Don’t know what to get that special someone in your life? Not to worry – The best Gift Guide of the year is here! We asked our Camera Culture researchers what they would love to receive and we’re sharing the wealth. Check out their ideas and have a very merry holiday!
from Texas Instruments
$599 and up
A compact evaluation module for integrating projected light into industrial, medical, and scientific applications. Easily create, store, and display high-speed pattern sequences through DLP LightCrafter’s USB-based application programming interface (API) and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI).
Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber
No caption needed.
Fill the dino aquarium with dinoflagellates and they glow for you. Dinoflagellates glow when they are happy.
Aspire S7-392-9890 Touchscreen Ultrabook
The Acer® Aspire S7-392-9890 Touchscreen Ultrabook™ is beautifully slim, tough and light with up to 7 hours of battery life.
Hexy the Hexapod from Arcbotics is a fully articulated hexapod robot kit. Hexy has six legs, 19 servo motors and is powered by Arduino. It makes complex robotics lest costly, easier to learn with the full tutorials and documentation, while being radically more fun (and cute!).
Sony Portable Waterproof Discman
Portable, water resistant, 48 second anti shock time, random play, volume limiter, wait – this gift guide is supposed to be hi-tech? Oops. Also, why is this still so expensive!?
Nerf Rapid Strike
The Rapidstrike CS-18 blaster holds 18 Elite Darts. Acceleration Trigger powers up the motor for rapid firing. Fires Elite darts up to 75 feet. Clip holds 12 darts and is see-through for instant firepower checks.
Awesome! Will this make us less productive?
Arduino Kit with 37 Sensors
The kit has 34 projects and 37 sensors modules for the beginners. This is the new Sunfounder 37 sensor Starter Kit, developed specially for those beginners who are interested in Arduino.
Iron Man Arc Reactor
Science kits for wee Tony Starks (or adult scientists). 24 different combinations of chips. Nightlight mode with display stand
The Settlers of Catan
Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!
Call the guy at the corner shop
$10 and up
For a long night at the lab, what could be better?
Intelligent EV3 Brick with powerful ARM9 processor, Wi-Fi USB port and Internet connectivity, Micro SD card reader, back-lit buttons and 4 motor ports. 3 interactive servo motors, remote control, imp. and redesigned color sensor, redesigned touch sensor, infrared sensor, 550+ LEGO Technic elements.
Shark with Frickin’ Laser Pointer
Level up your next meeting with a laser on a shark… please!
And last but not least..
Many, Many, Siggraph Papers!!