hi I am trying to interface a parallax HMC6352 Compass Module with an Uno. I'm a noob as far as programming and wiring and I am a little confused by the shear amount of data in this forum and on the playground.
if any one could help me i'd be very greatful
yet another amount of data
You need to start with - http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Components/HMC6352.pdf - it shows its an I2C device.
So read - Arduino Playground - HomePage - too.
The sparkfun site - Compass Module - HMC6352 - SEN-07915 - SparkFun Electronics - contains links to sketches.
If you are starting with Arduino it is good to spend time doing the tutorials - http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage - to get basic understanding how things work.
Please let us know if things work!