This week there is a great post on the oracle-base blog written by Tim on what kind of things you can do with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
For each component he has written a detailed instruction on how to create en configure the resource.
So if you want to start playing with the Oracle Cloud (free!), check out this awesome resource:
Disgusting Free Tier service, block randomly and without reason. Not recommended! https://cloudcustomerconnect.oracle.com/posts/3de25eae68