advise on analog inputs and digital outputs

Hello,
I am new on Arduino and learning.
I want to read out 6 analog sensors and have per sensor an output displaying either a value / an indication of the strenth with LED's (for example 5 LED's per sensor) or something like that.
The current board I use has a 328uprocessor and 6 analog inputs and 14 digital IO's
So how to do this? :astonished:

You can use 11 digital I/O pins to make a 5x6 matrix of LEDs. Each of the rows will need a driver in order to supply current to up to 6 LEDS simultaneously. The columns will need a current limiting resistor but don't need a driver since only one LED per column is on at any one time.

Try to avoid using pins 0 and 1 because they are the serial I/O pins used for uploading and debug output.

tnx, so if I understand right then suppose I have 6 colums of 5 LED’s connected to pin 2-7 and then each row connected to 8-12 and I would like to have the LED on pin 2 ON the I have to put a high on pin 2 and 8.

And ehhhh…since I am very novice but how can I make a driver?

"make a driver"

I would start by reading here, scroll down to

"Direct driving of an 8x8 LED matrix with no IC's or other components involved. "

http://arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithHardware

I would start by reading here, scroll down to

"Direct driving of an 8x8 LED matrix with no IC's or other components involved. "

And then totally ignore it unless you want to damage your arduino. See here for why this is a bad circuit:-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/LEDs.html

You can only supply (source) or sink about 30mA from an arduino pin without damage. Look at this project for a proper 8X8 matrix:-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/Econo_Monome.html

well, I just ordered a LCD shield. I think I am not the hardware lover....

Hmm, looks my post that the 8x8 matrix link has a revision to say that "current limit resistors should be added" got lost in the great ethervoid ...

Yes that is still there but the overwhelming impact of the page says you don't need them. Also it doesn't say where they should go.