Here are some last minute gifts for under $20 at Adafruit just in time for the holidays! If you order using fast shipping you’ll most likely get them before the 23rd too (10 days from now) so here they are! Give the gift of science, electronics, open source hardware and fun this holiday season!
Make your own iPod/iPhone/GPS/etc… battery-pack and recharger! This project includes all the electronic parts necessary to build your own MintyBoost: a small & simple (but very powerful) USB charger for your iPod (or other mp3 player), camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge. $19.50 in the store!
Tired of all those LCD TVs everywhere? Want a break from advertisements while you’re trying to eat? Want to zap screens from across the street? The TV-B-Gone kit is what you need! This ultra-high-power, open source kit version of the popular TV-B-Gone is fun to make and even more fun to use. This version can be used in both “North American/Asia” as well as “Europe/UK” areas (basically, the whole world)! $19.50 in the store!
The latest MiniPOV kit is for serial ports so more people can use it! If you have a parallel port, you probably want a MiniPOV2 which is identical except for the port used. A simple POV toy for beginners who are looking to learn how to solder, how to program microcontrollers, or make LED blinky toys. Because the programmer is built into the kit, one does not need a special “microcontroller programmer”. This version can be used with PCs (Linux/Unix or Windows) and Macs (running MacOS X and with a USB/serial converter). $17.50 in the store!
and of course there are shields, Arduinos are more!