Hope I'm posting this in the right place. I've been interested in Arduino and making in general for a long time, and now that I've got some time on my hands I figured I'd jump in. My only problem is, I have no idea where to start...
I do have an idea for a project, but I don't know if it would be feasible for a beginner. Basically, I'd like to be able to set up a simple messaging system at my parents house. My father, who is very hard of hearing, spends most of his time in his 'man cave' area that was added on to the house, and my mother is constantly having to wander around yelling any time he's needed.
What I invision is a simple keypad with maybe three or four buttons on it, and each button would turn on a signal light and display a message in my father's room. For instance - my mother pushes button one, and in my father's room a signal LED light turns on and a display reads 'Dinner is ready'. He can then hit a button to turn off the light and clear the message.
Is something like this feasible for a first-timer? And if so, is there a kit that would be a good starting-off point? I've been considering this kit.
Any input or guidance would be very much appreciated. Sort of wandering in the dark at this point.