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Although James and Luke are both product marketing managers for Autodesk, Inc. their views do not represent those of Autodesk.  

Holiday Engineering Gifts for 2019 - Luke's Picks

December 17, 2019

Still looking to shop for the engineer in your life? Or have a kid who is really into STEM? Or just want to buy something for yourself? Here are the top gift picks from Luke himself for 2019!

 

Future Engineers
Budget: K’Nex Education $33.59

The K’NEX Education STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set includes 486 different brightly colored parts. Pieces include gears, variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved. These parts can be attached together to build simple structures or elaborate constructions, enhancing children’s imaginations and turning their ideas into working creations.

 

All the money: Modular Robotics Cubelets Robot Blocks $1,734.00
71 Cubelets included: 6 battery, 5 Blocker, 5 brightness, 10 distance, 10 drive, 5 flashlight, 5 inverse, 5 rotate, 5 Passive, 2 bar graph, 2 knob, 2 speaker, 2 temperature, 2 threshold, 5 Bluetooth hats

 

Engineers In Training

Budget: Engineering Scale $9.99

What says engineer more than a handy dandy scale?! Measure in inches, centimeters, millimeters and more! Exciting…

 

Typical: Fusion 360 (it’s free for students) with MacBook Pro $899.00

Get started with CAD design with Fusion 360, compatible with a Mac! Oh, and get them the Mac too.

 

All the money: Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Workstation Laptop $4,349.11

If you have crazy podcast money, you might want to think about investing in a ThinkPad laptop. Excellent for a powerful engineering machine, but small enough to take on the road.

 

Working Engineers
Budget: Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker $47.20

Single servings of delicious K-cup coffee, just the right amount to get the engineer in your life working a little bit harder.

 

Typical: Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System $158.99

Looking to up your coffee game? Tired of the stuff they serve at the local gas station? This one is for you! Luke himself uses this great product!

 

Unprofessional Engineering Favorite: GrowlerWerks uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Make $199.00

A favorite of Unprofessional Engineering, GrowlerWerks allows you to make amazing nitro brew coffee to enjoy throughout the week. This is a must click!

 

All the money: Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine $1,199.95

Wow, good thing Luke is rich. This might seem expensive, and it is… enough said.

 

Retired Engineers
Budget: Retired engineer coffee cup ~$15

Nothing says “thanks for all the years in the cubicle” like a witty coffee mug. Comes in all shapes and sizes, colors, and funny sayings.

 

Typical: Tormach PCNC 440 PREMIUM PACKAGE $5,995.00

Let’s be fair, you’re not going to buy this.
https://www.tormach.com/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=PCNC440_PREMIUM_PKG&portrelay=1

 

All the money: 1972 Toyota FJ40 $26,000

Yeah…you won’t buy this either.

 


59,000 original miles, Manual transmission
https://www.vintagecruisers.com/vehicles/931/1972-toyota-fj40

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