Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Android

With over 1 billion android users in the world, you’re bound to know someone that would love another way to interact with their smartphone or tablet. We have just the guide to help you find the perfect Android gift!


Android – Sticker: This is the “I hacked, modded or made something with Android!” sticker for use with educators, classrooms, workshops, Maker Faires, TechShops, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces and around the world to reward beginners on their skill building journey!

Perfect for laptops or the workbench. Read more.


Our Adafruit Bluefruit LE Breakout allows you to establish an easy to use wireless link between your Arduino and  your Android (4.3+) device. This is a product for an advanced user that knows their way around open source hardware and code.


The Android skill badge, iron-on patch, is the perfect way to round out a gift for someone that hacked, modded or made something with Android. 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. Read more.


IOIO Mint – Portable Android Development Kit: IOIO (pronounced “yo-yo”) is a bridge between Android devices and external hardware such as sensors and servos. IOIO enables you to add the computational power, touch display, connectivity, and built-in sensors (camera, GPS, accelerometer) of Android to your projects. IOIO can connect to any standard Android device (as early as Android 1.5) over both USB and Bluetooth. Here’s a few IOIO projects which will give you an idea of what you can do with IOIO. Read more.


The Bluefruit LE Friend is your new BLE BFF! This USB-to-BLE board makes it easy to get your computer talking to your BLE enabled phone or tablet using a standard serial/UART connection. There is a huge tutorial for the Bluefruit LE Friend that you can include with your gift.


As electronics get smaller and smaller, you’ll need a hand examining PCBs and this little USB microscope is the perfect tool. While this camera is more expensive than a wired-variety, there’s nothing like it for when you want to view the output on a smartphone or tablet!


Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices.


CHARGECARD Thin Micro USB for Android / Device Charging Cable: Whether you’re flying high, driving far, or out on the town with your friends, you’ll never be without a charged phone again. You leave the house with your keys, phone, wallet, and CHARGECARD, the jumper cable for your phone. Read more.


Arduino Mega R3 Android Accessory Development Kit (ADK) Board – ATmega2560 ADK R3: Fast track your Android phone hardware development or just design cell-phone robots with the Arduino ADK! The Arduino ADK is a microcontroller board based on the powerful ATmega2560 (datasheet). It has a USB host interface to connect with Android based phones, and a power supply boost converter to charge up the phone from DC power while its plugged into the ADK. Read more.


NeTV Starter Pack: NeTV is the first offering from the brand new Sutajio Ko-Usagi, the Open Source Hardware company led by “bunnie” Huang. bunnie is best known as the author of “Hacking the XBox” and was the lead hardware engineer of the chumby internet alarm clock. So, it is no surprise that his latest invention, conceived in chumby industries’ Singapore office and brought to you by Sutajio Ko-Usagi, is a fully open source HDTV peripheral which brings WiFi Internet and Android mobile interfacing to any HDMI TV! Read more.

Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2014

Here are your 2014 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.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.

Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. Last year UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 12, 2014 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive in time for Christmas.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Wednesday 11am ET – December 17, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 18, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 19, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, 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 12, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders): Place orders by Friday – November 21, 2014. Can take up to 30 days ore more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/14.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

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