Fun Maker Kits

These are our favourite kits of the year; they'll be loved by whoever gets one :)
  1. PiicoDev Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico
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    SKU: CE08256 Brand: PiicoDev
    Get started coding high-tech sensors and modules with the PiicoDev® Starter Kit - BYO Pico
    $89.00 AUD, inc GST
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    24 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Infinity Mirror Kit by Core Electronics
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    96% of 100
    SKU: CE05000 Brand: Core Electronics Guides (2)
    Kits are where it's at. With our Desktop Infinity Mirror Kit you'll get to make something wonderful with your hands, all in the span of an afternoon. But if you want, you can dive deeper, follow our tutorials, level-up your coding and make this thing truly your own.
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    16 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Solarbotics Paris Flyer CarouSol Kit
    SKU: CE05529 Brand: Solarbotics Guides (1)
    The Paris Flyer CarouSol Kit is the latest product in our line of solar-powered kinetic desk toys. Borrowing design elements from the golden age of air travel, we've added our unique solar-electronics flair to create self-powered dynamic mobiles.
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Solarbotics GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit - Battery Edition
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05195 Brand: Solarbotics
    Construct your own hypnotic marble-coaster with this superb Solarbotics kit. Watch as the marbles are cycled through synchronised mechanical arms using nothing more than laser-cut wood and a single motor.
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 5 to 13 day lead time
  5. Solarbotics GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit - Solar Edition
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05320 Brand: Solarbotics
    Solarbotics Solar GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit is their newest addition to the Marble-Drop mechanism family. The Solar version pulse-moves the elegant hand-off mechanism that passes marbles to the top of a sweeping multi-level track. You will witness the fascinating step-by-step action of the arms as the geometry changes periodically
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Solarbotics Useless Box Kit
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    SKU: CE05310 Brand: Solarbotics
    You build it, you turn it on, and ...it has other ideas. A finger extends, and turns itself off just as quickly as you turn it on. Weird and wonderful, it's a physical description of many aspects of life (how's that for the beginning of an artsy interpretation?).
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  7. The Solarbotics Marble Machine Kit - Battery Edition
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    100% of 100
    SKU: KMMB Brand: Solarbotics
    The battery pack edition of the Marble Machine kit has splendid electromechanical appeal, delivering 8 steel balls down a laser-cut wood frame. Unlike its solar-powered cousin, it’s ready to run at your command.
    Special Price $37.73 AUD, inc GST
    Regular Price $53.90 AUD, inc GST
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    6 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  1. Gift Card
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    100% of 100
    SKU: GIFT-CARD
    If you’re after the perfect electronics gift for someone but you’re a little overwhelmed by all the choices, then a Core Electronics Gift Card would be the perfect pressie! Your gift will be unique and show how thoughtful you are for their interests. We recommend a $75+ gift card as this is a typical spend for projects when you include all the bits-n-pieces.

    Our Core Electronics gift card will be sent by email to the person you nominate. Go ahead and personalise the gift card they will receive by adding your own message in the field above.

    From $25.00 AUD, inc GST

    To $1,000.00 AUD, inc GST

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Gifts for New Makers (Ages 8+)

We've hand-selected these educational kits as they have wonderful learning systems with lots of ongoing use.
  1. Bee-Bot Rechargable
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04871 Brand: Bee-Bot
    Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Gifts for New Makers (Ages 12 to infinity)

These kits are a perfect fit for young inventors through to innovative adults who love technology and enjoy DIY.
  1. Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit
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    100% of 100
    SKU: PIM261 Brand: Pimoroni
    Build your very own internet-connected radio with Pimoroni's Pirate Radio Kit! This kit has just-about-everything you'll need: Pimoroni's flashy new pHAT BEAT DAC...
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    1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Makeblock MBot V1.1- Blue (Bluetooth Version)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04639 Brand: Makeblock Guides (2)
    The Makeblock mBot is the perfect way to introduce robotics and programming to young makers. Not only can the mBot be assembled using the step-by-step instructions and pre-written code, but it encourages modification and expansion with the rest of the Makeblock kits and add-ons.
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    13 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. RetroPie Gaming Kit with Wired Controllers (SNES Style)
    Rating:
    99% of 100
    SKU: CE04446 Brand: RetroPie Guides (4)
    Our RetroPie Gaming Kit with wired controllers (SNES style) rocket launches you with all the bits and pieces needed to revisit your favourite retro games, updated to the latest Raspberry Pi 4 platform.
    $165.00 AUD, inc GST
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    16 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04765 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (2)
    If you've been itching to get started with the Pi Zero W and want to get up and running straight away.
    $89.00 AUD, inc GST
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    789 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. Circuit Playground Express
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    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA3333 Brand: Adafruit Guides (20)
    Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. Adafruit have taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better! Not only did they pack even more sensors in, They also made it even easier to program.
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    25 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Hakko FX-888D Digital Soldering Station
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04584 Brand: Hakko Guides (2)
    The Hakko FX-888D is our go to recommendation for a high-quality soldering iron that has all the features and specs you'd normally find in a much more expensive iron.
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    25 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  7. Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Essentials Kit
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08243 Brand: Raspberry Pi
    Get your brand new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W with most of the essentials in this kit.
    $79.00 AUD, inc GST
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    101 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  8. Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Starter Kit
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08242 Brand: Raspberry Pi
    Get your brand new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W with everything you need to get started in one kit.
    $99.00 AUD, inc GST
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    139 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  9. SparkFun Inventors Kit - v4.1 (for Arduino)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: KIT-15267 Brand: Sparkfun
    The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes...
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 7 day lead time
  10. Bare Conductive - Touch Board Starter Kit
    SKU: CE05668 Brand: Bare Conductive
    Whether you’re an absolute beginner, a programming pro or looking for a great gift for a tinkerer, this kit will let you start making interactive projects in no time.
    Special Price $189.00 AUD, inc GST
    Regular Price $249.95 AUD, inc GST
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 16 day lead time
  11. Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz
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    100% of 100
    SKU: KIT-14478 Brand: Makey Makey Guides (2)
    You may be the greatest living banana pianist, but how will you ever know if you don’t make yourself a banana piano? Good news! That project and countless others are easier than you think with Makey Makey. Using the Makey Makey you can make anything into a key just by connecting a few alligator clips
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    48 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Gifts for Seasoned Makers

Granted, these recommendations are a little beyond the "gift" price zone, so you should probably get a suggestive "nod" from the recipient before committing. With that said, this is the gear that will get used more than anything else. They are genuinely useful tools that seasoned makers would be delighted and impressed to own. Call us if you need help choosing one of these.
  1. PanaVise Standard - 301
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    SKU: CE04480 Brand: PanaVise
    The original standard PanaVise is a tough vise that provides a super firm grip on anything you place in the clamps.
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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 8 day lead time
  2. Hobby Creek Pana Hand V2
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04457 Brand: Hobby Creek
    Add 4 helping hands to your PanaVise Work Center and level-up your work space! This tool is designed specifically to sandwich between the base plate and split ball mechanism of a PanaVise 350 Work Center.

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  3. Makeblock MBot Ranger - Transformable STEM Educational Robot Kit (Bluetooth)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04643 Brand: Makeblock Guides (2)
    mBot Ranger Robot Kit is a three-in-one STEM educational robot kit which supports 3 building forms: robot tank, three-wheel racing car, and a self-balance car. Program & Control mBot Ranger via iPad, tablets, or laptop to start your exploration!
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    7 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Rigol DS-1054Z Oscilloscope
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    100% of 100
    SKU: DS1054Z Brand: Rigol Guides (4)
    The Rigol DS1054Z, now stocked in Australia, represents a remarkable breakthrough in price and performance in general purpose 4 channel digital storage oscilloscopes.
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. Saleae Logic 8
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    100% of 100
    SKU: LOGIC8 Brand: Saleae Guides (3)
    If you’re looking for a logic analyser with a bit “more” in a tiny package then Saleae’s Logic8 is it. Simply connect via USB, install software and you’re ready to go! This logic analyser can record digital and analogue on 8 channels simultaneously.
    $749.00 AUD, inc GST
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Retro Gaming Goodness

Retro gaming is the latest craze - and we have the best maker kits built on our favourite hardware. We really-really recommend the wireless controllers; they bring a whole new level of joy to old school gaming! If you are buying for someone who already has the latest Raspberry Pi hardware then just grab the controllers (they'll know what to do!)
  1. Ultimate Retro Game Console
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05322 Brand: RetroPie Guides (2)
    As the name implies, this is our complete retro gaming kit which comes with everything you need to relive all your retro games from classic consoles including NES, SNES, Sega, Atari, just to name a few. With Bluetooth controllers!
    $320.00 AUD, inc GST
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    18 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Retro Game Console (with SNES PRO Wireless Controllers!)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05323 Brand: RetroPie
    With this Retro Gaming Console / System you can relive all your classic retro games from classic consoles including NES, SNES, Sega, Atari, just to name a few. With wireless controllers!
    $279.00 AUD, inc GST
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    18 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. RetroPie Gaming Kit with Wired Controllers (SNES Style)
    Rating:
    99% of 100
    SKU: CE04446 Brand: RetroPie Guides (4)
    Our RetroPie Gaming Kit with wired controllers (SNES style) rocket launches you with all the bits and pieces needed to revisit your favourite retro games, updated to the latest Raspberry Pi 4 platform.
    $165.00 AUD, inc GST
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    16 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. 8BitDo SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad (G Classic Edition)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05642 Brand: 8Bitdo
    This Retro GamePad from 8BitDo resembles one of our favorite Retro Gaming controllers, and feels exactly like it. The team over at 8BitDo have put countless hours into the finest details of their Retro Gaming Controllers to deliver an incredibly authetic experience, with the size of the controller, button feedback and even the D-Pad feels right!
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    36 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. Ultimate Retro Game Console with SN30 Pro+ controllers!
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE06841 Brand: RetroPie
    The popular retro kit now comes with the latest controllers on offer by 8Bitdo - The SN30 Pro+ wireless controllers
    $334.00 AUD, inc GST
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    17 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Pimoroni Picade - 8-inch Display
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: CE00306 Brand: Pimoroni
    The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine! Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best!

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Stocking Stuffers

After choosing something from above, absolutely grab one of these hip pocket friendly gifts at the same time and save on postage!
  1. Raspberry Pi Pico (with Soldered Headers)
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07589 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (8)

    Raspberry Pi Pico with male headers pre soldered to the board by our skilled makers here at Core Electronics.

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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 14 day lead time
  2. Raspberry Pi Zero WH (Wireless with Soldered Headers)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05324 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (6)
    The Raspberry Pi Zero WH model is just like the W, except it has a professionally soldered header
    $26.95 AUD, inc GST
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    16 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Digital Multimeter - Basic
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: TOL-12966 Brand: Sparkfun
    The digital multimeter (DMM) is an essential tool in every electronic enthusiasts arsenal. The SparkFun Digital Multimeter, however, is not your average multimeter, it features a loud continuity sound, current/voltage sense, and quality probes. You can use the multimeter to measure DC and AC voltage, DC current, resistance, continuity, and test diodes. With this version we’ve done away with the bright flashy colors that can get us into trouble and gone with a nice, neutral gray. This multimeter should provoke no strong feelings one way or the other, we know this because our guts say “maybe.”
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    8 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Hakko RED Soldering Iron 20W
    Rating:
    83% of 100
    SKU: CE05648 Brand: Hakko
    Ideal for use in a variety of soldering works like hobbies, repairing electric household appliances.20W: Circuit boards, small electrical parts, etc
    60W: Connectors, heavier wiring connections, etc
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    28 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101
    Rating:
    82% of 100
    SKU: ADA291 Brand: Adafruit
    When it comes to holding projects, components, PCBs, and everything in between, nothing beats a good Third Hand tool.
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. ModMyPi Christmas Tree Programmable Kit
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05835 Brand: ModMyPi

    The perfect Raspberry Pi stocking filler this Christmas! The Christmas Tree programmable kit is designed for any maker or hacker and an ideal kit for people new to Raspberry Pi or even the experienced users who want to practice the art of programming!

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    0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Available with 4 to 10 day lead time

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