Install software for programming Arduino and Lilypad
Download Java JDK from Oracle.com
Learn more about making
UK Hacker Spaces (Shared workshops with access to skills and equipment)
Kickstarter, a crowd funding platform for creative projects.
IndieGoGo, 'The world's funding platform. Go fund yourself'.
The lilypad, a wearable, washable Arduino!
Sparkfun, USA based, but good for seeing what is new.
tindie.com, crowd sourced electronic parts and projects
Jimmy P Rodgers