Which Board ?

Hi, I just discovered arduino few minutes ago... with this project http://students.washington.edu/mikesteb/projects/Qlock_LED_Clock/Qlock_LED_clock.html i would like to build something like this and use it as present for christmas :D

Could you please help me to find out which board should i buy and where(website??) can i buy the other parts i need

Regards

It is comprised of: - 1 Arduino-clone (the Boarduino) - 114 white LEDs - 2 MAX 7219 LED drivers - 1 Chronodot real-time clock - 1 photoresistor

You can use Google to find vendors of those components. For example: Boarduino -> http://www.ladyada.net/make/boarduino/

You're going to need a bit more hardware than that for an actual functioning clock. Unless I missed something that post is a bit misleading. When the arduino powers on, how does it know what time it is?

I'd look at the Arduino Stalker from Seeed studio. They're on V2 or V3 now but any should work and last I knew they had an older version for about $20 that would work great and even included the Atmega328P. They include a real-time clock module and coin-cell battery backup to retain the time during power failure on-board that you'll need. They're designed for data logging applications that require knowledge of the current time and even include an SD card slot.

The current clearance price makes it a no-brainier for your application IMO.

CraigKC:
I’d look at the Arduino Stalker from Seeed studio. They’re on V2 or V3 now but any should work and last I knew they had an older version for about $20 that would work great and even included the Atmega328P. They include a real-time clock module and coin-cell battery backup to retain the time during power failure on-board that you’ll need. They’re designed for data logging applications that require knowledge of the current time and even include an SD card slot.

The current clearance price makes it a no-brainier for your application IMO.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/clearance-c-77.html
The Seeeduino Stalker w/ ATmega168 is $21.00 (35 left)
The Seeeduino Stalker w/ ATmega328 is $22.80 (23 left)

Looks like it needs a separate USB-to-Serial cable or UartSBee for programming. Has a socket for an XBee.

Hey Thanks for the answers!

As i said i am a Newbie and i have no idea what should i buy.. so any idea/feedback is welcome!

Thanks