I've decided I want to make a wall mounted DAKboard with some personal improvements, but I'm new to the RPi, Linux, and DIY in general so I want to make sure I'm not going to do something wrong.
DAKboard that uses a USB webcam for RTC and also to use the board as a "mirror." Speakers for audio playback for music and RTC.
Raspberry Pi Model B - What I have already
Monitor - DELL S S2340L Monitor
Webcam - Logitech C270
HDMI Extractor - J-Tech HDMI to HDMI+Analog Audio
Speaker - USB Powered Speaker bar
Putting it Together:
An extension cord will be used to power the monitor, speakers, RPi, and the HDMI Extractor. The last three will be connected to usb to wall adapters. HDMI output from the Pi to the Extractor, which outputs HDMI to the monitor and audio to the Speakers. The RPi will have a wifi dongle and the webcam connected to its 2 usb ports.
Questions I have:
Will it work?
Is there a better/more cost efficient way to do this?
Are there better/more cost efficient parts to replace what I have?
In the DAKboard DIY Guide, a picture shows that the monitor's buttons seem to be wired to the Pi. The guide never mentions this. Should I get a USB Hub to be able to connect the wifi dongle, webcam, and monitor buttons? Will I need to download any libraries to be able to use those buttons?
I'm planning on using Raspbian, but if there's a better OS for this, I'd love to know.
I think that's all I have, but I'm probably missing some things or don't know what to ask. Thank you for your patience.
Can't post more than 2 links. If you need specifics on the hardware, I can post them plaintext perhaps.
Edit: To clarify, the RTC would be for join an online chatroom essentially, not hosting an RTC Server or anything like that.