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Arduino Gift Guides that fit anyone’s piggy bank

Zoe RomanoDecember 11th, 2014
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Last week we published four gift guides presenting a list of products available on the Arduino Store and organized by topic: for Kids, and for people interested in IoT, Home Lab and Fashion Tech.

Now we’d like to give you some suggestions for gift ideas fitting anyone’s piggy bank:

Gifts Under 15€

Arduino ISP


It’s a tiny AVR-ISP (in-system programmer) based on David Mellis’ project FabISP and useful to anyone needing more space on the Arduino board.



Flashing Card Set – Merry Resistivities by Bare Conductive


The Merry Resistivities Set contains all the materials you need to make three flashing greeting cards using Electric Paint. This fun activity is great for makers of all ages.


Minipov by Adafruit


A simple POV toy for beginners who wants to learn how to solder, how to program microcontrollers, or to make LED blinking toys. Because the programmer is built into the kit, one does not need a special “microcontroller programmer”.

Arduino Proto Shield


The Arduino Prototyping Shield makes it easy for you to design custom circuits for your next Arduino project. You can solder parts to the prototyping area to create your project with extra connections for all of the Arduino I/O pins.


Make Robot Notebook Moleskine


Pocket Moleskine Notebook – Fresh from the Maker Faire comes our exclusive mini-Moleskine (5.5″x3.5″, 30 pages) notebook, available with Robot logos.


Gifts Under 30€

Getting Started with Arduino – 2nd Edition


This classic book gives you lots of ideas to start tinkering and making projects with Arduino, and it helps you getting started right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is here!


Arduino Case + Breadboard Wires Kit


This lasercut (in Officine Arduino), wooden case is perfect to host your project and store electronic parts. It features two drawers, a confortable surface for a standard breadboard and the space for two Arduinos to be hooked up. It’s stackable, perfect for teaching material or group work.

Arduino UNO


If you want to make any beginner happy, this is the perfect gift. “Uno” means “One” in Italian and is named to mark the release of Arduino 1.0. The Uno and version 1.0 are the reference versions of Arduino boards, moving forward. The Uno is the latest in a series of USB Arduino boards.


Lumi Red or Blu


Lumi is a new DIY alternative to screen printing. This product works on cotton, linen, silk, rayon, canvas, and any other natural & absorbent fiber. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading.


Blend Micro by RedBearLab


Arduino AtHeart Blend Micro is RedBearLab first integrated developement board, they have “blend”ed Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board. It is targeted for makers to develop low power Internet-Of-Things (IoT) projects quickly and easily.


Gifts Under 60€

Arduino Esplora


The Arduino Esplora is a ready-to-use, easy-to-hold controller that lets you explore the infinitive possibilities you have in the world of sensor and actuators, without having to deal with breadboards, soldering or cable. There is no limits to the sensors applications! Adding a LCD module you can make your personal videogame!


Bare Conductive Touch Board


Touch Board can turn almost any material or surface into a sensor by connecting it to one of its 12 electrodes, using conductive paint or anything conductive. It’s designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects, whether it’s painting a lightswitch on your wall, making a paper piano or something nobody’s thought of yet.


Intel Edison


The Intel Edison is an ultra small computing platform that will change the way you look at embedded electronics. This kit also includes a Arduino Breakout, which essentially gives your Edison the ability to interface with Arduino shields or any board with the Arduino footprint.


Arduino Yún


Arduino with onboard Wi-Fi connectivity and a Linux computer. Great for IoT projects. The Arduino YÚN is the combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a WiFi system-on-chip running OpenWrt-Yun.



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