With just four days to go, it’s time to place those last minute orders. None of the items below require shipping, so you can buy any of these Christmas morning and no one will know you waited until the last millisecond:
Github Pro Account: What’s better than a private repository at Github? Share what you love, just with your friends! A little paid exclusivity goes a long way. Our favorite way to share code can also be gifted! You can sponsor paid GitHub accounts for all the hard workers contributing to open source projects. What a great idea!
MakerShed Gift Certificate: The go-to place for your d0-it-yourselfer-crafter-nerd-tech-genius friends and loved ones! Can’t decide what to gift? Give them a gift certificate good for anything from the Maker Shed with the amount you choose. And best yet, you can choose to email it to them and avoid those long postal deliveries (Recommended). A great last minute present that could spark a lifetime of making!
SparkFun Electronics: The best source for red boards online. SparkFun Gift Certificates are entirely virtual. Enter the amount you wish to purchase on this page and add it to your cart. Once you’ve placed your order and your payment has been confirmed, the Gift Certificate money is yours to distribute as you see fit.
Foliobook: iPad Portfolio App: This is an easy, inexpensive gift for your photo friends, especially those trying to establish credentials as a photography enthusiast…give them this and they can instantly start building an online guide to their best works!
Moo Gift Cards: Business cards, greeting cards, anything you want! And you get to pick from a snappy, modern moo graphic for the announcement e-mail too.
United Nuclear Gift Certificates: Looking for some uranium to put under the tree for that special someone? This website has a cornucopia of everything fun under the sun.
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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 code.org, 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.
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