nPlayer Game Clock for Hexagonal Chess (Need Help Sourcing LCD and Misc Parts) Answered
Hello, I am sourcing components for a project. There is a 3 player chess variant called hexagonal chess. I want to make a 3 player game timer. The idea is to have three displays, one for each player on their side of the board. Each display has a button to stop the timer and start the next. Because there are 3 players, it won't work well to have a single timer between them, as is done with a 2 player timer.
I don't have much hardware experience but I can read/write C/C++ well enough. I will be developing under Linux.
These are the components I am considering.
arm m0+, needs some modification to activate real time clock.
has usb control
4 digit, 7 segment display
A basic LCD display - $6.86 each, can I find these cheaper elsewhere?
Will the m0+ be capable of driving 3 of such displays simultaneously?
Is there perhaps a more appropriate solution?
What other bits am I missing? Like I said, I don't have much hardware experience. I know I need buttons...I've never hooked up an LCD before, is there anything special I need? I downloaded the manufacturer PDF for the particular unit (FE0202W). It doesn't give much info. It doesn't even say how much voltage it is rated for. Is this just such a basic component that it doesn't matter so much???
PS: All designs/code will be published under an opensource license.