A parcel arrived. Things like that do happen, only I wasn't expecting one. Curiosity got the better of me, so I opened it up. And smiled. Element14 sent me a present!
Well, thanks element14! That's very kind of you!
The t-shirt is size M, and I think that my friends over at e14 have vastly underestimated my physical size (height and, unfortunately, width). Well, things have changed quite a bit recently, I'm an IoT lecturer at a graduate school of engineering, and I have some students that absolutely love IoT (and who are in far better shape than I am). One of them got the t-shirt, and is now proudly walking around the campus with it on (Ben Heck may well get a few more views from France, but he might have to wait until the temperatures allow the students to walk around in a t-shirt and survive the day).
As for the Arduino? Well, I have a few of those. Uno, Due, Zero, Mega 2560 to name but a few. My students, on the other hand, don't all have one, and rely on my lessons to be able to play around. For lack of imagination, we played short straw (or, more precisely, short breadboard wire), and the lucky winner was picked. He went home with an Arduino, and his grades had better be good, because he can now follow my lectures and work from home.
The little dancing robot? Mine. Don't touch. But they do. Their prying little hands keep on touching my toy, and it has been dancing around with LEDs in it's hands. I mean, it isn't even discrete, I can hear the thing dance from the other side of the room, but hey, they like it, and I want my lessons to be fun.
The two stickers are now on display inside the IoT lab. Last year it was a cybersecurity lab, so we don't have that much decoration lying around, but we are off to a good start! Thanks, element14, and thanks tariq.ahmad!