At least two of Arduino's "top ten 2018 projects" in this video are copied directly from Basic Stamp projects of a decade ago! #6 is PhiPi's Colorpal M&M sorter and #1 is (drum roll please)... PING-Dar! (A favorite of mine.) There's also a lot of obvious borrowing from other well-established Parallax projects. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."
- Pablo Picasso