Not sure if this should be in programming or if here is better, also if anyone would be interested in helping with the coding part of this then please post here or pm me.
Ive been asked by a friend who works with children if i could help with an idea they had.
I dont understand all of it (lots of things to do with kids growing up and learning) the basics are she would like what is basically a light (or any other physical display) board that changes in different ways when the inputs are pressed.
Ive done a stupidly simple design on fritzing and explained it to her and she thinks it will work. Basically when the input switches are pressed it changes which LED is lit up, turning all the others off.
Input 1 is up in number.
Input 2 is down in number.
For each time input 1 is pushed it effectively adds one to the count of LED, so press it 3 times and in sequence the LEDss will light up until number 3 is on.
use input 2 and it will subtract 1 from the count. So if were at input 3 and press it twice the input 1 will light up.
The idea is to have different color lights, ie a red, green, yellow, blue or in the future have things other than just LEDs. such as a spinning wheel a led chaser and things like that.
Now comes the problem, i have absolutely no idea where to start with the programming of this. I’ve used other peoples code before and tweaked it for my own purposes but i cant do this from scratch.
Is anyone willing to help who knows about this.
I should also mention that this is not commercial thing, and will be open sourced if it turns out to be effective.