I wanted to set up a widget to show my available downloads. I have not found one that suits my needs so I am writing one. I started off looking at some sample code and found some good ideas here. My next stop was How To Create WordPress Widgets at Azulia Designs.
Now I need to add some controls to the widget and, eventually, upgrade it to the newer widget class.
My current effort can be found on the right side of the page which also has a link to the files I used.