Local text only chat room for under 100$: This may be a little insane Answered
I am looking to create a local text only chatroom as a gallery installation for a sculpture class. In the most basic terms I want 4 text output displays and 4 text inputs to be connected through a cheap computer allowing people to carry on a simple conversation locally. As this makes absolutely no sense and has no practical applications it is difficult to find similar projects. Oh and because it just seemed too easy to wire some laptops together I am trying to do this for around 100$
There are Three basic problems I need to solve:
So far my best idea is to use a monochrome lcd such as this:
and soup up/ replace the back-light and create and old school overhead projector.
burner cell phone keyboards? cheap keyboards from goodwill? Alternatives?
Make them work together:
some unholy union of breadboards arduino and raspberry pi
So basically this is barely possible if at all, and I am amateur at best in the hardware department (although I have a CS degree in a couple months) Any help from the seasoned veterans of this community would be greatly appreciated. (and I mean anything like if you have a favorite cheap keyboard or lcd that would be an immense help)