LadyAda, aka Limor Fried, has a new DIY kit, the Boarduino Arduino clone.
If you’ve ever struggled to use a solderless breadboard with an Arduino, you understand how frustrating it can be! I designed this Arduino clone to solve this problem in an inexpensive DIY fashion. Kits with all parts are available in the Adafruit webshop for $17.50
The Boarduino is an Arduino clone: when programmed with the Arduino bootloader, it can talk to the Arduino software and run sketches just like the original.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform designed for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
Fried is also behind the excellent x0xb0x synth and several other cool DIY projects.