Christmas 2011 geek gifts. What did you get?

What geek gifts did you get?

We liked these gloves that work on capacitive touch screens like iPods, phones, etc. Silver threads in the fabric stimulate the screen. Now we don’t have to take off our gloves to reply in the forum.

13 comments on this post.
  1. blodgar:

    On the 4th Day of Xmas, my true love gave to me:
    4 issues of MAKE magazine,
    3 Cool biking jerseys,
    2 Flannel shirts,
    …and a Aoyue 937+ Digital Soldering Station!!

  2. lasha:

    On the 4th Day of Xmas, my true love gave to me:
    4 issues of MAKE magazine,
    3 Cool biking jerseys,
    2 Flannel shirts,
    …and a Aoyue 937+ Digital Soldering Station!! YESS

  3. Gridstop:

    One of the legendary Tektronix 1Ghz 7104 scopes, with two 1Ghz 50ohm vertical modules and two different 200ps/div horizontal timebase units! In pretty good condition too. Screen is really sharp & bright.

    Also got a 0-2Mhz signal generator, and a nice dual lab power supply (30v, 3A per channel), but it needs some repairs.

  4. Alex Ferro:

    From Dad:
    Aoyue 850A++ hot air
    a vacuum desoldering station (backordered)

    From Mom:
    a flatscreen to replace my old crt

  5. Rubi:

    Hi

    I got an sr cube kit from a friend.
    http://www.sdr-cube.com/construction/index.html

  6. Christian St. Cyr:

    My nerdier gifts were:
    Thermaltake Dr. Power II PSU Tester
    Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics [Blu-ray]
    Cocoon CPG5BK GRID-IT Organizer

    I was telling my girlfriend some of the test patterns on the HD calibration Blu-ray and she said: “That sounds super boring. It must be great!”

  7. rsdio:

    Will the silver in those Agloves scratch the glass?

  8. willemite:

    doubt it, silver is not particularly hard (2 or 3 Mohs I think and even soft glass is 5 or more.)

  9. Torwag:

    Its already hard to hit the tiny buttons of the soft-keyboard with my (o.k. little bigger then usual) fingers. Wonder how this should work with gloves.
    Guess its more for sliding pages up and down rather then typing.

  10. blodgar:

    My co-worker and i would joke that we had “Hands like Feet” Many the slice of skin and flesh was taken off by unfinished sharp metal surfaces inside computers and other devices….but I can still crack walnuts with them babies! V’y useful around the holidays.

  11. DrF:

    A USB microscope :)

  12. dext3r:

    Got a Hakko FX951 soldering station. So nice!

  13. the machinegeek:

    I got a Ma-Com Opensky Base Station controller transceiver Model BS-90 with power supply and a (mobile) control head Model CH-103 from Santa via Ebay It was surplus and I hope to use it to hack the unencrypted Opensky digital radio protocol.

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