I did some research, but i'm missing some fundamental knowledge to choose a direction.
Am I correct if there are two ways to walk this path?
1) A programmable microcontroller like the PIC16F628
2) A non-programmable BCD like the 4510 together with a BCD to 7-segment decoder like the 4511
Is it correct to assum that option numer two doesn't need programming and only connecting the right pins?
I would prefer a non-programmable solution.