After what seems like ages I have finally got down to doing stuff on my arduino.
The one thing that I have been meaning to do for ages is to get a LCD I have working , its a simple character based LCD (which has 2 rows I think). This makes doing a hello world app quite simple to do and it actually write out ‘hello world’ :).
I have had most of the components for this project for ages (minus the potentiometer). While I dont have much advice to give on this subject (mostly because I dont want to re write something that is already out there and done extremely well) you can find the equivalent tutorial of what I have done at ladyada’s site.
From here I hope to finally incorporate this into my universal remote control so that I know which device I am controlling.