What I want to achieve is, I want to use my own LED pin diodes, customly place them into my sculpture and animate them. This is as I understand quite straightforward. The problem is the amount of wiring . I would want them to connect one another in series with addresses, rather then each led needing a direct data from the controller on a separate cable.
I know that addressable LEDs use a single data line through the all lights, eliminating the need to connect each led physically to the controller to get data. Is there any way to build a similar system with a bus-like structure, I believe it is possible. And if so, how? What would I need? I guess I need individual small chips for each LED, but I don't know if that's the case or even if it is how so.
I consider myself quite a newbie in electronics-arduino or LEDs, however I'm actively looking into it and researching.