Back to School Gift Guide: Tools and Accessories

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Back to School Gift Guide: Tools and Accessories

It’s #BacktoSchool month! Having the right tool for your back to school project makes everything go smoothly. This guide has a selection of hand-picked hand-tools – for anything a student may need to get started including Ladyada’s Electronics Toolkit and PPE! We’ve also included some books to help introduce students to the world of electronics. Check out the Adafruit Tools section for tons more tools you didn’t even know you needed!


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August is Back to School Month here at Adafruit! Each week we’ll be bringing you #BackToSchool content! Stay tuned for product and gift guides, tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System, and inspiration from around the web! Get started by checking out Adafruit’s educational resources, such as our kits and project packs, suggested products for young engineers, blog posts for educators and an extensive selection of books to help you learn!


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