These are just a handful of what I’d consider useful gifts for the maker or DIY’er on your holiday shopping list. Even if they don’t self-identify as a maker, these tools are useful for a wide range of people. Check out our video below for a quick run through of all of our best ideas.
Below you’ll find links to all our gifts and some more notes and details why they work. The price points of these work great as stocking stuffers too.
Korg NTS-1 DIY Synth ($130)
Don’t let the small size of this device fool you – it’s a very powerful synthesizer that can be connected to your computer or mobile device, has an open format that programmers can create new sounds and effects that you can download into it (many at no cost) and you can even use it as an effects box for any audio source. You put it together yourself but it’s a simple snap & screw together project (tools included) that anyone can do with no soldering. Korg even has 3D printable or laser cuttable files to let you embellish the case yourself.
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