Thanks a lot "focalist" and "retrolefty"! My head is about to "EXPLODE"!!! I received my first Arduino (Xmas present to myself) and got it up and running yesterday. Seriously, my head is going to explode with the amount of projects I would love to do with this think.
I have a BS in Elect Eng Tech, we designed and built a 8085 based board back in 87 with a wire wrap perf-board. With over 20 years as a service engineer I've never got around to playing with single-board computers because all the manufacturers seemed to have there own development systems that cost $$$$$.
Now I've found Arduino!!!
This open source thing is AWESOME!
Just the other day my wife mentioned that she hates that the air dryer thingy we have down stairs stays on all the time because we forget to turn it off. I think to myself, wow, I could design an arduino based box with maybe 3 LED's one push button switch. I could easily program it to turn on for maybe 1, 2 and 3 hours for each LED. I've been looking for something similar for my battery chargers. You guys mentioned the spectrum analyzer and NTSC out..... my heads going to explode! The possibilities are endless!!! ...stereo/ tv remote control, lighting controllers, sprinkler systems, temperature, windspeed, rain gauge, gps, exercise bike/ treadmill to google earth, to video game interface, house power monitor, water monitor, temperature thermostat, smart coffee maker, GPS controlled lawn mower, metal detector, weed and feeder robot, GPS enable radio that automatically changes stations when your out of range, GPS radar detect/ speed trap warning system....... help.....I can't stop ......