Several years ago, making shop mallets and trading them with fellow makers became a trend among YouTube makers. I still think it’s a really cool gift idea.
In this Make Something video, Dave shows how to make a dirt-simple out of walnut. OK, dirt-simple if you don’t count turning it on a lathe and using a laser to burn your logo into it. But if you don’t have these tools, you can create a square handle or use hand tools to round yours.
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.