Gobble Gobble day is next week, which means the hotly anticipated (by us!) and dreaded (by you!) holiday shopping season is beginning. Luckily for you we’re making it easier this year with our 2012 Adafruit Gift Guide series. Each day until Christmas we’ll roll out a different theme, everything from wearable electronics to Arduino shields, from 3D printers to photography to gift certificates from sites Adafruit likes!
Fingerprint Sensor – Secure your project with biometrics – this all-in-one optical fingerprint sensor simplifies fingerprint-based security. These modules are typically used in safes – there’s a high powered DSP chip that does the image rendering, calculation, feature-finding and searching. Connect to any microcontroller or system with TTL serial, and send packets of data to take photos, detect prints, hash and search. You can also enroll new fingers directly – up to 162 finger prints can be stored in the onboard FLASH memory. There’s a red LED in the lens that lights up during a photo so you know it’s working.
Star Wars Science – Force Trainer – Train to move objects with your mind using the power of the force. Yoda will train you through 15 levels of concentration to Jedi Mastery right from your home on planet earth. Comes with an adjustable wireless headset and a learning guide to grow your telepathic strength.
Pulse Sensor Amped – Pulse Sensor Amped is a greatly improved version of the original Pulse Sensor, a plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino and Arduino compatibles. It can be used by students, artists, athletes, makers, and game & mobile developers who want to easily incorporate live heart-rate data into their projects.
Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears – Have you ever wanted to confidently express yourself without talking? Now you can show the world what’s really on your mind without saying a word! Be the center of attention everywhere you go! People can’t help but watch in fascination as your Necomimi ears move in real-time according to your state of mind.
Genes in a Bottle Kit – From Bio-Rad, the leader in life science research, comes a kit that allows you to make your own invisible DNA visible in a matter of minutes! Dye your DNA precipitate and make a unique helix keepsake with your own DNA strands that you can show off to friends and family. Learn about the structure of DNA and cells as well as genetics and heredity. Continue your adventures into the remarkable world of what makes us all unique by learning about the double helix structure of your DNA. Using the ancient art of origami, you can color, cut, and fold paper to make a DNA model.
Biohacking skill badge, iron-on patch – You’ve done something amazing in the world of biohacking. Maybe you made and shared a low-cost DNA sequencer, or constructed your first genome. Adafruit offers a fun and exciting “badges” of achievement for electronics, science and engineering. We believe everyone should be able to be rewarded for learning a useful skill, a badge is just one of the many ways to show and share.
Here are your 2012 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.
UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 14, 2012 – Arrive by 12/24/2012 or sooner.
UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Wednesday 11am ET – December 19, 2012 – Arrive on 12/24/2012.
UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 20, 2012 – Arrive on 12/24/2012.
UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 21, 2012 – Arrive on 12/24/2012.
UPS International: Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 17, 2012. Can take up extra time due to worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2012 or sooner.
Please note: We do not offer Saturday service for UPS.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday – December 14, 2012 – Arrive by 12/24/2012 or sooner.
USPS First class mail international (International orders): Place orders by Friday – November 23, 2012. Can take up to 30 days ore more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2012 or sooner, but not a trackable service cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/12.
USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 14, 2012. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2012 or sooner.
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