It looks like I caught the hobby electronics bug, bought a couple Arduino Uno boards and I’ve been soldering and coding since.
First project is building a clock, I have the clock portion done I am just working on the LED Matrix display software right now.
Also while catching up on my soldering technique I accidentally burned the leads off my real time clock, to fix it I soldered a solid core wire directly to the chip and then proceeded to rip the connection off the board when I tried to bend the wire. I’m already ordering a couple new RTC boards.
Second project is going to be one of those LED cubes, I’ve already ordered the LEDs and components I need. I’m still trying to fully grasp how to work with shift registers, relays and transistors though.