I'm about to enter my final year of university doing product design.
I've got this idea to build a lamp with a silicon ball as a lamp shade which would contract and expand as air is blown in and out. The brightness would also possibly dim and brighten in sync with the Balloon.
I've just finished building a 3D printer but my knowledge of electronics still remains rather basic. So I'm looking for more information as to how I can achieve this and what components might be good for the job.
Could a Arduino board be any good? Would the programming be too much for someone with no experience?
It would also need to be as silent and small as possible.
Any advice is much is much appreciated but please take it easy on the lexical side.