So you’re married to, have befriended, or got stuck with a nerd in your office, holiday-gift pool. Congratulations (said in robotic voice). Well, as they say, ‘when in Rome…’ If you’re married or related, you may as well be nice to this geek. If you need to present them with a gift, it may as well be something they can email their WOW (World of Warcraft, duh) friends about.
Let’s identify six essential tools for electronic components enthusiasts.
First of all, they will smile for the rest of their lives due to the fact you knew Molex connectors existed. Secondly, they are practical gifts your nerd can use. Molex connectors are used in conjunction with desktop PCs to power motherboards, fans, hard drives, floppy drives, and more. The flexibility and efficiency of Molex design makes electronic geeks do the happy robot dance.
An inflatable chair is not a bad gift. But there are no electronic components involved in that. How about a musical inflatable chair? Now, we’re talking…or singing along. With a chair they can take a break…from their desktop and use a laptop. “Must.never.leave.the.Web.” It’s not incredibly complex of an implement; but, if your geek is going to sit inert for hours, they may as well switch it up, lounging in this inflatable number too.
Don’t hurt yourself trying to understand schematics. Just understand visual layouts, of any given project involving electronic components, is helpful. Such schematics are comprised from scratch, purchased, or made available on the Web. Has your geek mentioned taking part in a new project? Make their life easier. Consider providing them with schematics. Such a ‘map’ helps them better situate and modify components, like LED lights and Molex connectors.
LED Name Badge
Every geek wants their name in lights…LED lights that is. They’ve been a good geek; give them what they want, issuing them with a customized LED name badge. They’ll always be a geek at heart; but, now they can call themselves anything (in any conjured language) they want with their electronic components name badge.
Rechargeable Dry Cells
Electronic components drive devices to work yet need an original source of energy. Dry cell batteries are a modern-era convenience, powering our remote controls, flashlights, and (in some cases) portable, video came controllers. Why not buy your geek some rechargeable dry cell batteries? They may be too busy becoming a sixth-degree ‘warlock,’ forgetting the power on their controller is running low (and you know they can’t be torn away from the screen to go to the store for more batteries). Do you want them faced with such conundrums? Of course you don’t.
Oh, the geekery to be had when you present your geek with their air guitar. What can enhance any electronic components gift? Can you say lasers?! Yep. That’s right. Your geek can unleash music from ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and more harnessing the harmony of lasers and their new ‘air guitar.’ It’s small and convenient. This means they can embarrass you just about anywhere…in restaurants, at movies, at your parent’s house. You name it!
Let’s review the geeked-out goods presented here. We have practical presents, such as Molex connectors and rechargeable batteries. We have fun, lighthearted implements provided by laser guitars and musical chairs. Throw in some schematics and geek name badges, and we have ourselves a number of items sure to evoke geek delight.
This is a guest post from Sean at Farnell, a world leading high service, low volume distributor of electronic, electrical, industrial and maintenance, repair products.