I have only recently got into the world of Arduino after looking enviously at them for some time now.
My first "proper" arduino creation is a browser based remote control which I submitted to instructables (mainly so I could get some feedback from people so I can present better projects).
This morning I woke up and I had 2 emails from instructables - one saying the project had been featured in the Technology section, and a second one telling me I had made the home page and giving me a one year instructables pro membership!
Without an Arduino I would never have got the massive buzz from knowing that people interested in technology like my idea.
Thank you all , I have gone through quite a number of threads on this forum looking for inspiration and simple ideas I can do with my couple of bits of wire and a few bits of scrap electronic components.
My instructable, should you care to visit it (and make comments!) is at http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-browser-based-remote-control-linux/