Fun Maker Kits

These are our favourite kits of the year; they'll be loved by whoever gets one :)
  1. Makerverse Audio Kit
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08484 Brand: Makerverse Guides (1)

    Build + Code an electronic keyboard and WAV-file player

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    263 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 25th
  2. Makerverse Load Cell Kit
    SKU: CE08356 Brand: Makerverse Guides (1)

    The easiest way to begin measuring force and weight - Assemble and program your own scales with this practical kit.

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    232 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 25th
  3. PiicoDev Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico
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    100% of 100
    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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    112 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 25th
  4. PiicoDev Starter Kit for Micro:bit
    SKU: CE08260 Brand: PiicoDev
    Get started coding high-tech sensors and modules with the PiicoDev® Starter Kit - BYO Micro:bit v2
    $90.65 AUD, inc GST
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    69 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 25th
  5. Infinity Mirror Kit by Core Electronics
    Rating:
    97% 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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    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 25th
  6. 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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    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 25th
  7. Pico W Weather Station Starter Kit
    SKU: CE09117 Brand: Core Electronics

    Build your own plug-and-play IoT weather station at home using the Pico W!

    $55.24 AUD, inc GST
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    163 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 25th
  8. Outlaw Chassis Kit
    SKU: GB-3209-0005-0001 Brand: goBilda Guides (1)
    The Outlaw Chassis Kit is the tank track base you've been waiting for! It uses goBILDA Badlands Tank Tracks which are crazy robust and feature bonded rubber for fantastic traction
    $1,504.95 AUD, inc GST
    As low as $1,482.38 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 11 to 13 day lead time
  9. PiicoDev Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08258 Brand: PiicoDev
    Get started coding high-tech sensors and modules with the PiicoDev® Starter Kit - BYO Raspberry Pi.
    $84.95 AUD, inc GST
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    50 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 25th

Gift Cards

Not sure what to get? A gift card is the perfect present for electronics enthusiasts, makers, and tech lovers, giving them the freedom to choose exactly what they need for their next project.

  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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    999829 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 25th

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
    Rating:
    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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    4 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 25th
  2. Edison Robot V3
    SKU: CE09869 Brand: Edison

    More than just a robot! The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids STEM, computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.

    $63.35 AUD, inc GST
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    80 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 25th
  3. Makedo Starter
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    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07752 Brand: Makedo
    This is all you need to get started.
    $10.00 AUD, inc GST
    As low as $9.30 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 25th
  4. DIY Snow Globe Kit - 108mm Diameter
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    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA3722 Brand: Adafruit
    Not merely a snow globe, but a show globe! This custom container is durable, clear and round, with a large flat screw-on top and a press-fit rubber stopper. The...
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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 7 to 10 day lead time

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. Arduino Plug and Make Kit
    SKU: AKX00069 Brand: Arduino
    Arduino from Zero to Hero! This is a beginner-friendly way to spark a passion in DIY 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 13 to 14 day lead time
  2. 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.
    $81.33 AUD, inc GST
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    34 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 25th
  3. 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.
    $100.43 AUD, inc GST
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    34 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 25th
  4. 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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    98 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 25th
  5. Circuit Playground Express
    Rating:
    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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    43 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 25th
  6. Arduino Tinkerkit Braccio
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: T050000 Brand: Arduino
    Venture into the world of robotic arms with the Braccio from Arduino!
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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 13 to 14 day lead time
  7. Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit
    Rating:
    99% 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.
    $87.23 AUD, inc GST
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    211 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 25th
  8. Edison Robot V3
    SKU: CE09869 Brand: Edison

    More than just a robot! The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids STEM, computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.

    $63.35 AUD, inc GST
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    80 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 25th
  9. Makerverse Soldering Bundle
    SKU: CE08678 Brand: Makerverse

    Solder all of your Makerverse kits and other electronics!

    $52.95 AUD, inc GST
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    14 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 25th
  10. Arduino Starter Kit (Official)
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: K000007 Brand: Arduino Guides (1)
    Unleash your creativity with the Official Arduino Starter Kit! This comprehensive kit has everything you need to learn electronics and build 15 innovative projects, including a spaceship interface, color mixing lamp, and more. Perfect for makers looking to dive into the world of Arduino!
    Special Price $153.02 AUD, inc GST
    Regular Price $182.85 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 25th

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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    100% of 100
    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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    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 25th
  2. Hobby Creek Pana Hand V2
    Rating:
    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. Saleae Logic 8
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: LOGIC8 Brand: Saleae Guides (3)
    Get precise and versatile signal analysis with Saleae Logic8 - a compact, high-performance logic analyzer with 8 simultaneous channels for digital and analog signals. With search, annotation, and sharing features, it's a must-have tool for makers and DIY enthusiasts. Works seamlessly with Mac, Windows, and Linux. Buy now and take your DIY projects to the next level!
    $869.00 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 25th
  4. Raspberry Pi 4 Ultimate Kit (4GB)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE09114 Brand: Raspberry Pi

    Kickstart your Raspberry Pi experience, this kit featuring the Raspberry Pi 4GB has absolutely everything a Maker needs to start developing projects!

    $257.50 AUD, inc GST
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    11 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 25th
  5. Creality Ender 3 V2 3D Printer
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    98% of 100
    SKU: CE07744 Brand: Creality Guides (4)
    A worthy upgrade to an already phenomenal 3D printer, featuring silent printing, a new print bed, and plenty of quality of life features.

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  6. Hakko FX-888D Digital Soldering Station
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04584 Brand: Hakko Guides (3)
    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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    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 25th

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. 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.
    $164.80 AUD, inc GST
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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 25th
  2. Retro Game Console (with SNES PRO Wireless Controllers!)
    Rating:
    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!
    $292.80 AUD, inc GST
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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 25th
  3. Ultimate Retro Game Console
    Rating:
    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!
    $338.30 AUD, inc GST
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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 25th
  4. Ultimate Retro Game Console with SN30 Pro 2 controllers!
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE06841 Brand: RetroPie
    The popular retro kit now comes with the latest controllers on offer by 8Bitdo - The SN30 Pro 2 wireless controllers
    $343.60 AUD, inc GST
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    29 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 10 to 19 day lead time
  5. Pimoroni Picade - 10-inch Display
    SKU: CE06064 Brand: Pimoroni
    The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine, now with a bigger display!
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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 10 to 14 day lead time

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 WH (Wireless WiFi, with Headers)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08704 Brand: Raspberry Pi

    This is the Raspberry Pi Pico W with headers pre-soldered for quick prototyping and projects!

    $11.55 AUD, inc GST
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    163 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 25th
  2. Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W (Wireless)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08211 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (2)
    Pi Zero 2 W is a big leap forward with a quad-core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM.
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    634 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 25th
  3. Raspberry Pi Zero WH (Wireless with Soldered Headers)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE05324 Brand: Raspberry Pi Guides (8)
    The Raspberry Pi Zero WH model is just like the W, except it has a professionally soldered header
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    556 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 25th
  4. Digital Multimeter - Basic
    Rating:
    97% 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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    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 25th
  5. Hakko RED Soldering Iron 20W
    Rating:
    80% 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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    15 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 25th
  6. Hobby Creek Mini Hand V2
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE04454 Brand: Hobby Creek Guides (1)
    Mini Hand is a third hand helping tool designed to be extremely versatile, yet affordable. The first time you hold it, you'll feel the quality of the materials.

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  7. ModMyPi Christmas Tree Programmable Kit
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    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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  8. LED Christmas Tree - DIY Kit
    SKU: CE09238 Brand: Core Electronics

    Tis' the season - Celebrate Christmas the Maker way!

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    23 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 25th
  9. 24-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Kit
    SKU: CE09171 Brand: Core Electronics

    Make sure every screw is tight with this great value screwdriver kit!

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    388 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 25th
  10. GameGo - handheld console, code your own games with MakeCode
    SKU: SS114992404 Brand: Seeed Studio

    Now students can customize their own game & load it onto their own pocket-sized console. Fully supports Microsoft MakeCode, both for block programming and JavaScript. 

    $104.95 AUD, inc GST
    As low as $97.60 AUD, inc GST
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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 25th
  11. Raspberry Pi Pico H (With Headers)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE08702 Brand: Raspberry Pi

    This is the Raspberry Pi Pico with Headers pre-soldered. Ready for quick prototyping and projects.

    $8.15 AUD, inc GST
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    219 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 25th

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