I bought back in 2007 a strip of these Triklits: http://3waylabs.com/nw/triklits/
to have learn/play with microcontrollers etc.... I am definitely more software than hardware...
I would love to drive these with a raspberrypi. The lights are addressable by a TTL level data signal, if I understood correctly..
see the External Control section, http://3waylabs.com/nw/triklits/details.html
And the protocol is nicely defined here: http://3waylabs.com/nw/triklits/protocol.html
Also maybe of interest is the control box, which i want to completely bypass: http://3waylabs.com/nw/triklits/controlbox.html
I just want to interface directly to the strip via the 9v, data and ground wires...
Now I seek advice from the more hardware experienced people, and would like some help with the circuit I need to build in order to achieve this, since there is 9v-12v involved I don't want to fry my beloved pi....
Software wise tips welcome too, fyi I'm very comfortable with Python & C++.
Hardware wise, I've driven switches, RGB leds (pwm) and done an IR reciever/transmitter (for home automation) with my pi, so extreme beginner, be gentle
Anyway any help to get me started would be great,
thanks in advance!