I have just started using Arduino few months ago, and I admitted it's away easier than other embedded systems. However, I felt like I want to share with you my experience of getting to Arduino.
First, I started with a book called "30 Arduino projects for Evil genius" and "Simply Arduino" and "C for Arduino", I started simple projects from examples until I finished it all and now I made this MORSE CODE (S.O.S) which I thought would be a start to post more projects here on hackster.
Thank you for reading.
Ps: You can use a lamp instead of LED but you will have to use a Relay Module then :)