I am new to Arduinos and would like to know if it would be possible to use one in my senior design project. For my project, I have a commercial metal heater called the Lee Precision Production Pot IV (Grey). I am looking to integrate this pot with a micro-controller so that I can implement some safety precautions. I would want to kill the power to the heater after an extended amount of time, have an LCD display to be used with a thermocouple to measure the temperature of the molten material, and to have a safety button to turn the heater off when pressed. Would this be possible to do? Also, would I be able to integrate the power source for the Arduino and the heater into one plug that would work in the standard 120V socket? Also, is there any recommended Arduino I should use along with a retailer who could provide all of the materials needed to complete this?