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Adafruit Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2019 #FathersDay

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Father’s Day is on the horizon and, lemme guess, you have no clue what to get for your dear old dad. Shopping for dad isn’t always easy, especially with stores recycling the same tired suggestions year after year (ties, golf clubs, a bottle of scotch, you know the drill).

Don’t fall victim to gift malaise! This year we challenge you to awaken your dad’s inner maker. Checkout out some of our favorite products below for inspiration.


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Ladyada’s Electronics Toolkit

Starting out on your electronics adventure?
Want to wield the mighty soldering iron?
Tired of saying “I’d totally get into electronics if I only knew what tools to get…”?

Working with substandard equipment is a terrible way to learn electronics: a lot of frustration with too little success. The right tool set will keep you progressing without the stressing.

This toolbox contains carefully selected hand tools that will last you for many many years.

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AdaBox Subscription

AdaBox is a great gift for makers of all experience levels.

Buy a specific number of AdaBoxes up front. Starting with the next AdaBox installment we will ship one AdaBox directly to the gift recipient until the gift subscription is fulfilled.

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4-H Grow Your Own Clovers Kit with Circuit Playground Express – Soil Sensor Mini Kit

We are super pleased to enjoy a partnership with an engaging, empowering foundation like 4-H. Here at Adafruit we drive ourselves to “be excellent”, and 4-H’s motto is “to make the best better.” Though typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering, and technology programs. As far as inspiring the next generation of makers and leaders, we like to think we have a lot in common.

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Learn CircuitPython with 1 Month Subscription to Codecademy Pro

You’ve seen all the cool projects on Adafruit – building and making amazing electronics. You want to get started making, but…you don’t know how to code! Now what, just give up? Never! You, yes you can learn how to code with the great tutorials from Codecademy. Best of all, you can learn to code while learning electronics at the same time!

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Pimoroni Pirate Radio – Pi Zero W Project Kit

Build your very own internet-connected radio with Pimoroni’s Pirate Radio Kit!

This kit has just-about-everything you’ll need: Pimoroni’s flashy new pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp, a 5W speaker, and a beautifully retro acrylic enclosure to make it look the business. It even includes a Pi Zero W. All you need is to add your own micro-SD card and USB power supply. It’ll take you around 30 minutes to assemble everything (check out Pimoroni’s assembly guide for details).

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Adafruit Gift Certificates

Know someone who loves electronics but doesn’t know the difference between an XBee, a soldering iron, and a SMA to uFL/u.FL/IPX/IPEX RF Adapter Cable? Want to buy the perfect gift but don’t know whether your Maker friend is a BeagleBone fan or a Rasp Pi devotee? Just a fan of Bruce Yan’s incredible design? If you’re any of these, or more, buy an Adafruit Gift Certificate – the perfect cyber-present for the electronics geek in your life.

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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

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