Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Open Source Gifts

Open source hardware and software are an important part of Adafruit and its community.  This holiday season you can share the love for open source with these great open source gift ideas.


LulzBot TAZ 4 Open Source 3D Printer

The TAZ is a popular and capable 3D printer that’s also open source!  This 3D printer even has the honor of being certified by the Free Software Foundation.


BeagleBone Black Rev C

The BeagleBone Black is a popular embedded Linux platform that’s also open source hardware.   You can find all of the design files and hardware information on the BeagleBone Black’s official wiki.


Open Source Hardware Skill Badge

Show your pride for open source hardware with this iron on skill badge or some open source hardware stickers!


Arduino Robot

Arduino has long been a champion of open source hardware, and this Arduino Robot kit is one of the coolest Arduino kits available.  Explore the world of robotics using Arduino’s great open source platform.


3DR Iris+ Autonomous Multicopter

3D Robotics has embraced open source hardware and used it to build fantastic drones like the Iris+.  If you’re looking for a powerful and open source drone check out the 3D Robotics Iris+!

Donate To An Open Source Organization

Many organizations help make open source possible.  Show your support by donating to organizations such as the Free Software Foundation, the Apache Foundation, the Open Source Initiative, and many more.


Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson’s latest book is a manifesto for makers that champion the open source movement.  Be inspired to create and contribute to open source by reading this book!



littleBits Base Kit

littleBits are open source electronics kits that snap together to easily build complex circuits.  These are great kits for learning about electronics, and this base kit gives you a good assortment of devices to get started. Subscription

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Acer C720 Chromebook

Chromebooks are low cost laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS operating system, which is based on the open source Chromium OS project.  Not only are these great devices for simple web browsing, but with software like crouton you can even run a full version of Linux on them!  This Acer C720 Chromebook model is quite popular and a great value device.

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.

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

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