🎁10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Makers – Maker Advisor


Christmas is coming! Have you bought your Christmas presents for everyone? Are you postponing that because you have no ideas of what to give to your friends?

Well, if your friends or relatives are makers, you are in the right place. We’re going to show you 10 gift ideas for makers and electronics enthusiasts. We hope you’ll like it.

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1. Component Tester DIY Kit

If you’re looking for a gift for an electronics enthusiast, then this component tester kit is a great choice. This is a DIY kit that needs soldering assembling, so it is perfect for someone who loves all DIY stuff.

Original Hiland DIY M12864 Graphics Version LCR ESR PWM Transistor Tester Kit



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This component tester identifies almost instantly any electronic component and its features like resistors, transistors, mosfets, and capacitors. It also measures frequency, is able to output PWM signals and generate square-waves. Do you want to see how it works? Read our full review here: DIY Transistor Tester Kit Review.

DIY kits are always a great option. So, make sure you take a look at some of our favorite electronics DIY Kits:

2. Kit with 27 Arduino Sensors and Modules

For someone who likes Arduino, this kit with 37 sensors and modules will be a great gift.

Geekcreit® 37 In 1 Sensor Module Board Set Kit For Arduino

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The kit comes with an interesting collection of modules like DS18B20 temperature sensor module, finger-pulse sensor module, relay module, tracking sensor module and much more.

3. Raspberry Pi Kit

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit – 32 GB Edition


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A Raspberry Pi kit is a great gift. A Raspberry Pi is a great tool to learn about how computers really work, programming, and electronics. There are endless things you can do with a Raspberry Pi: create your own programs, create your own electronics projects, build a retro gaming console, a media center, a home automation system, and much more.

4. 3D Printer – Creality CR-10

If you’re thinking about getting one of this, we recommend reading our review: Creality 3D CR – 10 3D Printer Review – Best 3D Printer under $400.

Creality 3D CR – 10 3D Printer



as of December 3, 2018 5:52 pm

In our opinion, the Creality CR-10 is one of the best 3D printers you can get for less than $400. It is very easy to assemble, and you can get good results since the first print, even if you are a beginner in this subject.

5. Xiaomi Wiha 24 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Kit

This screwdriver kit comes with 24 high precision bits, useful for everyday needs.

Xiaomi Wiha 24 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Kit

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A precision screwdriver set is a must in any workbench. It is often used to repair your own stuff, disassemble electronics appliances, or just to tinkering around. This Xiaomi screwdriver kit comes within an aluminium alloy storage box with a nice design.

6. Arduino Starter Kit

Arduino Starter Kit – English Official Kit With 170 Page Book



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An Arduino starter kit is a great gift for those who want to start building their own electronics gadgets and build their electronics projects. Getting started with Arduino is easy and anyone can learn how to make stuff with it. It is suitable both for children and adults.

7. Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Kit

For those who love old arcade games, a Raspberry Pi retro gaming kit is just perfect.

Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit with 2 Classic USB Gamepads

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Turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming console with this Raspberry Pi retro gaming kit (Raspberry Pi 3 included). The Raspberry Pi is able to emulate old consoles, so you can play games like Super Mario, Sonic, Space Invaders, and much more. This kit comes with classic USB gamepads and a retro gaming case to resemble old consoles. 

8. TS80 Soldering Iron

The TS80 soldering iron is one of the best portable soldering irons for its price at the moment!

MINI TS80 Digital OLED USB Type-C Programable Soldering Iron

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The TS80 soldering iron is the sucessor of the TS100 soldering (read our review about the TS100 soldering iron). It is similar to the TS100 but with newer features and some improvements. The TS80 is an USB soldering iron and you can power it using a regular power bank. Replacing the tips super easy as it uses a 3.5 mm plug (similar to the audio jack). This is definitely a great gifts for electronics enthusiasts.

9. Dremel Micro Rotary Tool

This dremel micro rotary tool is at great discount at amazon.

Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit with 18 Accessories



as of December 4, 2018 7:03 pm

This micro rotary tool from Dremel is perfect for carving, engraving, cutting, polishing, sharpening, sanding, and much more. It comes with several accessories to suit all your needs. This tool is cordless and includes a docking station to hold the tool when you’re not using it. This is for sure a great gift for any maker.

10. Arduino Arm Robot Kit

This kit comes with everything you need to build a robot arm controlled with the Arduino, including the Arduino Uno board (clone) itself.

Robot Arm 4 Axis Acrylic Rotating Mechanical Robot Arm With Arduino



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This is a great kit for those who like DIY and electronics. You can easily hack this robot arm and control it the way you want. For example, you can add other electronics components to control the robot arm via bluetooth using your smartphone, or via IR using a remote control.

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