Default Recommended Microcontrollers? Hey guys, Im looking into designing something for a Uni project. What we have in mind is a "Home Automated System". What we are going to do is find a model house (perhaps a doll house) that resembles a real house and design a system that can remotely control door locks, blinds/curtains, lights and heating. With the heating we're obviously not going to use a real heater, just something like an LED that shows the user that the "heater" has been switched on. My question to you guys is this: What microcontroller would you suggest for this job? These are some of the things we will probably need to take into account when choosing our microcontroller: * We don't have very much experience at coding assembly language, however we've had a fair bit of experience with coding of C and C++. * Cost isn't really much an issue. * With the heating, we plan to use a thermistor such as the LM335Z to indicate to the system whether or not the room needs to be heated. So the microcontroller might have to have analogue inputs. * We will be using stepper motors for the blinds/curtains. * And electromagnets for the door locks * We may think about adding in a security feature to the system such as an access pin at some later date. Any recommendations for a microcontroller would be greatly appreciated! Something that is easy to use and program would be absolutely ideal!!! Thankyou!!