I've just got a new computer, and much to my joy there are 3 empty bays on the front (plus a DVD -RW drive) and have decided to embed my dirt cheap arduino clone (I made it myself :D ) into one of the bays
Currently, I've got plans to add 3 heat sensors (for ambient temperature near my hard disk, my CPU and power supply) 3 RGB led's to display the temps. This leaves me with 6 remaining digital pins (8 but I'm using D2 and D7 for usb com's via Vusb)
I'm thinking using them as buttons for customisable inputs, any ideas what potential inputs I could use these as?
current Ideas (both my linux and windows install use the same keyboard commands on purpose for compatibility)
1 - lock computer (Win-L) 2 - Run dialogue (Win-R) 3 - Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) (added to my windows install) 4 - home folder/my documents (Win+E) 5 - ? 6 - ?
any other thoughts, tips, ideas or advice would be much appreciated