Cool beginner projects?

I'm going to be getting an Arduino soon- I am an experienced programmer but don't have a clue about low-level electronics. What are some basic beginner projects that I could do?

Well, there’s an hot tutorial on the main site :stuck_out_tongue:

It exists of all kinds of projects… from easy to difficult and gives a good clue on how to get started.

Or get a book, perhaps one with 30 projects for the Arduino. But only if you are an Evil Genius ;)

.. Amazon will give you a list of Arduino Books. The great thing about books, is that unlike Arduino's and soldering irons, you can use them in the bath or on the train, giving you that intelligent separation of time between thinking / planning and doing :)

Here is a new page that promises to keep adding beginner projects: