Ideal as a Stocking filler this Christmas, the GPIO Snowman is an ideal kit for people new to Raspberry Pi or even the experienced users.
It comes as a to solder kit and is targeted at beginners to solder. We've got instructions on how to solder on the Documentation Wiki and takes around 15 minutes for an experienced person to solder or around 45-60 minutes for a beginner.
The components that make up the snowman are all relatively simple. There are 9 LEDs (2 Blue for the Eyes, 6 White for the body and 1 orange for the nose, check the documentation to find out which are which!), a resistor ladder makes up the "buttons" of the snowman and puts the 9 resistors into one nicer to solder package and the 26 way header to connect it to the Raspberry Pi (Relatively easy once pushed into place).
After you've soldered your beginners soldering kit then turns into a beginners programming kit, (More bang for your buck!) which is really simple to program using GPIO Zero or ANY programming language for the Pi. We have GPIO Zero tutorials available on the documentation wiki.
Documentation can be found at the SnowPi Wiki.