So I decided as a basic course of action.
Configure the board and write code to control the LEDs
Specify a RGB colour on the laptop send to the Arduino to update the LEDS
Configure the board and code to talk to the sensor, and output the readings to the laptop.
Convert the output of the accelerometer into RGB values.
Combine the above so the LEDs and Accelerometer are wired up to the board and the LEDs updated directly from logic on the board.
If I get this far and have not lost interest or smashed the tiny bits into tinier bits out of frustration, order the rest of the bits required for the job.
- Wireless transmitter and receiver
- Another Arduino board
- A proper RGB LED unit.
Sounds straight forward enough.