I currently am doing a project using an Arduino Uno (as seen here: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?PHPSESSID=mud8nnqch0nc0koa96nan151h6&topic=166837.0) and am using the same schematics as the project at the end of this page http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Tutorials/HighCurrentLoads.
At the moment, I have a 12V power supply running to the breadboard that is powering the LED strip, but I also need USB to power the Arduino.
What would I do/how would I wire it up in order to get the Arduino and the LED strip running on the same power pack?
I was told I would need one of these http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MP3204 and that the power source would need to be in parallel?
I’m not sure how to do that though.
Any help is appreciated