Alright, now the geek-gasm I've been having for this project just had rockets attached.http://libcinder.org/
Been a fan of Processing for awhile and had been following flight404.com and been quite a fan. Problem was I'm personally a newb to programming but still felt Java is, personal opinion here, not for me. (Yahoo toolbar install says a lot to me.)
I had read in Dec that Robert from flight404 had left The Barbarian Group, but was working with a C++ framework that was inspired by Processing that TBG might open source.
Today I finally checked up on flight404 and found out about Cinder, the now open source project. While reading about the features of Cinder I came upon this tidbit:
"Serial port - Supporting Arduino and similar hardware applications"
The Stars are aligning for me at long last! Gonna have fun learning C++ and some Cinder. My brain is going to explode in so many different ways...
Pics are on hold of the Rainwise counter board. It's currently counting its first day of rain. Pics will go up late Sat.