I'm Chad and an Arduino newb. Just thought I'd post a quick introduction as a new member to the forum.
I've seen the Arduino system for a while now, and decided to get my first board a few weeks ago. So far I'm having fun setting up very simple circuits and sketches based on tutorials. I've already developed a long wish-list of projects I'd like to tackle - the complexity of which far exceed my current skills.
I'm not much of a programmer, (I had a semester of Fortran 20-some years ago, and have played around a little with Mindstorms). Right now, I'm relying on Ardublock to help me along.
I've also built (not designed) several vacuum amplifiers/pre-amps, designed and built more DIY speakers than I can count and was into racing R/C cars several years ago.
Long-story short, I know just enough to give me a little confidence that I can (eventually) design and build something cool. I'll be around, mostly reading posts and probably copying a lot of sketches and circuits. Hopefully If I ask questions, they're not too dumb. :)