Exercise 1: Blink
Exercise 2: Potentiometer
Exercise 3: RGB LED (note: the diagram in the SIK GUIDE is incorrect at least for the RGB LED that most people will receive in their kit – the COMMON actually needs to be hooked up to a positive charge)
Response to The Future of Interaction Design: I completely agree with Bret Victor that so far the fact that interaction design focuses primarily on a limited number of actual interactions within the full capacity of even our hands/fingers. I thought he could have spoken a little bit to the need to bridge what is physically intuitive for us now and what will become intuitive in the future. I also would love to hear an expansion on the ways that other parts of the body could naturally lend themselves to interaction design in the future.