TuxJam 28

Episode 28 of TuxJam takes the theme of ‘gifts for geeks’ just in time for Christmas. These have been split into 3 price ranges.

High price (£100+)
3D printer http://makezine.com/2013/08/01/3d-printing-an-aston-martin/
Ouya https://www.ouya.tv/
Jambox https://jawbone.com/speakers/jambox
Geeksphone Peak http://shop.geeksphone.com/en/phones/5-peak.html
Beer club subscription http://beerclubofbritain.co.uk/
Linux Voice subscription http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice/
Arcade style joystick http://www.xgaming.com/store/arcade-joysticks-and-game-controllers/product/x-arcade-dual-joystick/
JBL Pulse http://uk.jbl.com/jbl_product_detail_uk/pulse.html

Mid Range (£15-99.99)
Bluetooth Jukebox Speaker http://www.firebox.com/product/5227/Jukebox-Dock-Bluetooth
Minecraft tee-shirt/merchandise http://www.jinx.com/shop/coll/minecraft/
Open source energy monitor hardware http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/
Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/
Magic wand TV remote http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/gift-gadgets/the-magic-wand-tv-remote-control/30000744.html
Sony Android watch http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Generation-SmartWatch-Smartphone-Accessory/dp/B006RJR62I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386016631&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+android+watch

Stocking fillers (free-£14.99)
Piglow http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/piglow
Grumpy old git mints http://www.menkind.co.uk/grumpy-old-git-mints
Self stirring mug http://www.firebox.com/product/4789/Self-Stirring-Mug
Joypad soap http://www.firebox.com/product/5413/Gamer-Soaps
Space Invader Multitool http://www.firebox.com/product/4395/Alien-Invader-Multi-tool
Contact bands directly and get them to write the Christmas message inside a CD
A Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/ or IndieGoGo http://www.indiegogo.com/ donation to a startup project
A Kiva loan http://www.kiva.org/

Put a creative commons released show onto a CD

Andrew takes a more in depth look at a robotic arm which was controlled using a Raspberry Pi. A great modern day parent-child project. Along with the usual mix of Christmas Creative Commons music:

Author: Kevie Macphail

Kevie is from the Outer Hebrides, in the north west of Scotland,UK. He started podcasting with TuxJam back in 2011 and followed this by co-hosting tech-themed, discussion show Crivins along with Gordon Sinclair. A full time Linux user, currently using Debian as his distro of choice, and a keen promoter of unknown artists/bands, especially those who release their music under a Creative Commons license, this led Kevie to starting the CCJam community podcast. Always keen to spread the word on Creative Commons music and open source projects, Kevie has appeared as a guest on the Bugcast, Hacker Public Radio, Music Manumit Podcast, Rathole Radio and TINT.

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