Little solder girls also welcome, of course. Teach a kid to solder with this AmeriKit® Learn to Solder Kit from Elenco®. The kit will result in a working two-tone and flashing Euro siren, and comes with a 25W soldering iron, a speaker, dual LEDs, 4” side cutters and a spool of lead-free rosin-core solder. Includes detailed instructions for ages 12+.
There are just two, actually, and one of them is a pencil, on a drafting compass. Sometimes it’s better to draw circles without using software, don’t you think? If so, try this one from Helix®, with 3-1/2” legs with (2) 2mm dia x 15mm long leads, a small sharpener, folding needle guard (for the other point) and a 3/8” ID pen/pencil holder with a thumbscrew lock. Made in France, merci.
Do these pants make your apple look fat? Plop your fruits, veggies, meats, pastas, candies, crackers, eggs, salad dressings, wine, beer and whatever else on the Nutra Track™ Mini Nutrition Digital Scale. It’ll tell you how many calories (also: salt, protein, fat, carbs, cholesterol and fiber) you’re about to injest--or it’ll just weigh the stuff, which doesn’t have to be food. Has (160) common food codes printed under its tempered glass top, and you can program more, for a total of (999). But it’s also just a great digital scale that weighs anything up to 5kg/11lbs in 1g/.1-oz increments. Compact, at 10” x 6” with a 4-3/8” LCD, and comes with a 24-page booklet plus (3) AAA batteries. From Mackie Scientific.
You live in a pre-charging-need world? Same here. We extend our reach, particularly in hotel rooms, with this 6-foot USB 2.0 extension cable. Has a standard female USB connector at one end, and unsurprisingly, a standard male counterpart at the other.
A whole new look in twofers. This clear acrylic clipboard is also a giant, approx 2x Fresnel lens. Measures 12-1/2” x 8-7/8” x 1/8” thick with the magnifying area covering most of the board. Standard 4-1/2” spring clip at the top, plus a 1/4” hole to hang it on a nail.
These clear plastic jars look like the ones that medicated lip balm comes in, but these are empty. Measure approx 1-1/2” tall x 1-1/2” dia with a mating plastic screw cap, and hold 1 oz. May we suggest creating your own lip balm and saving a fortune? Also good for toting a few pills on a trip (pain relief, allergy, vitamin), and for storing glitter, and for collecting insects, and for all of the other stuff you’ll come up with.
This clever spherical puzzle spins on multiple axes with blue and green segments and a gray equator. Made in Arkansas for folks 8+ who want to exercise their brain in the round. Measures 5” dia, including the slightly obtruding equator.
Our current favorite gas mask, direct from the Polish military. Full head and face style in a light gray rubber with round eye and nose apertures, plus a 20” long x 1-1/2” dia corrugated rubber hose from the bottom. Put them all together and they spell perfect alien costume. The other end of the hose attaches to a 7-1/8" x 5-1/4" x 2-1/2” dark olive drab filter canister with a sealed element. The whole shebang (shebang is szulernia in Polish, and you’re welcome) fits into an 8-3/4" x 10" x 3-1/4" olive canvas storage pouch with an adjustable 43" strap.
Drink like your grandfather did when he was in service to Uncle Sam, from this brand new aluminum canteen nested in a cup with folding handles, both inside a padded cotton olive drab cover (suitable for soaking to keep the water cold) with a pistol belt hook on the back. Canteen holds (1) quart, the cup about half that. Includes a black screw cap with a (non-GI) chain and carabiner.
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