In this post I will cover the design of the console.
The second big idea was to have the end-game as nuclear launch.
How hard can it be to build a nuclear launch console?...
If we are having a game, we need two teams, and so two launch consoles.
A console will need some kind of keypad, some keys to turn, a big red button.
I had a raspbery pi sitting around, so I got a keypad off Adafruit.
The electrical stuff looks easy, next was to write some code...
I haven't written anything but unix shell script in the last 15 years, so I decided to do it all in shell script, that plan lasted all of 30 seconds, as my partner Alzeih told me that this would end in nothing but problems.
I decided that Python would be the best choice, I needed to learn Python.
I copied the basic code for working with the keypad from stackoverflow, half a day later and I had a keyboard that gave debug output on the command line.