Make: Asks is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

Once I learned the basics of Arduino, my first project was a system of tracks that held ping pong balls. At the end of the tracks were solenoids that popped out the ping pong balls in sequence, making music.

This week’s question: What was your first Arduino project that went beyond the basics, and was something that could be called creative?

Post your responses in the comments section.