SparkFun 2013 Holiday Gift Guide


If you’re like many of us here at SparkFun, holiday gift shopping is something you put off until the very last minute. Not this year though - this year, you are motivated and ready to go. But what to buy? Worry not - we’ve got the definitive gift guide for that geek on your list. So without further ado - check out the SparkFun 2013 Holiday Gift Guide:

This year, we’ve selected a handful of our favorite products that we believe make great gifts for seasoned electronics enthusiasts and beginners alike. Here’s what we came up with:

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The RedBot Kit is our DIY beginner robotics platform designed to help you get started in the world of robotics. This kit teaches dual motor robotics and sensor integration. Start out by creating a line-following bot, and then build onto it as you want to expand your robotics horizons.

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The LilyPad MP3 board is a fairly recent addition to our inventory of wearable electronics. This board contains an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, MP3 (and many other formats) audio decoder chip, micro-SD card socket, and a stereo audio amplifier, and helps you easily add music to your next e-textiles project!

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For those looking to explore Scratch programming, we have the book “Super Scratch Programming Adventure!” This book is designed to teach kids how to get started with programming and is a great jumping-off point for a lifelong love of electronics.

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Next, we have the Raspberry Pi, the Beaglebone Black, the pcDuino, and the pcDuino Lite. These powerful single-board computers are sure to please!

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The SparkFun Simon Says: Learn to Solder kit is designed to teach beginner soldering while building one of our most popular kits! This kit is truly designed with the beginner in mind, but makes a great gift for the pro looking to brush up on their soldering skills.

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And lastly, for the music lover on your list, we have the Bleep Drum Kit. This kit not only is a fun (and simple) kit to solder together, but when you’re done you’ll have a fully-functioning drum kit, ready for you to drop a beat.

Best of luck with your shopping list - and happy holidays!


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