Valentine's Day Gift Guide Video


January is drawing to an end, which means that Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re like me, you may have exhausted your gift giving ideas over the holidays which leaves only one option - the handcrafted gift. Fortunately, SparkFun Electronics has your back, and we’ve created a Valentine’s Day gift guide video (with accompanying tutorials) to help you this year. Check it out!

Vimeo version can be found here

Pam, SparkFun graphic designer, built both of these projects as the perfect gift for your loved one, significant other, buddy, pal, or bro. If you’d like to build the heated blanket, you can check out the tutorial here. The parts list is as follows:

For Pam’s music box, which was inspired by SparkFun employee Dav’s design, you can check out this tutorial. The parts list is here:

Hope you enjoyed the video! Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments section below. Cheers!


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  • That was excellent work Sparkfun. :) The videos you guys create always keep me entertained. :D

  • Nick, do you need a hug? I really think everyone needs to invade Nick’s bubble and make him smile!!! Hopefully he doesn’t hide inside of Tardis…..you’ll never find him ;-P

  • I still want a plushbot to make for my wife from last Valentine’s day… https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11070

  • Just so you know, the LillyPad board mentioned in the hand warmer is out of stock. I assume the LillyPad simple (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10274) would work for that project as well?

    • The simple board will work for this project! (Sorry that the Lilypad ATmega32U4 is in back order status at the moment) You will need to get a FTDI Basic https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10275 and an USB Cable https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11301. If you are planning on soldering the whole project, you could look into the Arduino Pro Mini too. Definitely recommend reading through the tutorial to see how you want to customize it for your project. If you need any help you can post here!

  • So did Nick have to get in touch with his inner teenager to maintain such an apathetic slouch? :)

  • Nice video! Building something special for someone special…


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