I want to start messing with LEDs; I have two (similar) projects in mind. I want a strip of multi-colored LEDs to respond to music. And second, inspired in part by
, I'm interested in learning about turning sound-responsive LEDs into a costume. I imagine those two projects are pretty similar, other than needing a portable power supply for the latter, right? So, can anyone help me figure out what I should get to start with?
Here are some things I've found on amazon; am I on the right path?
Audio-responsive: I've found this music controller
; this should cover the "respond to music" side of things, right? And it would work for both the in-room, and costume options?
Lights: I want 5050? And waterproof (possibly some in the bathroom). These seem reasonable?
Overpriced? Wrong? OR do I choose this one that comes with a power supply?
Power: Just a random power supply? 12V 5A is mentioned for most of the kits; is this recommended?
Some of these strip connectors
to help round corners / do bendy areas? And to connect them, I just cut the LED strip, and plug each end into this (no soldering required)?
Most of the stuff above is about setting it up inside. For a costume, is it just about finding a portable power supply, and taping it down where I want it on my clothes?
Um, other hints? Tips? As I said in my comment in the blue, don't be afraid to mention the "obvious" things; I have no idea what I'm doing. And I only mentioned the specific products above based on amazon searches (and a little bit of filtering for Prime). Thanks!