I just started experimenting with Arduino and love it.
Not too far into it, but it's fun and like many I have some ideas about making "real" ;) versions of the mockups I'm building.
One of the first things that comes to mind is the idea of putting the code on a chip, obviously, but I tried to find a guide to:
1) Learn how to determine which IC (or whatever the term might be) is appropriate/required 2) Using the hardware to create the standalone chips.
One thing I'd like to do is build one of those silly "multi lights flashing fake computer data activity things" (blinkenlights!). I can start with a low number of LEDs, but am trying to figure out how to add up to 100 LEDs or so, power it in testing, then actually build one that runs on a chip.
Anyway.. pretty excited, just don't know what road to take. Any help appreciated!