Hi all! I am starting my first foray into the world of smart pixels and need some recommendations. The attached image is what I will be attempting to duplicate. Mine will have about 100 pixel nodes in the inner part of the tree and a pixel strip running the entire inside diameter of the front (about 8 feet). I want to program both sets of pixels so they dance together. I'm not timing this to music, so that is not a consideration. I thought about using LOR's Cosmic pixel set and a Cosmic color ribbon but that seems kind of pricey. On the plus side... I already have four LOR controllers and a mp3 director, set up ready to go. I would like to set it up on a timer and let it do it's thing every night. I also just acquired a Raspberry Pi that is about three years old but have never used anything as bare bones as that.
What would you recommend for hardware and software combinations? Keep in mind that I am a total newb with this tech. I appreciate any help that could get me started!