Gift Guide: DIY Gear

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Gift Guide: DIY Gear


Buying for a DIY fanatic can be tricky, since they’ll often make the things they want for themselves and they already own all the obvious tools. Here are some of our favourite DIY-friendly gift ideas.

We’ve listed suppliers for many of these options, but hunt around online (and check eBay) to make sure you get the best prices.

Tools


KeyTool Keyring Multi-Tool


KeyTool Keyring Multi-Toolthere are lots of other options

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Leatherman Squirt


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Electronics Kits


Raspberry Pi


running a table arcade machineprivate cloud storage system
XBMC

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Arduino Starter Kit


an automated bartenderan MP3 jukeboxour guide to getting started making your own electronicsArduino Starter Kit

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MaKey MaKey


just about anything can become a controllerMaKey MaKey

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Other Essentials


Sugru


laptop cordsheadphones

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Hackerspace Membership

For the hacker in your life who loves to meet people, a membership to a local hackerspace is a fantastic gift. Hackerspaces are great places to get involved and meet a community of like-minded people, and they’re also a good place to go if they’re learning new DIY skills. Every place has different membership rates (and some are free): you’ll find a list of different spaces and membership costs on Hackerspaces.

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