I have never attempted an Arduino project before and there seems to be a ton of Arduino options, so before I purchase the wrong stuff I thought I would ask for some pointers.
I would like to build a timer that notifies my son with some timers. For instance:
1) Start the shower 2) After 5 mins notify him to shampoo and rinse 3) After 5 mins notify him to wash with soap and rinse 4) After 5 mins get out of the shower 5) Stop the shower 6) Dry off 7) After 5 mins brush your teeth 8) After 2 mins stop brushing 9) Get dressed 10) ...
The notifications could be his mother's voice recorded and replayed through a speaker. Not sure what is possible. I am sure there are some phone apps, but I am trying to use this as a learning exercise for me, my son and my daughter. It will need to be water proof. An LCD of some type might be a nice addition.
I have a software background, but not necessarily an electronics background. Eventually, I might want to integrate with AWS IoT via Z-wave (or similar) for some additional learning.
Any guidance would be much appreciated.