First Project

OK we are going to try our first project with arduino, and here is what we need to try and achieve.

A switch is pressed (ideally a touch sensitive switch on a window pane), which basically performs two actions;

  1. It turns on an electrical socket (probably a fan or TV)
  2. It sends a message to a flash based bit of software telling it the switch has been pressed, which then reacts accordingly.

Sound easy enough? Where do I start! Help!

Sounds like you need a relay and an ethernet shield. Read up on those and see if you still have questions.