This post and the next few which are titled History give the details of what I have done between getting my Arduino and when I started this blog.
In November 2011 I got an ARDX starter kit from my wonderful wife. I quickly started by building the first two LED control projects:
At the same time I also got a Bluesmirf Silver Bluetooth module. This is a through hole component so I needed to solder some wires to it to enable me to plug it into my breadboard.
The results can be seen here - this is the top.
This is the view from the bottom including my half-decent soldering.
With this soldered up, and my PC equipped with Bluetooth, I was able to get started with my first project.