Between July 27-31, 2009 I taught the 18th annual CNMAT Max/MSP/Jitter night school course (for my 9th time!). All course documentation is kept on CNMAT's one-of-a-kind new music web portal: there you will find the course outline, video screen shots of some of the lectures, as well as patches and links.
I created a course blog that includes arduino code, references for working with kinetics as well as videos of the students final projects.
Basic Electronics Resources
ITP (Tom Igoe) Sensor Reports - plus implementation code for PIC microcontrollers
Protolab Sensor Tutorial - uses arduino microcontrollers for examples
Electronics Retailers and Surplus