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By piadamon
Hi all,

I want to get something fun and educational for my son who is 29 and a programmer for a video game company in California. I don't think he has significant hardware experience, but obviously very proficient in real-time programming. I also don't think he is familiar with SparkFun or Arduino. He likes music and "techie" stuff.

I want to stay under $100.

In looking at all the options I am overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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By Ross Robotics
My advice would be look for a packet game kit. Sparkfun doesn't sell what I'm thinking about, the closest is the simon soldering kit.

But Adafruit has some good ones:

But, since it's a couple of days before christmas, you could get him a gift certificate and let him chose what he likes.