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December 6, 2017 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Raspberry Pi: Day 3


2017 Holiday Gift Guide Raspberry Pi ORIG blog preview

Todays Rasperry Pi Gift Guide features an awesome assortment of project packs that would be great for the makers in your life. Check out the guide below:


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Kano Screen Kit: Are you interested in understanding how a screen works? Here’s a great way to learn by making one of your very own!

The Kano Screen Kit is a portable, playful HD display that you build yourself. It’s a new make-it-yourself moment, to demystify the display, and take Kano portable. A creative way to learn for kids and big kids, the Screen Kit has a unique modular design. It’s also perfect if you’re just looking to complete your Computer Kit. No prior knowledge is needed, and the Kano Book — a step-by-step storybook — is provided to help guide you. (Read more)


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Kano Computer Kit with Raspberry Pi 3: Have you ever wanted to build your own computer but never knew where to begin? Now’s your chance! With the award-winning Kano Computer Kit and simple story book you’ll not only build your own powerful computer, you’ll bring it to life!

With simple steps and playful projects you’ll learn how to code art, music, apps, games and more. It’s a fun way to make, play, and express your creativity with technology — built and coded by you. (Learn more)


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Pi Powered Times Square Traveler Pack: Some people might want to make the trek to NYC. But for those who want to skip out on the crowds and the cold, why not bring a little bit of the Big Apple into your home with this Times Square Traveler Pack?

These screens are the very same that line the billboards of NYC. With Adafruit’s best selling RGB Matrix HAT, anyone can take a shot at creating a beautiful scrolling display to rival those found in Times Square. (Learn more)

Related Learn Guides in the Adafruit Learning System:


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Raspberry Pi DIY Camera Pack: If the holidays promise anything, it’s almost certainly a deluge of photographs. Instead of taking out your smartphones, why not build your own camera?

With one of Adafruit’s best selling screens and an official Raspberry Pi camera, you’ll be ready to set up your very own digital camera in no time at all. You’ll be immortalizing all those great memories and get to show off your maker skills in the process. (Learn more)

Related Learn Guides in the Adafruit Learning System:


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Raspberry Pi Foundation Starter Kit with Pi 3: To celebrate the sale of their ten millionth Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation for the first time has put together their own idea of what the perfect bundle would look like, creating the official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.

This kit provides you with a keyboard, mouse, power supply, Pi enclosure, HDMI cable, and an SD card with the necessary operating system out of which you can operate. Great for setting you on the path to building your own computer — all you’d need to wrap it up is an HDMI monitor or television! (Learn 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! Tune into the Adafruit Blog for six weeks of hand picked Adafruit Holiday Gift Guides featuring Adafruit products, projects and more starting Monday November 13.

Still not sure if you’re on the right gift giving track? Gift Certificates are the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life and are available at any time. When in doubt contact us!


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Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us.

As of October 9th, 2017 12:00 PM ET we are offering a number of free products for orders starting at $99 or more!

For orders of $99 or more – a free Adafruit Perma-proto half-size breadboard

For orders of $149 or more – a free Adafruit Trinket M0

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For orders of $249 or more – a free Adafruit Gemma M0

If you love CircuitPython, then you’ll love this promotion! The Trinket M0 & GEMMA M0 are great boards for getting going with CircuitPython.

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Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Here are your 2017 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 DHL, UPS or USPS.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Christmas, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Domestic Orders

UPS Ground: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET – December 14, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 15, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017

UPS Next Day: Place orders by Monday 11 am ET – December 18, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS First Class and USPS Priority: Place orders by Friday– December 8, 2017 – Arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

International Orders

USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Friday – November 18, 2017. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/22/2017.

USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Friday – December 1, 2017. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/22/2017 or sooner.

UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER (UPS International orders): Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.

DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET – December 8, 2017 – There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 22, 2017.


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