gifts for geeklings

Dave Cross dave at
Wed Oct 6 11:47:30 BST 2010

On 10/06/2010 11:22 AM, Steff wrote:
> On 6 October 2010 10:35, Michael Lush <mjlush at> wrote:
>> Christmas is coming (not to mention birthday) and I've got to come up with
>> main presents to get my boy (will be 12  we've already done the usual
>> suspects Wii,  DS, phone, camera, LEGO Mindstorm and he has enough LEGO! )
>> Rather idealistically I'm looking for somthing that will not be used for an
>> hour or two then gather dust for the next 10 years.
> FWIW one of my favourite presents as a child slightly younger than
> your son (but which I continued to enjoy at least until his age) was a
> Merit electronics kit. Consisted of a sheet of laminated cardboard
> with components and spring terminals, a bundle of colourful wires and
> a very good book of clues. I believe the modern ones have all sorts of
> digital goodness - mine ended up set up semi-permanently as an FM
> radio with the addition of a few more components bought from Gee's in
> Mill Road (doubtless familiar to Cambridge geeks).

These days that would probably be some kind of Arduino kit.


Dave Cross :: dave at

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