OK, awesome sauce already. I agree the iris wont work for this (I just love that thing, though - great work, @Krankin ).
Again, I want a simple interface that allows a non-tech person to type in a message, press enter, and that message begins to broadcast morse code through the actuated shutter.
I very much like the physical shutter, the sound it makes and the mechanical nature of it - I realize we could just make a huge flashlight and turn it on and off, but I don’t want that - I want to make a weird, almost steam-punkish suitcase that has the gack inside and the shutter attached to one wall. And it has to be durable.
Im going to draw something for it…
THANK YOU for your great input so far.