BrewPi: Raspberry Pi and Arduino Powered Fermentation Chamber
I ran across the BrewBit. By the looks of the blog, it's pretty far along (photos of the circuit board) but I have no idea what it's going to sell for.
What Questions Should a Prospective Employee Ask?
None of this was mentioned on employment offer letter?
Gadgets For a Budding Geek?
Model rockets are awesome. Just check your local laws to see if they're allowed. I'm in Southern California and it's hard to launch them legally. Although, if it's not legal and you still want to try, just be sure to find a safe place to launch.
Also, the parent mentioned keeping the engines until ready to use them. I was into model rockets around that age and though I was tempted to launch one on the ground by itself, I wasn't stupid enough to try. Hopefully your kid is mature enough to think the same.