0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 12:57 PM by CapriJake RSS

Project idea but not sure what device/technology to use?

CapriJake

Hi guys

 

I have an idea for a project, something that i would like but i cant find it avaliable anywhere!

 

Great ill build it, it should be simple enough

 

Without giving away all the details here is the basics for my idea.

 

  • Up to 100 LEDs individually controlled via a webpage (e.g. button 1-100 turns on the corresponding LED a bit of text under each button and maybe an Image for each)
  • A website on the device to control the LEDs, local network only 1 user at a time.
  • Low powered.
  • Cheap

 

Now i have 2 Raspberry pi's which i am using for messing around with at the moment media centre, car pc, mame box etc etc.

 

If i decided to sell this project afterwards a raspberry pi seems over the top and a little expensive,

 

Ive looked at arduinos as you can just buy the chip and build a simple circuit around it rather than intergrating the whole board to save on cost. I still need a network add on which would bump the cost up quite a bit? Can i host a website on this?

 

Or could i use a TI launchpad cost about £10 but again no network?

 

Whats the best device for something like this? Any help would be much appreciated