The idea is to run two analog RGB LED strips under the side decks on both sides. The LED strips are 12VDC and will be controlled from an Arduino using MOSFETs to control power to the strip. The build is quite simple:
|Schematic from http://www.ladyada.net/products/rgbledstrip/|
As for programming, I plan on having multiple color modes. Perhaps: bright white illumination, warm evening "candelight" and night time vision red. Also a potentiometer to control intensity. After that, perhaps more sophisticated controls (wireless etc), who knows.
More to come...