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2017 Geek Gift Guide
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PodPi Kits$40Optional Subscriptions with small discountComic book lead activities teaching kids Arduino and Javascript programming. They get fairly advanced in the later kits.Anyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1200/3854/products/PODPI-M0-thumb_1024x1024.JPG?v=1496007093http://www.podpi.com/homepage020dThese work great for kids, and really helps them experiment and try new things. I got one as a gift for a kid, she was very excited about it. Very non-intimidating hardware education.YArduino / Programming
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LeddyWear$12-$25N/ABlinky digital jewelry. Comes preprogrammed (ATtiny25) with a few patterns. $12 is the barebones board, $25 gets you materials to turn it into earrings, necklace or bracelet. Anyhttps://static1.squarespace.com/static/5902ac35cd0f68abefa1fb07/59042633725e256add084e32/59042b36d2b857ecc25b2376/1493485383297/IMG_5119.JPG?format=2500whttps://www.leddywear.com020dPretty enough for grown ups, simple enough for children or people afraid of bread boards.YLED Jewelry
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Solar Marble Machine Kit$33N/ADIY kit that lifts marbles up and drops them onto a spiraled ramp. Anyhttps://cdn.solarbotics.com/products/photos/db778f59178012da9ff7c9eb9d37f434/kmms.jpg?w=800https://solarbotics.com/product/kmms/020dFun to put together. Extremely slow indoors, watchable outside on bright days. Requires soldering.YDIY Kit
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AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express$25N/ACon badges are all the rage. The Circuit Playground Express lets you build a con badge without having to build the electronics from scratch. Shapr has already spun up a project with this so get one to join in.Anyhttps://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/product-videos/1024x768/3333-05.mp4https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333xrayIt's on my list to buy, Can be used as a stand alone device but can also interface with external devices.NArduino/Programming/Python
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Ubiquiti UniFi AC Lite AP$85N/ATired of home WiFi APs never getting patches. Then get an enterprise grade AP from Ubiquiti.Anyhttps://prd-www-cdn.ubnt.com/media/images/product-features/unifi-ap-ac-lite-features-dual-band-compare.jpghttps://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Unifi-Ap-AC-Lite-UAPACLITEUS/dp/B015PR20GY/xray802.11ac AP. Does not include a firewall.This is an enterprise class product.NWiFi
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Ubiquiti UniFi AC LR AP$102N/ATired of home WiFi APs never getting patches. Then get an enterprise grade Long Range AP from Ubiquiti.Anyhttps://prd-www-cdn.ubnt.com/media/images/product-features/unifi-ap-ac-lr-features-super-antenna.jpghttps://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Unifi-Ap-AC-Long-Range/dp/B015PRCBBIxray802.11ac AP. Does not include a firewall.This is an enterprise class product.NWiFi
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Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway$105N/AIf you get a Ubiquiti WiFi AP and still need a firewall but don't want to build your own.Anyhttps://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61AXR8EwbLL._SL1500_.jpghttps://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Unifi-Security-Gateway-USG/dp/B00LV8YZLKxrayIf you need a firewall and don't want to build your own you can get an enterprise class one from Ubiquiti.NNetworking
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Husky 35 in. Mobile Job Box$49N/AUse it to transport tools or computer gear. Water tight. Has pad lock loops so you can lock it.Anyhttps://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/0a26b05b-97b6-41b6-8876-200c09cf9034/svn/black-husky-portable-tool-boxes-222167-64_1000.jpghttps://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-35-in-Mobile-Job-Box-222167/205053257xrayWater tight and rugged. This is one of the boxes I bring DC404 meeting equipment in.YEquipment case
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37 in. Mobile Job Box Utility Cart Black$49N/AUse it to transport tools or computer gear. Water tight. Has pad lock loops so you can lock it. Alos has built in lock with key.Anyhttps://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/d3324895-2529-4c57-a07a-c28574d6ea42/svn/black-husky-underlayment-209261-64_1000.jpghttps://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-37-in-Mobile-Job-Box-Utility-Cart-Black-209261/203668066xrayWater tight and rugged. This is one of the boxes I bring DC404 meeting equipment in.YEquipment case
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LED Magnifying Work Light w/Dual Power and Dual Mount #4054$40N/AThis LED Work Light with 4" diameter 3x magnifying lens has all the bells and whistles, dual power - 110V (included) or 2 each AAA batteries (not included) , magnetic base will firmly attach to any ferrous metal surface, plus the LED Work Light can be clamped to other work surfaces with the supplied Table-Clamp Holder ( 2-1/2" maximum clamp opening) The steel flat top of Table Clamp Holder allows for quick magnetic attachment to the Table Clamp Holder and also doubles as a easy way to store the LED Work Light attached to a shelf or other surface.Anyhttps://www.ptreeusa.com/images/4054_magnify_light_300.jpghttps://www.ptreeusa.com/drillPress_lights.htmlxrayI use it all the time and my wife uses it as well. The base calmp is easy to move.YTool
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FlePow Power Strip$20N/APowerstrip used for travel.Anyhttp://a.co/7UOzMAKhttp://a.co/7UOzMAKbrimstoneSuper useful powerstip. I use this travelling since it can charge multiple things at once and I don't have to fiddle with other chargers. It also doesn't block any other outlets.YTool
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Anker line of USB batteries and cablesVariesN/AConnecting this and that to charge.AnybrimstoneI have a 10ah battery and several micro usb cables as well as microusb to usb-C adapters.YTool
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Lenovo x230$150 ~ $200N/AFantastic laptop. Find it on ebay. Can get it with an Core i series, and at least 4GB of RAM for pretty cheap. Runs linux without problems. Can even run Coreboot!AnybrimstoneThis is the laptop I use to run all of the VMs for NetKoth at DC404 and ATL2600.YTool
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GMYLE Fast Charge USB-C Charger$30N/AGood little portable charger for phones and laptops. Works with MacBookAnyhttp://a.co/6IfVjsEhttp://a.co/6IfVjsEbrimstoneI keep one of these on my desk at work and in my bag.YTool
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