I am new to this platform but have used Arduino in the past. I have an Ethermega. This product looks fascinating. The website, videos and literature are phenomenal. I am so impressed.
I am wanting to create project whereby there are three mini banks of switches which are separated out within a normal house. Each bank of switches has, say, four switches and four LEDs. Someone at one bank of switches flicks a switch and an LED on an opposing bank lights up.
Trouble picturing it? If you think of it as a telegraph system or a riff on a butler bell system in a 1920s house you’d be on the right track.
So my question is, is this platform the right one? It certainly seems much preferable to Arduinos and connecting wires. But will the opposing bank respond quickly to the switch being flicked? It’s desirable the reaction to the switch is near instant.
The second thing is, to what extent is the Spark able to control and power things like LEDs? In a comparable way to the Arduino? I am going to want to switch 24v 1A, will I need a relay module or can I use a transistor?
many thanks for humouring me.