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November 28, 2013 AT 10:00 am

Adafruit Gift Guide 2013: Arduino

We hope all of your bellies are being thoroughly stuffed with Thanksgiving goodness and that you’re ready to get serious about your holiday shopping! Today’s guide features products and kits for a range of Arduino users: from beginner to veteran and everywhere in between.


Available at Adafruit!


170 LRG

Adafruit ARDX – v1.3 Experimentation Kit for Arduino (Uno R3) – v1.3: Interested in making neat stuff with an Arduino but not sure where to start? This kit includes all the pieces needed to complete 11 different circuits, along with a experimenter’s guide booklet & breadboard layout sheets. Basically everything you need to be playing within minutes of its arrival. No soldering required! (read more)


1430 LRG

Adafruit NeoPixel Shield for Arduino – 40 RGB LED Pixel Matrix: Put on your sunglasses before putting this shield onto your ‘duino – 40 eye-blistering RGB LEDs adorn the NeoPixel shield for a blast of configurable color. Arranged in a 5×8 matrix, each pixel is individually addressable. Only one pin (Digital #6) is required to control all the LEDs. You can cut a trace and use nearly any other pin if you need some customization. (read more)


1438 LRG

Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino v2 Kit – v2.0:The original Adafruit Motorshield kit is one of our most beloved kits, which is why we decided to make something even better. We have upgraded the shield kit to make the bestest, easiest way to drive DC and Stepper motors. This shield will make quick work of your next robotics project! We kept the ability to drive up to 4 DC motors or 2 stepper motors, but added many improvements. (read more)


1534 LRG

Adafruit CC3000 WiFi Shield with uFL Connector for Ext Antenna: For years we’ve seen all sorts of microcontroller-friendly WiFi modules but none of them were really Adafruit-worthy. Either they were too slow, or too difficult to use, or required signing an NDA, or had limited functionality, or too expensive, or too large. So we shied away from creating or developing a WiFi Arduino shield.

NO LONGER!

The CC3000 hits that sweet spot of usability, price and capability. It uses SPI for communication (not UART!) so you can push data as fast as you want or as slow as you want. It has a proper interrupt system with IRQ pin so you can have asynchronous connections. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP & AES. A built in TCP/IP stack with a “BSD socket” interface. TCP and UDP in both client and server mode, up to 4 concurrent sockets. It does not support “AP” mode, it can connect to an access point but it cannot be an access point. (read more)


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Arduino YÚN: Arduino Yún is the first member of a new groundbreaking line of wifi products combining the power Linux with ease of use of Arduino. Yún means “cloud” in Chinese language as the purpose of this board is to make it simple to connect to complex web services directly from Arduino. The first Arduino Yún is the combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a Wifi system-on-a-chip running Linino (a MIPS GNU/Linux based on OpenWRT). (read more)


ID749 LRG

Parallax BOEBot Robot for Arduino Kit: This kit brings the excellent design and tutorials of Parallax to the Arduino world. Make your Arduino the onboard brain of a mobile robot and learn robotics, electronics, and programming with this versatile kit and its accompanying step-by-step lessons. The Board of Education Shield plugs into your own Arduino (not included) and mounts on the popular Boe-Bot robot chassis. (read more)



1348 LRG

Arduino Esplora: The Arduino Esplora is a fun new game controller-shaped microcontroller board derived from the popular Arduino Leonardo. What makes the Esplora cool (and a great starter board) is that it has a number of built-in, ready-to-use sensors already on the board, for easy interaction. It’s designed for people who want to get up and running with Arduino without having to learn about the electronics wiring first. For a step-by-step introduction to the Esplora, check out the Getting Started with Esplora guide. (read more)


Available Elsewhere!


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Arduino Mobile Lab 3.0: This mobile lab for arduino, available on Etsy from Nerditorium (aka Jason Welch), is a durable solution for makers on the go. It’s a perfect gift for your teen or any one who works from multiple work stations. Plus, it has a cool look. Jason also has the files available on thingiverse for printing here! (read more)


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Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects: This book by Ardunio enthusiast John Boxall gives a clear, thorough overview of Arduino and how it interacts with other components. It includes 65 detailed projects. The projects range from games, to a gps logger, to a remote control tank. (read more)


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Circuit board screen print – Arduino Uno – limited edition: This print, inspired by the circuit board layout of the Arduino Uno, is hand-crafted in the UK. This is the second in a series of circuit portraits by the artist, Up To Much. Via Etsy: The purpose is to remove these elaborate, geometrical designs from their industrial, or functional contexts, and view them as beautiful patterns in their own right.

We think most Arduino users would admire this representation of the unique form and design of the microcomputer. A great gift for art-minded makers! (read more)


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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