Engaged gear indicator. 7segment

Hello,

I'm building a engaged gear indicator for a H pattern car.

With 5 switches. ( the idea is that different combinations turns on different set of segments)

And a 14 segment display ( for N and R display)

MY QUESTIONS ARE :

  • What inputs shoud i use for the switches ?

  • How do i program this ?

Thanks

Digital inputs. Edit: find out how to use INPUT_PULLUP mode.

Program it with the Arduino IDE.

A site search of 'gear indicator' may be informative.