I’m a challenger for 1 Meter of Pi, I’ve been designing a lightning system for the plants, however, I realize that the LEDs would require 5A total of current, so I split them into 5 parts, for 1A per section. This still is too much for an arduino pin to handle- at most they can handle one or two, while each had 5.
I’ve considered using multiple pins and boards but my friend says that would likely overload the regulators and fry the chip, or damage.
He said using buck converters, and MOSFETs, would be an ideal solution.
can someone please eleaborate on this part, like a bit of conceptual explanation, and/or other ideas? Thanks!