Completely new to Arduino. Have a background in Automation design and build but mostly industrial, ladder logic, PLC stuff. Very little on the programming side of things mostly on the mechanical side. Some background in general program but very "Newbie'ish" at best. Web sites, BASIC, some C++ and HTML.
I'm currently going thru the projects and reading Massimo Banzi's book "Getting Started with Arduino"
My first project I would like to do would gather several different temperatures from a few locations, track and take an action (Turn a motor on off) based on light/Lux, and track wind speed. Gather and save all this data on an SD card and then transfer this data, occasionally, via wi-fi to a laptop.
I've been looking at several of these projects individually and hopefully I'm not getting to far in over my head.
I'm just looking for any additional direction as far as things to watch out for, potential pit falls or references to similar projects.
Any help would be appreciated.