Please, do not tell me to go google this, and searching these forums. I am perfectly capable of doing so. However, I am posting here to hear unique idea's something google cannot find, to me at least, as any good hobbyist/engineer are always having random sparks of creativity anywhere, any time. This is for a team project, but I am taking the most initiative in doing this, since I enjoy it the most. Some Information Micontroller: PIC18 Ideas to incorporate for a successful project and fun but challenging to some degree - A system that incorporate somewhat real time data analysis - A system where components won't cost a fortune (college student here) - A system where we interface external, quite obviously, duh, lol. A good idea that come to mind for me, is a current weather conditions machine/display. I've seen on spark electronics they have a IC for measuring barometric pressure, and leaving it up to us for to find other components or develop a system to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and possible precipitation which leads to us being able to bring the system outside and detect current conditions and if its raining well obviously we are going to have to create a design to protect the system but keep an accurate measure of the conditions without the protection interfering. Any other ideas? I know berkman enjoys this stuff, as well.