We wanted Black Friday to be more exciting – so we put together a gift guide for hackers and asked MIT engineer & hacker, Limor “Ladyada” Fried for her top recommendations in the realm of all things open source electronics and hacker gear.
If you must shop, help them make or hack something great. This Hack Black Friday Gift Guide features a SIM card reader/writer, discreet lockpick kits, router hacking kits, a USB analyzer, cool new items like Raspberry Pi and MaKey MaKey, fun stuff like the Hackerspace Passport, Hackerscout Badges and a coloring book for the littlest hackers and more.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.