Calculate how much power all of the LED's draw. Each LED draws 60ma on full white brightness. 60ma x number of LEDS = amperage.
Find a power supply unit that can handle the amps.
- 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. Then connect the data wire to the designated pin from code. Default pin is pin 5.
For cars, order a 10amp or 20amp 12v to 5v power supply which is connected to the battery to power the LED strips. Run a button which connects the 12v battery to the 12v to 5v power brick