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 88 LED's which equates to 5.28 amps of power Find a power supply unit that can handle at least 6 amps of power.
- Step 1: Solder wires to Arduino(VIN is positive, GND is negative) from DC Jack. This is for easy and adaptable powering.
- Step 2: Connect HM-10 board. VCC to VIN and GND to GND. Max voltage for the HM-10 is 6v, do not overload. Next, connect HM-10 TXD to the switch and from there, to the RXD of the Arduino. The Arduino is unable to recieve new code unless the switch is off(for updating purposes). Finally, connect HM-10 RXD to the Arduinos TXD
- Step 3: Connect the 5v LED strip to VIN and GND of the Arduino. It may be easy to use a bus bar and connect each LED strip to a positive bar and connect ground to a negative bar. Then connect the data wire to the designated pin from code. Default pin is pin 3.