Top Gifts for Experienced Makers
Deciding on a gift for someone that has experience with electronics and programming can be a difficult task. We've curated a list of items that would suit anyone with experience with electronics. If you're still struggling to find something please do contact us and we'll do our best to help.
WatchX is a multi-purpose wearable development board that anyone can use. It's compatible with Arduino/Scratch/Atmel Studio programming interfaces so that users can program the watchX into a completely new device.
Need directions to your nearest dry cleaner? Or maybe you need to send a hands-free email? Perhaps you just want to know what the weather's like in Timbuktu. With this AIY Voice Kit from Google, you can build a standalone Google Assistant smart speaker or create voice recognition and natural language processing.
Arduboy is a miniature game system the size of a credit card. It comes installed with a classic 8-bit game and can be reprogrammed from a library of open source games available online. Anyone can create and publish games with a friendly and active community of developers online. Every game published on Arduboy Arcade is free, open source and available to be edited.
The Pololu Zumo 32U4 robot is a versatile tracked robot based on the Arduino-compatible ATmega32U4 MCU. It includes two micro metal gearmotors, an LCD, quadrature encoders, line sensors, side and front proximity sensors for detecting objects, and a full IMU for detecting impacts and tracking orientation.
The FACES Kit is a feast of interchangeable panels, including keyboards, gaming and calculators. If you are up for some classic videogames, the PyGamer panel plus M5Core is the perfect combination. All you need to do is upload an emulator onto M5 controller, and attach the PyGamer panel.
The MeArm is a flat pack robot arm kit, that you can build with nothing but a screwdriver and enthusiasm. The robot arm kit is a miniature version of an industrial robot arm, this version can be used with almost any microcontroller you may already have.
The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine! Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best!
The Shapeoko CNC Router is designed to be affordable enough for any workshop and powerful enough to do high-quality work. With this 3-axis CNC machine, you'll be able to create intricate 2D & 3D designs from a range of different materials. There are three different versions of the Shapeoko, the Standard, the XL and the XXL. The main difference is the size of the cutting area, it doubled with each size.