hi all -- i've been using an arduino as a "dashboard" for an in-house application (# of users, db connections, and all that). out of that fell an arduino sketch that receives serial data and writes it to an LCD (built on neillzero's excellent LCD4BitLibrary) and a (gasp!) Perl module to use on the client side, to make sending data and commands to the LCD trivial. if anyone has a need for such a thing the PM is located here:
the sketch the PM communicates with is part of the package as well. comments and suggestions are, of course, appreciated.
thanks all for a great, easy to use hardware environment; it's really been a blast working with the arduino. cheers. k.