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BC Robotics Gift Guide 2016 – Stocking Stuffers

Our fourth and final Holiday Gift Guide for 2016 is now up! This section features little gifts under $20.00, ideal for stocking stuffers. We hope these gift guides have helped you come up with a few ideas for someone on your list. If not, just remember we always have gift certificates available in any denomination! With that, please keep an eye on the holiday shipping cutoffs this year – they are starting to creep up on the most economical options already!









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Dev Board 2.0

Know someone on your list constantly prototyping with the Arduino? These handy development boards allow breadboard concepts to be ported to a much more permanent configuration. Shield Stacking headers are sold separately.

X-acto No.1 Precision Knife

The The X-acto No.1 Precision Knife is extremely sharp and great for precision trimming or cutting. A perfect choice for anyone working with fine detail parts and the perfect size to hide in a stocking!

Pocket Screwdriver Set

This basic pocket screwdriver set offers 7 different chrome vanadium bits, four flathead options and three Phillips head options, that fit snuggly in the quick-change magnetic holder at the tip of the screwdriver. It is definitely a stocking sized gift!

Blinky Light – Learn to Solder!

Have you ever wanted to try soldering electronics? We have the perfect little kit to give you a taste! The 6 components are soldered together to form a blinking LED powered by 2 “AA” batteries (batteries not included). We offer the kit in several colors: Red, Green, Blue, Orange, and White.

Fine Tip Tweezers – ESD Safe

A good set of tweezers is something any tinkerer needs to have laying around! Whether you are assembling tiny electronic components or building your latest model, these tweezers are the perfect tool to do the job. These can easily be fit into a stocking and will not disappoint!

Bi-Fold Compartment Parts Box

This durable latching box has compartments on both sides for storing electronic components or other small items. Side one has 5 long compartments measuring 3.35″ x 1.15″ (85mm x 29mm) while side two has 6 smaller compartments measuring 1.65″ x 1.15″ (42mm x 29mm) and two of the long compartments.

Solder Sucker

Anyone who has soldered has likely made a mistake – and that is where this tool comes in. The solder sucker or vacuum de-soldering tool is an easy to use tool for removing solder. Simply lock the plunger in the down position, heat up the solder to be removed with your iron, and press the button. The molten solder is sucked away, releasing your part!

Breadboard Jumper Wires

Breadboard jumper wires are great for quickly assembling a circuit on a solderless breadboard. Each kit contains several different wire lengths pre-bent and tinned; the wires are color coded based on the length. These are sold in a segmented storage case to keep them all organized. Something everyone who builds electronics can never have enough of!

Xacto No.1 Precision Knife with Five Assorted Blades

This extremely sharp knife is great for precision trimming and cutting. Each X-ACTO knife kit includes 2 spare standard blades as well as a scalpel blade, chisel blade, and a small straight cut blade. A perfect choice for anyone working with fine detail parts.

Third Hand With Magnifying Glass

The third hand does exactly what it says, it is a position-able set of clamps that keep things in place without tying up your hands! A useful little tool is perfect for holding small hobby parts or electronics while gluing or soldering. Each hand is easily positioned using the thumbscrews and wing nuts. This model also includes a built in magnifying glass, making those small parts easier to see!

Precision Screwdriver Set

A small set of precision screwdrivers are always nice to have whether you are working with electronics, radio controlled vehicles, scale models, or just to have around the workbench. This kit includes 6 precision screwdrivers complete with carrying case. 3 Phillips (#1, #0, #00) and 3 Flat (2.4mm, 1.8mm, 1.4mm)

Small Anti-Static Work Mat

This small work mat is perfect for protecting small projects and components from static discharge. The Anti-static mat clips to a ground source and dissipates static charge. The mat is 8 x 11” and includes the ground clip.

Polymorph – 250g

Have you ever wanted to sculpt or form plastic with your hands without getting burnt? Polymorph is a non-toxic, biodegradable polyester with a low melting temperature of about 60°C (140°F). Prototype plastic parts can be made by simply heating the plastic beads in hot water until they turn clear and then kneading them together and shaping by hand. When it cools it becomes a nylon-like white plastic. Polymorph can be re-used by simply re-heating and re-shaping. So what do you do with it? Robotics, small-parts prototyping, arts/crafts, there’s almost no end to what you can do with this stuff. Try embedding LEDs into it for a cool diffuse glow effect.

Official Raspberry Pi Case

This is the perfect gift for someone with a Raspberry Pi 3 and no where to put it! The case is designed to hold the Raspberry Pi 3 while giving access to all of the connectors and expansion ports on the Raspberry Pi.

SparkFun Beginner Parts Kit

This assortment of parts makes a great gift for beginner and advanced electronics nerds! Whether you’re starting an electronics collection, or just refilling, the Beginner Parts Kit will have a lot of what you need.

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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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