The Atmega328P AVR micro-controller is happily toggling four lines on-and-off through buffered output on my Gertboard-- Gert van Loo you rock! (thanks much for the board, its been fun!) ~nice piece of engineering dude~
Gordon @ Drogon you rock! (thanks much for the software!) I really appreciate the hard work you went through to get the Arduino IDE working with the Gertboard and the Atmel chip; well done! It finally dawned on me that I can make my own very cheap Arduino clone devices using my PI and the Gertboard as a universal programmer! (not exactly a pocket programmer mind you, but close enough) ... and I don't have to screw around with the Arduino bootloader, &c.
Anyways, thanks again guys!