42 Great Video Production, Desktop Productivity, and Design Tools
This Scott Yu-Jang video is an absolute treasure-trove of great gear that he uses in his video production, desktop productivity, and art and design work. (Lots of perfect gift ideas in here!)
Amongst all of the high-tech gadgetry, I absolutely love the idea of using blank, white plastic hotel keycards as dry-erase post-it notes and for story board panels. You can also use dry-erase blank playing cards that can be found in eBay.
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.