Hopefully you all are going to be taking some time off during this winter season for a little rest and fun time. I like to spend the holidays tinkering around with new gadgets and ideas. Here are some products I’m really excited about this holiday season.
The Whistled is easy to set up and attach to an LED light strip. Set up some lighting around your room, your festive tree, holiday decor table, or anywhere else you want a splash of light, and control them by whistling! Make clapping a thing of informercials past.
Sparki is the adorable (and affordable!) robot that comes ready to plug in and use with a variety of prewritten projects as well as the ability to code your own. Make Sparki into a mini robot waiter to deliver your egg nog, friendly ribbon holding assistant, or general Arduino growth project.
Maybe you are a little more like me, and spend a lot of your free time gaming (I have over 25 consoles. I might be an addict.) Grab one of these adapter kits to make classic controllers into USB devices to use with emulators. Console gaming versus PC gaming? Why not both? Play on both teams to save Princess Zelda in “Link to the Past”, race in some classic “Mario Kart 64”, or try to get past the first two levels of “Lion King” all from the comfort of your desktop.
Whatever you decide to do this month and leading into the new year, be safe and have fun. The holiday season is stressful in a number of ways, so be sure to take a breather and do something you love. Hobbies help hecticness!