November 18, 2013 AT 10:00 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Glitchy Gift Guide

Is your loved one entranced by the aesthetics of digital and analog errors and in need of something warm to snuggle under this winter? Are you an aspiring circuit bender in search of the finest soldering iron? We collected the best glitch products out there, with emphasis on knits (blankets, coats and scarves galore) to get you through the otherwise dark days of winter. And of course we can’t blame you if you’re in need of a little something for yourself…


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Glitch Scarf by Glitchaus – Remember when your NES would suddenly decide to scramble mid game? Our very own Jeff Donaldson, is a glitch art pioneer and creator of notendo. He’s also a designer whose practice is based on these bugs and glitches, such as this comfy glitched out winter-wear.

The pattern for this scarf was designed by preparing a NES to intentionally short circuit, producing a unique design to keep you warm in glitchy, 8-bit style.

Scarves measure 175x25cm / 68×9″ and are 50% merino wool, 50% soft acrylic. The backside of the scarf is mirror inverted meaning the colors are swapped. The merino wool makes it a pleasure to wear, the soft acrylic makes it a pleasure to care. Hand or machine washable at 30º Celsius with a wool program. Certified Oeko-Tex 100 Standard material.


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Digital Genuine Hakko FX-888D (936 upgrade) – FX-888D – Known by engineers for making excellent quality tools & soldering irons! This is a genuine Hakko FX-888D with digital temperature control! We worked hard to get the best and a great price, these are not Chinese/Taiwanese knock-offs. This iron is an upgrade to the venerable Hakko 936 – smaller footprint but more powerful for a faster heat up time.

The Hakkos have quality construction, this iron is the last one you’ll need for decades. Heats up in 30 seconds, with a calibrated temperature control knob gives precision heat to minimize cold solder joints. Once you know you’re on the path of electronics, this is the iron you’ll want beside you on your desk.

The new Digital version has a display in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade (customer adjustable), so you can set the temperature as well as see the current tip temp.

We got the medium tip on this iron, the most popular size, great for through-hole and some SMT. You can purchase replacement Hakko tips anywhere (we’ll carry some soon).


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DH PRG ROM Scarf – The pattern for this scarf is a visualization of the program code (PRG ROM) from the classic 8bit video game Duck Hunt. Shown here in black, orange, light blue and white, this design is also available in:

Size: 145x17cm / 57×7”, with fringes ~160x17cm / 63×7”
Material: 100% soft acrylic yarn


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MTPO PRG ROM Data Knit – This 6×5’ knit blanket design is the program ROM data for the 1987 NES video game Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! Knit at a 1:1 pixel to stitch ratio, MTPO PRG ROM is a 50/50 merino wool/soft acrylic blend.


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Read Error Edition Scarf – The parallel between computer bugs and traditional textiles shines with this unique scarf by J.Donaldson. This 175x25cm 50/50 merino wool/soft acrylic knit blend scarf design is the result of an Atari ST read error.


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SYNCHRONATOR – The SYNCHRONATOR device transforms your audio into a composite video signal, compatible with all video equipment supporting composite video input. With 3 audio inputs and 1 video out, the SYNCHRONATOR device enables you to visualize your sounds on each of the primary color channels of the video signal.

It adds video sync pulses and color coding signals to your audio, effectively disguising the input as a composite video signal. The device is powered with a 6V adapter and features a color/b&w switch as its only on-board controller. Other manipulations are done solely with the audio input.


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Glitch: Designing Imperfection – A “glitch” usually fixes itself in the amount of time it takes for it to be noticed in the first place, whether as a scrambled cable television delay, a page-loading error on an internet browser or a jumble of pixels on an ATM interface. Glitch: Designing Imperfection consists of over 200 glitch images grabbed, composed and provoked by artists who present these complex fragments of color and lines as thought-provoking mistakes that merit being considered in an aesthetic sense, no matter if as art or as advertising. Artists like Angela Lorenz, O.K. Parking and Karl Klomp muse about what glitches mean to them. The images and text in Glitch capture the fact that no one can deliberately make a mistake, although mistakes are often the greatest sources of inspiration.


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Coat by Nukeme and Ucnv (Dark) – This is a coat shaped as a white coat, designed by Nukeme and Ucnv.
Nukeme makes the clothing work. Ucnv made the textile pattern with glitch images.
This product is made to order and shipping from Tokyo.


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Yasunao Tone – MP3 Deviations #6+7 – “The MP3 Deviation album contains pieces that are results of the collaborative research by a team of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) and myself, led by Tony Myatt at Music Research Center at the University of York in UK in 2009. My idea was to develop new software based on the disruption of the MP3. Primarily I thought the MP3 as reproducing device could have created very new sound by intervention between its main elements, the compression encoder and decoder. It turned out that result was not satisfactory. However, we found that if the sound file had been corrupted in the MP3, the corruptions generated 21 error messages, which could be utilized to assign various 21 lengths of samples automatically. Combining with different play back speeds, it could produce unpredictable and unknowable sound. That is a main pillar of the software. We, also, added some other elements such as flipping stereo channels and phase inversing alternately with a certain length of frequency ranges, which resulted different timbres and pitches. I performed several times at the MRC and I was certain that this software would be a perfect tool for performances. I have tentatively performed the piece in public in Kyoto, May 2009 and in New York, in May 2010. I also performed it successfully with totally different sound sources when I was invited for The Morning Line in Vienna in June 2011.” – Yasunao Tone


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SatromizerIntroducing the Satromizer for iPhone™, the world’s first multitouch glitch tool.

“The Satromizer takes its name from Chicago new media artist Jon Satrom, who frequently employs glitches in his work. I’ve created many versions of the Satromizer with Jon over the years, but this one is special… The responsiveness and tactility of the multitouch interface make this my favorite version yet.” – Ben Syverson

To use the Satromizer, simply touch the screen where you want to add a glitch. You can use multiple fingers to glitch more than one area at a time. To reset the image, just double tap. To load new images, tap the info button. You can load in images from your Photo Library, take a new photo with the Camera, or save your current glitch to the Photo Library.

Adjust the JPEG compression level with the slider to experiment with different looks. Lower JPEG quality levels glitch faster and easier, and higher settings create more stripe and offset patterns.

The Satromizer is a unique artware for the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch, available exclusively from the iTunes App Store.


SHIPPING DEADLINES

Here are your 2013 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 13, 2013 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive in time for Christmas.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 19, 2013 – Arrive on 12/24/2013.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 20, 2013 – Arrive on 12/24/2013.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 23, 2013 – Arrive on 12/24/2013.

UPS International: Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 16, 2013. Can take up extra time due to worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2013 or sooner.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday service for UPS.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday – December 13, 2013 – Arrive by 12/24/2013 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders): Place orders by Friday – November 22, 2013. Can take up to 30 days ore more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2013 or sooner, but not a trackable service cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/13.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 13, 2013. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2013 or sooner.

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