I’m interested in purchasing an Arduino, except I don’t know what product/model to get. I have previous experience from using BASIC STAMP in high school and I’m comfortable with a couple of programming languages (C++, VB.net, Pascal and Java) so I think learning the language for arduino will be quite easy. Also, I have basic electronic knowledge, played with circuits before, and know the functions of the basic components. In addition, I’m not worried about soldering.
What I’m interested in doing is getting myself Android for hobby related tasks. Like try different things just for fun. I’m interested mainly in Wireless Control. For example, I want to be able to control an arduino from the computer, maybe using bluetooth. For example, I would initiate a keypress on the computer, and the arduino would respond (let’s say turn on a LED). Is that possible ? Finally, I am using Ubuntu Linux as my operating system, is the software compatible ?