since yesterday I'm a proud owner of a Netduino Go starter kit, hooray!
I have set up VS2012 along with the .NET MF and Netduino SDK. Then I successfully created a couple of test apps that use the RGB LED light - so everything's pretty cool.
My problem is that I have no clue about hardware, this was one of the main reasons to use the Netduino Go board - it's just to amazingly simple!
Now I wonder how to start my actual idea: I want to control lights according to the time of the day (e.g. having more blue light in the morning, but more red light in the evening),
but also control it from my mobile phone. For that I _think_ I need basically 3 things:
- Netduino Go
- Some Wifi extension
- Some lights with a connection
Wifi is discussed in several threads here, so I guess that can be solved. About the light I am not so sure - I am thinking about RGB LED arrays such as the
"ITeadstudio 8x8 LED Matrix RGB" (e.g. http://www.exp-tech....B--circle-.html ).
I assume that I would need a proto board to connect the lights and then the shield base to connect the proto board - is that correct?
How would you tackle such a problem? How could I control a big collection of RGB LEDs, e.g. to lid a complete office?
I am ready to learn, and yes, even to solder - but I want some guidance before galloping into a completely wrong direction.
Thanks for you help,