I got my #raspberry pi in the post yesterday and have just completed my first project. Installing a testing a media server ( http://www.raspbmc.com/)
In case you have not heard the raspberry pi is a small basic computer board that you connect to a screen keyboard and mouse and program your self. In some ways it is like the original BBC or spectrum computers of a few decades ago. You get basic hardware that you have to program your self. The first project was easy to implement as most of the hard work had already been done by an 18 year old in between his A level exams!
My next project is to get Linux running on the pi and the trying to connect via VNC from the i pad so that the raspberry can sit headless on my network without the need to be connected to the television in the kitchen.