Light strips?

My team and i have decided to put lights on our robot. We have found some for a good price but how do we power them? should explain it if you are trying to power it via the bot.

yea, be careful, don’t try to power more than one led from a digital port, that is, don’t try and power an led strip from digital ports as explained in that thread.

We got USB (5V, not 12V) LED strips from Ebay. Snipped off the USB cable and replaced it with a connector that works for the cortex, and plugged it into the ground and power plugs. We had about a 36" length and had no issues, but YMMV so be careful not to draw too much power, as jpearman said.

Edited to clarify one option.

Thanks guys for the help!