Designing a simple circuit
Down to business... without giving away my design before I have a chance to build it and such, ill be a little general, and using a different scenario than my actual plan.. i hope you guys are ok with this. It will be an instructable after i get going, i promise you that.
So I was hired (i'm running a small business doing custom LED work) to make a project for a league I play in. The premise is simple. We need a way to keep everyone informed as to who's turn it is for the game. As it stands, there is simply a matter of the players staring at you, or mentioning, "let's go!" which is quite embarrassing.
So the design is relatively simple. I have one button (LED center) and one switch per person.
The button signals that you've completed your turn, the switch (when moved to the OFF position [preferably OPEN] )indicates to the microcontroller, or whatever I design to replicate the microcontroller, to skip your LED button if your turn should come around again, and go to the next person in turn.
Using the most simplistic way, how would i go about this? I may make a picture of my idea, but its really late and im headed to bed lol, so that will be done tomorrow.
I'll give another example, say there are 4 people at a table, and player 1 and 2 complete their turns. player 3 chooses not to play for the remainder of the session. Player 3 turns their switch off, and play passes to player 4. Player 1 goes, Player 2 quits like player 3 (switch goes to off position), and then it goes to player 4.
Pay attention to the bold in the previous paragraph. How would this be accomplished? Remember, an LED button is being pressed to signal end-of-turn.
Any ideas or nudges in the right direction would be perfect. I'm not looking for a handout, so just suggest, NICELY PLEASE or link to related materials. I like learning, so handouts will not benefit me, unless you tell me WHY, so that i can remember it for next time, if there is a next time lol.
I appreciate this you guys and gals. I take a lot of knowledge away from every instructable I follow along with.