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November 17, 2016 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 3D Printing Projects

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PiGRRL Zero – Raspberry Pi RetroPie

Enjoy sweet nostalgia when you sit back, sip some hot cocoa and play retro video games from the late 80’s on a Raspberry Pi Zero. The PiGRRL zero project features a low cost build of materials for a basic entry level handheld console.


Circuit Playground – Star Trek Combadge

Show up to the holiday party with a shiny new combadge to let them know you’re from the future. This project features a circuit playground, which is capable of playing sounds, LED animation and loads of nifty sensors.


Circuit Playground – Wearable Wrist Band

Wear a versatile microcontroller on your wrist to demonstrate your knowledge and love for technology. Use Ninjaflex TPU filament to make a strong and flexible wrist band that you can customize or remix for other projects.


Circuit Playground – NeoPixel Yoyo

Make a classic iconic toy into a modern joy of tech. This project is lots of fun to build and requires very minimal assembly. Print the parts in your favorite color and add your own mark to the covers.


UV Brush Cleaner

Build a useful utility that is sure to get usage from that special someone who enjoys the craft of DIY cosmetics. UV/UA LEDs are great for projects with fluorescent materials like UV/blacklight-reactive or ‘glow-in-the dark’.


Pokemon Potion USB Battery Pack

Theme out your USB battery pack and replenish your phone’s battery. This is super easy project. Optionally add LEDs to emit a magic glow that evokes a senses of wonder.


Feather Weather IoT Lamp

The gift of knowledge for those who enjoy IOT and NeoPixels. This project uses a 24x NeoPixel ring to display weather through animated LED sequences. It’s a great little project, perfect for office environments with no windows!


Glowing NeoPixel LED Chair

Perfect for gaining attention and attraction at those get togethers and special events. Sit on a rainbow of lights that can change with a smart device. Control the NeoPixel LED animations with the Adafruit Bluefruit Connect LE app for iOS or Android.


Mini FPV Monitor for UAVs

Upgrade your UVA with an adorable display for FPV. This project can be used in lots of different ways. The mini display adds an extra monitor to your rig that can be used as a ground station.


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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 7 through December 23rd, 2016 alongside holiday themed tutorials and builds!


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Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2016

Here are your 2016 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!

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

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, Christmas, no UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, no UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, no UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2016, New Year’s Day, no UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

When in doubt contact us!

Domestic Orders

UPS ground: Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 9, 2016 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 23.

UPS 3-day: Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 15, 2016 – Arrive by 12/23/2016.

UPS 2-day: Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 16, 2016 – Arrive by 12/23/2016.

UPS overnight: Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 19, 2016 – Arrive by 12/23/2016.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority: Place orders by Friday– December 9, 2016 – Arrive by 12/23/2016 or sooner.

International Orders

USPS First class mail international: Place orders by Friday – November 18, 2016. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/23/2016 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/23/2016.

USPS Express mail international: Place orders by Friday – December 2, 2016. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/23/2016 or sooner.

UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER (UPS International orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 9, 2016 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23 2016.


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