One of the Batsocks pups got some electronics stuff for Christmas. LEDs, battery boxes, breadboard, protoboard and a soldering iron.
For his first project, we decided on a night-light.
After beeping-out the breadboard to work out which holes were connected, he tested a simple LED circuit before committing to molten solder.
With a front-panel of cardboard and paper, the result is a superb looking (if rather sinister) Enderman night-light.
It's not quite what I'd choose for a bedside companion, but then I'm neither 8 nor minecraft-crazy (maybe).