I recently saw this project and I want to make something like this for my office, but with more features and shorter. I just wasn't sure of all of the parts required after the big components.
I plan to make a LED sign that is about 2-3 feet, with a speaker, flashing light, and a button. Once the button is pushed a message is displayed and the speaker and lights go off.
I ordered the following so far:
- LEDs (5 meters ws2812b)
- PSU (5v 12A)
- 3 Pin JST SM Male Female Plug (for the LEDs)
- An Arduino Uno
What I'm not sure of what else to get are the small things that aren't explicitly mentioned or are possibly a "given".
I know I will need solder, a soldering iron, a power cord to interface with the PSU, possibly wire nuts, jumpers, and that's it.
The other question I had was about this Big Dome Pushbutton. The description says it is 12v, would it work with the 5v PSU I have or would it barely glow when pressed?
Also, can anyone recommend a decent speaker that could be heard well across a room and a light similar to this and work with the PSU I already got?
Is there anything else I might be missing? I am open to any other advice as well.