I'm working on a project which utilizes an iPad to change colors of individual lights in array of ~200 RGB LEDs. I have little knowledge of large-scale LED configurations and could use some direction. All lights will be on, it's only a matter of programmability to assign a color to a certain LED in the array.
I need a controller that:
- Can handle connections for iPad use over WiFi (Raspberry Pi-esque... Python is ideal)
- Facilitates color-changing of individual LEDs in the array.
A design question based on the above requirements: I assume there are no LED strips where diodes on the strip may be individually controlled; am I wrong in assuming this? If not, what is the optimal wiring option?
I had a look at the Pixelpusher by Heroic Robotics, but that board seems overkill for what I'm trying to accomplish.
I'm well-versed in using the Raspberry Pi for the situation of remotely-controlling a few LEDs, but I don't think it has enough power to handle the 200 diodes I need. If I'm missing some configuration details that would make this possible, please let me know.