Did you start looking for gifts to offer to your family and friends? If the answer is no, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered! We know that it might be difficult finding the perfect gift for your robotics enthusiast friends, so we prepared a list of the top robotic Holiday gifts for makers and DIY electronics fans.
One of the best ways to start learning electronics and coding is with a hands-on approach and the Arduino Starter Kit is perfect for that. It is a great educational tool for those who have little to no experience with electronics. The kit introduces the fundamentals like current and voltage as well as programming basics.
It includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a book that guides users through 15 engaging projects. And the best thing is that after completing the projects, all the components are available to start making new and original creations. And even better, since the Arduino software is open-source, there is a big community of creators to reach out to for help or share your acquired knowledge.
Are you on a budget and looking for the best gift for a maker? Then look no further! Whether they are learning how to solder, want to improve their skills or simply need the tools for tasks such as DIY soldering, electronics repairs or home crafts, they will surely love a soldering kit.
This Plusivo set is full of high-quality soldering tools for beginners, hobbyists, and professionals including a soldering iron, desoldering pump, iron stand, solder wick, heatshrink tubes, and more, all with a safety heat-insulated design to help inventors build their projects quickly and easily while being protected.
The LSS 4 DoF Robotic Arm is a hobby version of an industrial robotic arm well suited for use on a desk for development. It is designed around the fully configurable Lynxmotion Smart Servos and the modular construction system Servo Erector Set V2 which facilitates customization and expansion through the use of additional components.
The Smart Servos are user-configurable and can be queried for a wide variety of values, including position, speed, current, voltage and temperature. These servos can be controlled using standard RC PWM or the human-readable LSS communication protocol which makes configuring the servos easy and intuitive.
What if you have a digital artist friend or maybe know someone who would like to automate their printing business but prefers a handwriting appearance? Quite specific, huh? Well, the good thing is that this Axidraw isn't limited to that. This writing machine is an extremely versatile tool, that allows us to use a computer to produce precise writing that appears to be handmade using an arm that never gets tired.
Digital artists can use it to plot their artwork, woodworkers to create markings directly onto wood and it can even be extended beyond writing implements like lasers, LEDs for light painting, vacuum pick-up tools, and more.
What if they prefer to make their own original creations instead? Then a great solution is giving them something that will guide them through the process of designing, building and programming a custom robot. Robot Books are one of the best resources for learning the basic concepts of robotics, there are plenty of different options for learning any subject, however, a great option for a robot geek is The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics by Steve Koci.
This book teaches about the exciting world of animatronics in a way that is easy to understand, follow, and reproduce for any home hobbyist with a creative mind. So, whether they want to build Halloween props, something to make their life’s easier, or just have fun with robots, this book will guide them through the entire process.
If you are still wondering what might be the best gift for your fellow robotics enthusiast, chances are that he/she will be looking for something to experiment with while having fun. Robots come in different shapes and forms that can adapt to everyone’s needs but with so many humanoids, rovers, and animal-like kits to choose from, which one is right for your beloved ones will depend on the level of programming, mobility, interactivity, and customization they seek.