The Diyode Codeshield is a fascinating project out of the Diyode hackerspace in Guelph, ON. It’s an Arduino shield loaded with sensors, a buzzer, a motor, LEDs, a rotary encoder, and so on, with the idea that it would help people learn Arduino programming without having to learn about electronics first. The group showed off the Codeshield at Maker Faire and even made a giant version of the shield to raise some buzz! They ended up getting an Editor’s Choice ribbon for their efforts. One of the coolest aspects of the projects is that the group is creating lesson plans to go with the shield–very smart!