Hello Everyone, A heads up here, when it comes to Arduino, I am so green behind my ears that a bean stalk has started to grow =D. I have been lurking for a while and have done a ton of digging and found solutions for part of the multiple step process I have planed.
A Little Back Story My son turns four today, we got him a Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen for his birthday. It has an Oven and a Microwave that does nothing but open and close with lame decals on it. Seems like the standard thing even with ones 3 times the price, except for maybe a beeping dial pad. I plan on over hauling the entire thing and modifying it majorly but, why Im here is for one of the main things I would like to do.
What I Want To Do I want to put a 3.2 inch touch screen display or larger (I haven't had much success trying to find a larger screen that will not take 10 years to get here from overseas) in the oven and microwave doors with a multiple custom process and the use of an additional 16x2 display.
The Oven Function On the oven I want to have a menu of between 10-20 medium icons in a list format of oven baked food. When my son selects one of the icons it will output a recorded audio, then the touch screen will display a video file (one I will record on the outside glass of our oven) for a certain amount of time. After the video file starts playing I would like a timer for the duration of the video file to go to a 16x2 display right above the the oven. When the timer is done, I would like an audio file to play.
The Microwave Oven Function This is setup would basically be the same except, instead of having icons of food, I would like to have a two choice main menu (Food or Timer). Food would lead to set of numbers of 0-9 plus Start and Pause/Clear that will play "beeps" when pressed. I would like to set the Pause/Clear to clear the current selection if pressed twice within 6 seconds. With food, my son could input any time up to 9.59 and start would then put a video up from folder in a randomized selection. While the video is on I would like a custom hum to play. like the oven, the count down will go up to a 16x2 display and a audio file will play when done. Timer would be the same as food except the number pad would stay on the touch screen. I would like the screens to turn off after a set amount of time of inactivity, and have the ability to be woken up with a physical button.
Extra Info I know this seems like a lot for a newbie but, I have over a decade of working with computers in both hardware and software, a couple professional graphic artist in the family (I'm not to bad ether), and brother who is a coding and anything computer related expert (he is hard to get help from sometimes though).
To all of the experts and skilled techies on the inter-web, do you think Arduino could handle this smoothly.