Hi, Is it doable?
I'm looking at an Ethernet shield at: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9026
A cool 4x servo demo at: http://principialabs.com/arduino-python-4-axis-servo-control/
with a nice closeup photo at: http://principialabs.com/wp-content/uploads/arduino-breadboard.jpg
The Ethernet shield makes pins 10, 11, 12, and 13 unusable for other stuff like servos. However with pins 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, I think I could still control 8 servos from the internet. I'm planning on only moving one servo at a time, so current shouldn't be an issue? What if I did move all at once? Instead of servos for the little meters I'm moving, I was thinking about using gear motors at: https://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SBGM9
I was drooling over the Arduino Mega, but I haven't even ordered an Arduino yet... I like keeping it simple and cheap if possible. Thanls for the feedback in advance. :)