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December 16, 2015 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2015: New Products

Adafruit holiday guides 2015 blog

Because here at Adafruit, sometimes it’s all about dat new new.


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Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Pack: Note: Due to popular demand, there might be some delay in shipping products containing Pi Zero!

Remember those cereal commercials that would always say, “part of a complete breakfast”? Well the Pi Zero’s a lot like that bowl of cereal – while it’s great on its own, you need a lot of accessories to make it a complete meal. (read more)


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Particle Maker Kit with Photon: The Particle Maker Kit has just about everything you need to get started with your Particle Photon. It’s the kind of no nonsense starter kit that’s filled with all the components and accessories you need to build simple internet enabled projects and up your hacker level from zero to hardware hero. (read more)


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Colossal 6V 9W Solar Panel: These 6 Volt, 9 Watt panels come to us from Voltaic Systems, makers of fine solar-powered bags and packs. They are waterproof, scratch resistant, and UV resistant.

Using a high efficiency monocrystalline cell and outputting 6V at ~1.5A via 3.5mm x 1.3mm DC jack connector, they are a nice upgrade to the 2W or 3W panels we have been carrying. The substrate is an aluminum / plastic composite, specifically designed to be strong and lightweight. These panels can easily stand up to typical outdoor use including being dropped and leaned on. They’re very high quality and suggested for projects that will be exposed to the outdoors. These come with 4 plastic mounting screws which makes it easy to attach the panel, even to fabric! (read more)


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Adafruit Feather 32u4 Adalogger: Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like it’s namesake it is thin, light, and lets you fly! We designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller cores.

This is the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Adalogger – our take on an ‘all-in-one’ datalogger (or data-reader) with built in USB and battery charging. Its an Adafruit Feather 32u4 with a microSD holder ready to rock! We have other boards in the Feather family, check’em out here. (read more)


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Hackers Blu-ray – 20th anniversary edition: “This is our world now… the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud.” – The Mentor, The Hacker’s Manifesto

Hackers is a thriller about a group of teen computer jockeys starring Dade (Jonny Lee Miller) and Kate (Angelina Jolie, in her first leading role in a feature film) who find themselves wrapped up in corporate extortion, and have to use their elite computer skills to bail themselves out of trouble and to catch the criminals. (read more)


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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT – For the Pi 2 / B+ / A+: Control the same hardware as used in space…build your very own Astro Pi with the new Raspberry Pi Sense HAT! The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is attached on top of the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO pins to create an ‘Astro Pi’. The Sense HAT has several integrated circuit based sensors can be used for many different types of experiments, applications, and even games. And it’s being used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to perform science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! (read more)


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Flexible Adafruit DotStar Matrix 16×16 – 256 RGB LED Pixels: For advanced DotStar LED fans, we now have a bendable, Flexible 16×16 Dotstar LED Matrix! Control all 256 ultra-bright LEDs using only two microcontroller pins, set each LED as you wish to scroll messages or draw little images. This matrix has a thick flexible PCB backing that can be gently bent and curved around surfaces. (read more)


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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit, and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Stay tuned into the blog where you will find new, handpicked gift guides five days a week from November 9th through December 24th, 2015 alongside holiday themed tutorials and builds!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us. As of October 13th, 2015 we are currently offering:

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Deadlines 2015

Here are your 2015 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. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

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 11, 2015 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 24.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 17, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 18, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 21, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

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

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, 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 11, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2015 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders)): Place orders by Friday – November 20, 2015. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/25/2015 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/2015.

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.

When in doubt contact us!


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