Important shipping information – ordering kits at Adafruit for the holidays!

IMPORTANT:Want to make sure you’re going to get your kits for the holidays? Here is some important shipping information for ordering kits at Adafruit in time for the holidays!

Christmas (12/23/2009) delivery recommendations:

  • Order by Dec 11th for UPS shipping (Ground or Overnight, 2nd and 3rd day)
  • Orders after December 14th choose UPS (Overnight, 2nd and 3rd day)
  • Order by Dec 11th for USPS Priority Mail / First class (USA) – we only suggest Priority mail and we cannot promise it will arrive by 12/23/2009
  • Orders placed by Saturday December 19th, Midnight (ET) CHOOSE 2ND DAY AIR UPS
  • Orders placed by Monday December 21st, Midnight (ET) CHOOSE OVERNIGHT UPS
  • Outside the USA – We cannot guarantee delivery by 12/23/2009

Some shipping information for specific high-demand kits

  • Ice Tube Clock kit – For orders already placed, please allow 7-10 business days for your clock to ship (this does not include the time it takes for the shipment to travel to you) Orders placed after Dec 5th – we cannot guarantee for delivery before Dec 23rd – but we’ll try our best. For those who watch our Twitter feed and live video you know we are shipping almost 24 hours a day right now!
  • Ardx-01

  • Arduino Experimentation Kit – ARDX – These are quite popular, please note we are constantly shipping out backorders and selling out within a few days, so if you’d like to have an ARDX for the holidays please place your order soon (by 12/11/2009).

If this is freaking you out, don’t worry we have gift certificates! Those can be order at any time, day or night and are redeemable online. A perfect LAST MINUTE gift!

Lastly, remember we will be broadcasting all day Christmas day to help you with your kits!

As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 32,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — Pololu’s account of the chip shortage

Wearables — Monster-inspired costuming!

Electronics — How to make your own magnetic field probe!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: New Releases of MicroPython and CircuitPython and more! #Python #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — 2021 in Recap!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — New Products 1/19/22 Feat. Adafruit 7-Segment LED Matrix Backpack – STEMMA QT / qwiic!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !


  1. Our Drawdio and MiniPOV kits arrived, and now the only challenge is resisting the temptation to give them out immediately, so we can get started building! So hard to wait 😉

    Oh, and also resisting the temptation to order everything else in the catalog that I have on my wishlist. . . must be patient. . .

  2. couldn’t find the checkout after I “continued shopping”. Am I missing it? or do I have to add an item just to get back to the shopping cart?

  3. @michael tilse- not sure what you mean exactly, but the best thing to do is to make an account, then add all your items to cart, then check out. please email support@adafruit if you have any problems, we can help you out!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.