If you’re looking for a fun project to put together, check out this programmable music game that will test your ear.
Spikenzie Labs’ latest kit, the Music Game, is a great beginning soldering project that’s also fun (and addicting) to play. Solder up the components, then challenge yourself to press the button that corresponds to the note being played. It’s very similar to “Simon” type kits but instead of being visual, it’s audio based.
It could also make for an easy gift, if you know someone with perfect pitch and a soldering iron.