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20 gift ideas for kids and science enthusiasts

What do kids and science lovers have in common? They’re pretty hard to please when it comes to presents. Instead of hassling yourself and racking your brain as to what to give them, we did the work on your behalf and came up with 20 gift ideas that can blow their minds.

From 3D printers to DIY robots to fancy paper planes, here are options to consider, all of which are on sale for an extra 15% off ahead of Black Friday. Just key in the code SAVE15NOV at checkout to get the discounts.

Anyone looking to get challenged will appreciate this coil kit that comes with all the electronic and hardware components needed to build a singing Tesla coil that plays MIDI files and makes music using sparks. Originally $229, it’s on sale for $168.26 with code SAVE15NOV.

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Kids and adults alike will have no problem creating their own toys at home with this 3D printer that’s easy to use, thanks to its simple one-touch functions. It also doesn’t require a knife to remove prints like most 3D printers. With code SAVE15NOV, you can get it for $297.50 (MSRP $469).

3D printer with model toys

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This 3D printer delivers high-quality printings even offline just by simply inserting an SD card with a pre-loaded design. It also comes with UV LCD resins in various types, each suitable for different objects. Formerly $320, it’s on sale for $161.49 with the code SAVE15NOV.

3D printer with two bottles

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Perfect for space lovers young and old alike, the DeskSpace features a mini simulation of the planetary system, cross-referenced with NASA satellite images to ensure they are as accurate as they are stunning. It typically goes for $129, but you can get it on sale for $93.46 with the code SAVE15NOV.

Planet models lined up in a set

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Kids will find it delightful to put together this PiCar-V kit, an introduction to Raspberry Pi, robotics, electronics, and programming. Once they build the car, they can control it via PC, mobile phone, or tablet. Grab it on sale for $89.21 (MSRP $115) with the code SAVE15NOV.

Model truck with orange wheels

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This educational STEM toy lets kids learn about futuristic technologies through play. While it’s played as your usual frisbee, it also features 12 fun games that can test memory, play music, and create light art. It’s originally $99, but you can get it on sale for $75.65 with the code SAVE15NOV.

Clear Frisbee with blue center

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Recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Smart Toy Award, this DIY vehicle kit is designed with developing children’s coding and engineering skills in mind. It lets young ones create their own car, all while learning artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and advanced-level robotic coding at the same time. It’s usually $249, but you can get it on sale for $169.99 with code SAVE15NOV.

Girl controlling car with tablet

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The traditional paper plane, but 100 times cooler, the POWERUP 4.0 can be controlled via smartphone and is capable of performing high-speed tricks — like loops, barrel rolls, and hammerheads. Normally retailing for $189, it’s on sale for $140.24 with code SAVE15NOV.

Red paper plane with propellers and circuitry

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Anything can be blown up with this microscope that offers a magnification of 50 up to 1000 times, with eight LED lights to properly illuminate the subject. It’s usually $69, but you can grab it on sale for $47.56 with coupon code SAVE15NOV.

Black microscope with stand

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Ideal for kids ages 6 to 10, this DIY drone can not only help them gain hands-on practical skills, but also learn aerodynamics and load balance along the way, too. Originally $129, it’s on sale for $42.49 with code SAVE15NOV.

Grey drone

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Any room can be turned into a galaxy with this projector that shines effects on walls and ceilings, showering surfaces with stars and a drifting blue nebula cloud. Enter the code SAVE15NOV at checkout to get it for $50.99 (regularly $59.99).

White circular projector

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Winner of the Bett Awards 2020, this STEM toy set is designed to develop children’s natural creativity and curiosity with design and technology. As they build fun projects, they’ll develop problem-solving skills and an analytical thinking perspective. It usually goes for $119, but you can get it on sale for $67.99 with code SAVE15NOV.

Robotic and design kits with many components

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Perfect for ages 11 and up, the Spencer lets kids build a DIY voice assistant that talks, lights up, connects to the internet, and understands voice commands. As they build, children also get to learn all about soldering, microcomputers, electronics, LED grids, sound processing, and even coding. Usually $119, you can grab it on sale for $84.99 with code SAVE15NOV.

Red box with graphic smiley face

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Built for AI engineering learners, this compact mini robot features 6-axis freedom for learning and demonstrating production line and industrial 4.0 scenarios, as well as 0.2mm repeated positioning accuracy that’s ideal for education purposes and light-duty tasks. It usually retails for $1,540, but you can get it on sale for $1,189.99 with code SAVE15NOV.

Robotic arm on stand with three buckets and red and blue tokens

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An award-winning educational toy, this no-borders globe connects with an interactive app, giving users access to 400 highlights and 1,000 cool facts spanning categories like cultures, cuisines, monuments, inventions, animals, and maps. It typically goes for $59, but you can grab it on sale for $46.74 with code SAVE15NOV.

Globe with arms holding tablet over it

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Anyone can build their own Back to the Future-inspired flux capacitor with this kit that comes with 18 genuine LEGO bricks, a pre-assembled flexible circuit board with LED lights, a battery pack with an on/off switch, and illustrated assembly instructions. Normally $64, you can get it on sale for $46.74 with the code SAVE15NOV.

Grey box with inner lights attached to black box

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Kickstarter and Indiegogo funded, this robot construction kit includes motors, sensors, and robotic pieces, as well as a soldering gun and iron to help craft a miniature troop of smart, roving robots. Formerly retailing for $129, enter the code SAVE15NOV to grab it on sale for $107.06.

Robot building set

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The planets can function as enchanting decor with this 3D printed lamp set that features detailed pieces with the latest high-quality NASA satellite images. With built-in dimmable light, they can brighten an entire room or serve as relaxing night light. It’s usually $160, but you can score it for $127.49 with the code SAVE15NOV.

Set of lamps shaped like planets in box


Your pal can build their own watch with this all-in-one kit that contains tools and a user-friendly guide to put together a classic timepiece. It originally retails for $195, but you can grab it on sale for $127.49 with code SAVE15NOV.

Watch with black strap and white face

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Designed to be a living decoration, the Bio-Orb is a hand-blown glass sphere filled with bioluminescent PyroDinos, capable of producing natural light at night when gently swirled. And just like a plant, it produces fresh oxygen and consumes carbon dioxide. Get it for just $38.24 (MSRP $49) with code SAVE15NOV.

Blue swirling patterned sphere

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