LCD Display, button and buzzer. Arduino?
This would be my first electronic project, and I'd like to get the advise of the instructables community. I want to build a gadget that when you press a button, a 2 digit number displays on one display (or one section of a display) and a countdown clock displays on another (or the other section of the 1st display). When the timer reaches 0, the buzzer goes off, or if the user pushes the button again, a new number is displayed and the countdown clock starts over. Seems pretty simple. I don't need a fancy display, probably a 4 bit clock radio type display. I would program the logic to display the number and how much time it will count down.
Is an arduino the best application for this type of project? It seems a little overkill for what I'm trying to do, plus the cost of the arduino and parts would make making a bunch of these very expensive. If the arduino would be good for prototyping this, could it be made cheaper in a semi-mass produced fashion?
Thanks for your help.