First I must thank all who read this, this has been stressing me a lot, and I can't find an easy and Cheap way to do it.
The problem: We need to make an interactive display on a musician living in Ogden Utah. It's supposedly going to be displayed at the Junction, and we have to make it interesting.
The idea me and my group came up with was using two controlling devices, one has to be a computer (I was thinking Raspberry PI due to it's size and price) to display information on the guy during different time periods in his life. Ie 1980's is clicked and it pulls up information on what he did in the 1980's, this then tells the 1980's strand of LED's to turn on. My teacher would like it to be wireless and he's a history teacher, so he has No background in electronics....
I'm not all that worried about the budget, he really wants it to look good, but cheaper is of course better..
Thanks again, Trevor.
Edit: Other plans we had creating our own LED strands, 6-7 LED's per strand creating a simply app interface that had options to go into the 1980's...1970's...etc
Some questions we had Should we use two devices? One to control lights and receive commands, the other to have the display and give commands. How would we connect them? Wireless? Bluetooth? How would we connect the lights to whichever device? ( I have thought of using the Arduino Uno for it, but I'm unsure)