Hi I am new to Arduino and a currently learning the software with the aim of detecting heart rates via arduino and then controlling a DMX led. Has anyone any suggestions on where I begin such a project? I have ordered "getting started with arduino" from amazon which I hope will help me and I am also taking tech worshops in Uni. If anyone is interested in advising me throught the project Id be very greatfull. Response greatlly appreciated.Palace

Sparkfun has a heart rate detector that works with the Polar breast straps frequently used with Fitness equpment.

It looks l.ike it is reasonably simple to interface to Arduino.

yes, I have put one of these on my order list for my project. Thanks for the reply.Like I say I am pretty new to Arduino so its a pretty bigh first project for me. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again, Palace.