I'm looking to make a project using an arduino and one of these type of LED strips: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=306&zenid=4e40aa707a2c9e790cf7de8f34ad2452
One thing is that they can use up a lot of current, I don't plan on writing my software to allow 2+ amps but... never design your hardware so that software can blow it up! I am hoping to use a single 9V to power everything so need a power regulator to go from 9V to 5V. I assume the one on the arduino cannot handle this much current. The ones I've used in the past handle 1A, are there any beefier ones that arent too expensive?
Can anyone refer me to a good one? Preferably something that will not use up too much board sapce.