Having only ordered it on Thursday morning, I was surprised to find that my Netduino microcontroller board had arrived. This is a controller that uses the .Net Micro Framework. It’s somehow not as big as I imagined!
I still have no idea what I’m going to do with it, but I have a block of holidays, thanks to Kate and William, coming up so I will have plenty of time to experiment!
UPDATE: I found a book on programming with this microcontroller, but unfortunately it’s not quite finished. http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920013037. Luckily I can read it on Safari Books Online here http://techbus.safaribooksonline.com/book/web-development/9781449301972. If you have an account and are interested, you should check it out.