I am considering making something that, in concept, is really rather simple. I see all sorts of people doing what I want on a smaller scale, but once it involves multiple numbers, people aren't doing the same thing I need. I've searched all over the internet, and even on this forum, and I still can't find anything specific to my project.
What I want, is a potentiometer to control each individual digit of a 5-digit LCD display (16x2 or the like), or five of the 7-segment displays. So, I need 5 potentiometers, and five numbers.
Many of the examples I see are using one potentiometer to control all 5 digits. I need 5 individual potentiometers to control each individual digit separately, of the 5-digits. I'd also like to have a separate power switch, and a master reset button to bring all the numbers back to zero (so I can put this contraption in a project box). I assume a 9V battery would suffice for power?
If this sounds feasible, I can absolutely re-post this in the various sections of the forum to complete this, I'm just a little lost on how to approach this.
I hope this is explained well. If not, I can draw up a sketch of what I have in mind, and post it here. Does this sound feasible? I was going to take the single-digit with potentiometer setup and do it 5 times, but I don't think there are enough holes on the Arduino board to do this. My intent was to use an Arduino UNO, but if there's another setup that would accomplish this better, I'm all ears.
Thank you all for your input. I look forward to getting people's thoughts.