I need to design an electronic voting system for an event where we will present approx. 40 different products at an exhibition (two locations of twenty products in a row) and when a product gets a like, (i.e. the user presses a physical analogue / digital button behind the product they like) this press needs to be recorded and sent to the net into a database.
How would / should this be done in the best way? Do I need an imp for each button? Alternatively, could I run 20 buttons through a single imp and set that up twice?
Ideally, I need all presses collected, collated and aggregated into order for a leaderboard on the imp cloud. Is this possible? I will then pull this data down onto leaderboard using a digital display screen and a digital display device that will take the data and present it in the manner I require (already have that part sorted)
Happy to partner with and pay for someone’s time (i.e. an electronics engineer?) to get this running if they have done it before and can handhold me through my first imp project.
I want to identify the easiest and most cost effective way of doing this. I have looked at the electric imp and thought these would be ideal for the task, but as I have not used them before I want someone who has used them before and can offer additional options / designs. I need to identify not only the components required but also the best effective way to perform this task before purchasing any kit.
Look forward to hearing from you.