Greetings! I'm completely new to Arduino. I have a project in mind I'd like to start on and I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to code or solder together. I'd like to have it done within the next three weeks. Please let me know if this is not realistic. :) I have most of the parts I need except for wires and transistors, etc. Please don't laugh as I'm trying to teach myself, and I have no idea where to even start.
Basically, I have 2 HC-SR04 sensors and an Arduino Uno. I'm trying to have a left sensor and a right sensor. When an object comes within 8 to 10 feet of a sensor, I'd like to get the corresponding led strip of three led's (like this but cut down: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050-SMD-300-LED-Flexible-Lamp-Light-Strip-24-key-Remote-12V-Power-Supply-/381074859186?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58b9d4e4b2 ) to blink or just turn on, and then turn off once the object is out of the way. If the object becomes closer than the 8 feet, I'd like to get the corresponding LED strip and a corresponding 12v motor to turn on and then turn off once the object has moved out of the path of the sensor. I know I'm going to need power sources for the motors, but I wasn't sure if the LEDs could run off the Arduino. Is there a way that I could control relays between the power source and Arduino and motors? I not sure what parts kits or wires I should purchase. I'd really like to purchase long wires to have connecting each item but can't seem to find them on eBay.
Basically, I have this sketch to kind of sum everything up. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you so much!