I am looking to accomplish something, but I am not sure how to approach it with hardware, I've never done any IoT projects before. I am confident I can figure out the software solution, but I am looking for something like an Amazon IoT button with a display a display OR some sort of light (red/green), this light/display needs to be able to be controlled.
Does anyone have any recommendations for this? I am not sure if this is the correct forum to place this query.
There are various options. If you are looking to build a proof of concept, then you can get started with the MXChip Devkit which is a great way of discovering and playing around with all Azure IoT capabilities. The site will point you to Seeed Studio's to purchase a kit, but you can also find it on amazon.
The site also has a set of samples with getting started instructions.