Arduino Uno Lifespan

What's the life of an Arduino Uno? I have one attached to a 3 x 3 x 3 LED cube and often run it for hours doing it's little light show. Does anyone know how long it will Last? Arduino.cc wouldn't answer. They referred me to the forum.

Mike

Too many variables to even hazard a guess.

Are your LED's and Arduino on seperate power supplies ? Are you subject to brown outs or other mains power interruptions ? Are your arduino related PSU's on surge protectors ? What load per pin are you pulling from the Arduino ? What voltage are you feeding the Arduino ? Is it a real, clone, or homebrew Arduino ? What is the operating environment around it like humid, hot, fluctuates ? Do you have a full schematic for it ?

Am sure there are quite a few more to add to that list.

Under normal circumstances, if you haven't done anything wrong and there are no catastrophic events like lightning strikes, an Arduino-like board should run for decades.