looked everywhere on this forum before posting - but I know I could have missed if this topic was covered. Very sorry if it's a double. I don't like to post of forums without really knowing that the subject does not exist. The last thread I tried was, multiple switches to control multiple colours on an LED strip - Project Guidance - Arduino Forum, but there are too many differences between the projects.