I live in Albany WA, Yes it is very ambitious project in more ways than one. I have come a long way with the physical installation. Over the next months I need to sort out the controlling systems. It really seems to me that using a mico controller is the way to go as it has so many positives. This whole project has been very expensive in both time and money. I am prepped to pay for a elegant professional solution that a micro controller can provide as I have come so far I wish to complete the project to a very high standard.
The "Eleven" is our Uno-equivalent Arduino-compatible board, but with a number of improvements including prototyping area, a mini-USB connector, LEDs mounted near the edge, and the D13 LED isolated using a FET. [Product page]