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Forum 2005-2010 (read only) => General => Frequently-Asked Questions => Topic started by: Michael_Andrews on Aug 25, 2010, 01:26 pm

Title: Is this to much for the arduino
Post by: Michael_Andrews on Aug 25, 2010, 01:26 pm
Im going to start a project this week end for a new desk accessory.

Basically ive built a perspex box to house this in (so it looks cool and you can see all the internals).

I want to have an LCD, real time clock module, 5 leds, and a 4 part seven segment display (like an alarm clock).

I want to use the lcd to display cpu temp, core temps and such, maybe even alert for new e-mails, and i want to use the clock module with the 7 segment display to display the time.

Can an arduino handle all this or am i expecting to much, in the basic planning ive done, i have figured that i have more than enough outputs.

Any comments or ideas?
Title: Re: Is this to much for the arduino
Post by: MikMo on Aug 25, 2010, 02:06 pm
I don't think Arduino will have any problems doing that.

But of course writing the PC side software is not totally triviel :-)
Title: Re: Is this to much for the arduino
Post by: Michael_Andrews on Aug 25, 2010, 03:47 pm
I found i programme which can send the stats i want from the pc to the arduino via serial.