I'm back from vacation, and although I haven't gotten into the usual grind yet, I have lots of things lined up for me to make. I took the boyfriend's advice about only asking for gifts that make me make stuff. So I asked, and I received. Among these are: a screenprinting kit, a good tripod, and the one I'm probably currently most excited for... an Arduino inventor's kit! I'm excited because I know almost nothing about it except for what I've read, but I'm looking forward to making computer/electronic signals have physical effects (sound, light, movement). Here and here are some projects that make use of Arduino technology.