Great! I'll try adding "Micro-controller" to my google search.
I haven't found much for embedded Java on my searches, but I have found some results with embedded Linux. I'm guessing I could do that and run my JVM under the embedded linux?? Of course, I'm still trying to figure out exactly WHAT I need. I've never been a huge hardware guy - although I did go through several EE courses in college.
With the embedded Linux, the only problem I've found is price. $1,200 + for a single board computer!!! There has to be a cheaper solution out there. (I was hoping to spend no more than a few hundred on my little 'project'.)
Ah.. the fun of a challenging project!