We are a group of students working on a project, and we have decided to create a interactive map.
There are some technical challenges, and we would really like hear your thoughts!
Our idea is simple; A interactive map displays the current state of a building; usage of study rooms, PC and so forth using LEDs. We have a PC which pulls all the data we need, and saves this data to a TXT-file. Our Arduino Uno is connected to this PC, using USB, and we are wondering, what is the best approach to make Arduino read from this file?
Also, we need to display about 59 or so LEDs, so I guess we have to rely the shift register that comes with the Arduino Starter kit. Is there any good tutorials on how to program these?
Thanks for your time, Coffeelicious.