First off I want to say that I understand this project may be a little beyond me for my first project, but I have 4 months to learn it. I have a strong background in programming and electronics. I am not a kid trying to make a pretty thing, I am an adult that would like to learn. Sorry if i come off as an ass, but I have received a lot of negativity about my ability to complete this project in other forums.
Anyway what I am trying to do is build a pair of glasses with an LED matrix of say around 150 standard SMD LED's. The glasses are going to be worn by myself at an electronic music festival in June. What I need help with is which LED's to get, how to and what I need to wire that many LED's to the Arduino, and what I can expect to use for a power supply. I would love any ideas you might have about how to do the wiring so its not out of control with 100's of wires everywhere.
Here is a video of what I am trying to accomplish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bEf8hR-EhI
I am not interested in having as many programs as the glasses in the video, but I would like maybe 3 or 4 if possible. I would like them to fade in and out at different speeds of my choice, I would like them to scan from one side to another (set speed is fine), all on or off, and finally scrolling text. Also if there are any programmers out there that want to help me with the project that would be amazing!
Thanks for all the help.