I wanted to run an idea I’ve had by everyone to see whether or not it’s a feasible Arduino project. I originally was going the Stranger Things route, where I could have LED bulbs strung up on my wall that light up corresponding to some sort of message I type on my phone. Since then, the idea’s evolved somewhat into an overall Ouija board idea, where all sorts of characters are used and can be lit up via an android serial monitor app and Bluetooth transceiver.
So, the basis of the idea is that I mount 40 low power bulbs in four rows to a wooden pallet, which are all separately addressable. Originally I wanted to just daisy chain a few shift registers together to make them all addressable, but I’m not sure if that would be the best route. Also- power will be a problem… I’m note sure if I’ll have to put some sort of relay system together or what.
I have an Arduino Uno, a Mega2560, an AT-09 BLE Bluetooth transceiver, a generic Arduino-clone kit with miscellaneous bits and pieces, and lots of 120v bulbs from torn-apart x-mas lights.
Suggestions and comments are very welcome! I’ve attached a small diagram of what I picture in my head as well as the kind of bulbs that I have. I’m very new to the Arduino scene, but I’ll try my best to keep up!
Thank’s for reading!