Hi, im quite new to arduino and microcontrollers in general.
But yesterday I finally got the Arduino, I ordered from Segor Electronics.
I had a plan to create a Ambient dashboard, that is to have some analog meters that would convey some digital information. In an non obtrusive way, i think it has a very fine name, peripheral awareness. there is a bit more and some pictures at my blog. http://rotand.dk/blog/2007/11/10/arduino-ambient-dashboard/
Now that i have the prototype up and running I have som qustions that some of you might help me to figure out?
So far the plan is to use bash scripting to send data to the arduino, but would it be better to do it in c. I'm am not used to either, I usually use java, but as far as i can tell its difficult to get java to work with serial io ?. And the sending data part would it be better to some how have the arduno poll for for data, rather than just sending data to it?