I am starting to research the Raspberry Pi. Do not have a background in electronics only computer programming.
I have a disabled sibling with insufficient motor skills.
Looking to build some possible handy applications where he can hit a very large button due to his weak hand movements to do some handy functions like alert my phone or make an audible sound to indicate his need help with something.
My first idea is to have him hit a large button so that we can have a video call over his raspberry pi and my phone.
Have looked at
but that is just an application where you can talk but it does not have any option to alert me if Im elsewhere in the house(or away) and he wants to chat.
Seems skype no longer support a developer kit.
provide support (Not video though they said) for making phone calls for a fee.
Just wondering if anyone has ideas out there how to best do this?
Would it be energy consuming to have the raspberry pi on all the time?
My disabled sibling would not have the know how to turn it off.