To power everything, calculate how much power all of the LED's draw. Each LED draws 60ma on full white brightness.
In this project I used 24 LED's which equates to 1.44 amps of power. Find a power supply unit that can handle at least 1.5 amps of power. 3 AA Alkaline batteries may last about 3 hours with this project on full brightness. The brightness can be adjusted in the code.
- Step 1: Solder wires to Arduino(VIN is positive, GND is negative) from AA Battery pack. Add a switch within the red power wire or play from wired 5v connection through Arduino.
- Step 2: Connect the Game LED strip to 5v and GND of Arduino. Connect data line to Arduino pin 2
- Step 3: Connect the Score LED strip to 5v and GND. Connect data line to Arduino pin 6
- Step 2: Solder one pin of the Momentary Push Button to GND and the other pin to pin 4. When the button is pushed, the ground connection is made.