Erik sez, "Here's a Christmas toy I made for my toddler son. It is a custom patch panel, wiring, and button pushing toy created in the 'maker' tradition! I am a broadcast engineer and recently noticed that my two-and-a-half year old son was fascinated when I was moving cables around behind the family stereo. He wanted to help out so I let him for little bit. It was so much fun to watch him play that I was inspired to create a toy that is a custom patch bay and activity panel. The robot even talks! When he gets a little older I'll probably add a micro-controller for more advanced interactivity."