Get a head start and a discount on your holiday decorating / gifting with these cool circuit board ornaments. Buy ten or more ornaments and you’ll get 10% off the total.
We’ve also discovered they make neat gift tags, so we’ll include free removable white labels that you can use for TOing and FROMing.
Yay, our Diskette Handbag is a a PVC handbag with real floppy disks on the outside, and you can have your very own. $38.00.
Instead of just the obligatory tie or pair of cufflinks, what about getting Dad super-cool versions instead? How about tastefully subtle cufflinks made from microcontrollers or circuit boards (below)? Or a tie that first appears to be an edgy, all-over one-color print, but is actually printed with vintage screens used to print circuit boards (at right)?
What about a tie clip made from a real solid state amplifier in a DIP package (above)?
Check out all our Father’s Day Gifts, our cufflinks, tie clips, and ties.
If you know it, consider yourself among the nerdy elite! (Answer is after the jump)
Clockwise: Square Circuit Board Cufflinks in Blue, Jessie and Megan of Techcycled, Blue Square Circuit Board Necklace, Red Circuit Board Heart Necklace, Circuit Board Ring in green.
Megan Nissen stumbled upon the idea of making jewelry out of electronic components while working as an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), but it wasn’t until preparing for the next Caltech Ballroom Dance Club party that she made some earrings that she gained the admiration of her geekier friends. Months later when she found herself between jobs, she figured she’d give the jewelry business a try.
With the help of her dance club friend, Jessie they hand made some initial pieces to sell on Etsy as Techcycled. Unlike other Etsy sellers who can’t even identify what surplus material they use for their creations, Megan, with an Electrical Engineering degree and Jessie with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics actually know the real-world, intended function of the components they work with. All of their pieces are packaged in jewelry boxes and come with a information card on their history.
Our sterling silver molecule jewelry is back in stock! Perpetual favorites like the Serotonin Necklace (top) and Earrings (bottom right), and Dopamine Earrings (bottom right) and its matching Necklace.
Why “feel-good”? Serotonin molecules interact with receptors in the brain to induce feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and relaxation. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for reward-driven learning and behind the mechanism of a variety of addictive drugs.
Candy or plush bears are such predictable Valentine’s Day gift. Imagine the look on your sweetheart’s when they open the box to find–surprise!–you’ve given them gonorrhea. These little guys are giant versions of venereal diseases, and we’ve also got chlamydia, herpes, and syphilis, too.
If your S.O. doesn’t have much of a sense of humor, we’ve also got cute little sperm and egg.
For geeky girls with an edgy fashion sense:
Green Resistor Necklace and Earrings $39 are a subtle and sophisticated fashion accent that come packaged in an anti-static bag, and the Cat5 Choker and Bracelet set are an irreverent and bright accessory that elevates network cable as a beautiful statement. They also come in petri dishes–the choker in a large Kirby Bauer and the bracelet in a standard 90mm.
For music nerds and DJ types:
Electronic Music Emergency Adapters $30 gives every electronic musician and DJ a safety net for their performance by providing the common adapters needed for connecting computers and music gear into mixers and the house system.
Kids (and grown-up kids) who love science:
Yes, that’s a gigantic Cold Virus $8.50, a Brain Cell, $8.50 and a Robot $12.50 who looks surprised.
For gamers and retrologists (lovers of retro):
That’s a teeny Pac Man Arcade Game with candy inside $3.50, Mario Candy (well, just his grinning head) also $3.50, and one of our most popular guys, the Super Mario Bros. Mushrooms
Cuddly cells, virii, and insects from Giant Microbes!