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BC Robotics Gift Guide 2016 – Gifts Under $40

Part three of our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is now up! These gifts are all under $40.00 and feature some great hand tools, soldering kits, and bench accessories. Tomorrow we will be releasing our forth and final Holiday Gift Guide for stocking stuffers!









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X-acto Self Healing Mat – 9×12″

X-ACTO Self Healing Mats are a unique accessory that is a must-have for hobbyists and designers who frequently use X-ACTO knives and cutting tools. These cutting mats feature a special surface material which allows them to absorb cuts from a sharp knife or cutting tool and then magically retain their original surface. A one inch gird pattern aids in accurate cutting.

Conway’s Game of Life Kit (v1.3)

This soldering kit has large through hole components making this an excellent project for anyone beginning with soldering or electronics. The Game of Life is a 1-player “game” created by John Conway in 1970. The game simulates ‘colonies’ that grow or die based on the colonies around them. This electronics project plays Conway’s game automatically once assembled. Completed kits can be connected together as modules, allowing for much larger display.

Beginner LED Sewing Kit

This is a great beginner kit for kids (no soldering!) and adults alike who are looking to get into soft circuits and wearable electronics. The kit includes enough supplies to make two projects with two LEDs each, or one project with four LEDs. Great for embroidery and needlework, light-up jewelry and hair accessories, shoes, plush toys, and more.

Hakko CHP Needlenose Pliers, Serrated

Hakko CHP hand tools are made in Italy and are built to last. These pliers are a great value for dollar and will handle heavy usage. The non slip serrated blades give you a good grip and are ideal for handling small parts, lead forming, or accessing hard to reach locations.

SparkFun Basic Multimeter

The digital multimeter (DMM) is an essential tool in every electronic enthusiasts arsenal. The SparkFun Digital Multimeter, however, is not your average multimeter, it features a loud continuity sound, current/voltage sense, and quality probes. You can use the multimeter to measure DC and AC voltage, DC current, resistance, continuity, and test diodes.

6″ Digital Calipers

Digital calipers are an absolute essential for any workbench. These premium calipers come with an extra battery and auto shut-off function. Measurements can be taken in either metric or standard up to 6″ in length. These ship in a nice padded carrying case and include a spare 1.5V LR44 button cell battery.

Deluxe Soldering Iron Stand

This fancy soldering iron stand is constructed with a nice heavy frame and works with most basic soldering irons. The stand assembles in just a few minutes with a screwdriver and features a tinning sponge and a double-wrapped soldering iron tube to keep your hands safe. Best of all, the stand has a built in solder spool holder – something most nice solder stations don’t even have!

MintyBoost – USB Charger Kit

Make your very own USB charger with this soldering kit! The project includes a custom PCB with all of the electronic parts to build your very own Minty Boost charger. When completed it will provide 5VDC @ 500mA for charging your Phone/GPS/MP3 Player using 2 x AA batteries. The kit is designed to fit in a small mint tin (sold separately here) and can be assembled in 30 to 45 minutes and only requires a few basic tools.

SparkFun Benchtop Power Board Kit

The SparkFun Benchtop Power Board is an easy to assemble kit that allows you to plug in a PC power supply and use it as a basic bench power supply! This kit incudes everything needed except the PC power supply. The kit can be assembled in 30 to 45 minutes and only requires a few basic tools.

Simon Says – Through-Hole Soldering Kit

This fun kit is a great way to learn to solder while building your very own playable Simon Says game. The kit includes all components (and even batteries) and takes between 20 and 40 minutes to put together. Each kit includes a handy little booklet with tips on soldering and step by step instructions. The kit requires a few tools including a soldering iron, solder, and cutters to complete.

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Holiday Shipping Guidelines

If an order is being shipped as a gift, please leave a note in the customer comments section of the checkout. Have a question or a special request? Feel free to contact us!

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Canada Post – Within Canada

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Light Packet – December 12 (No Tracking, No Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Standard – December 12 (Tracking and Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Express (XpressPost) – December 21 (Tracking and Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)

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Canada Post – To the United States

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Light Packet: December 12 (No Tracking, No Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Standard: December 12 (No Tracking, No Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Express: December 16 (Tracking, Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)

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UPS – Within Canada

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Standard: December 12 (Tracking, Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Express: December 21 (Tracking, Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)

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UPS – To the United States

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Standard: December 11 (Tracking, Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)
Express: December 21 (Tracking, Insurance, No guarantee on delivery date before December 24th)

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