I want to decorate my house with LEDs strips on each step of my stairs. I will buy LEDs strips with a 12V power supply.
I want that if I put my foot on the first step, the first LEDs strip turn on, and after every second, the next step turn on too until the last step. After 10 seconds on, the step must turn off.
To detect my foot, I'm thinking of using that kind of component : PIR (motion) sensor (product 189 on adafruit website). It act like a push button.
My first thought was to create two circuit loops. One to supply the LEDs strips with a transistor between each strip. And the second to control the transistor, so the turn on/off signal.
Thanks to your advices, I decided to use an Arduino to do the control loop.
I found this (http://www.zem.fr/decouverte-du-composant-74hc595-8-bit-shift-register/): It's two 8-bit shift register, I have 16 steps on my stairs. With a simple bit of code, I successed in writing a Arduino code that push ten HIGH(1) bits from the right then sixteen LOW(0) bits. So I have what I want with the LEDs.
The question is : how to connect the 16 LEDs strips with my circuit (instead of the single led) ?
English is not my native language, I tried to do my best.