Cool machines for techie fiancé?
December 15, 2011 4:44 AM Subscribe
[DifficultGiftFilter] My fiancé is one of those techie guys (software architect/developer) who already has all the latest gadgets and is generally hard to shop for. However, one of his most prized possessions is a beautiful little stirling engine. What are some other cool little machines that he might appreciate?
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I don't want to just get my techie fiancé another video game or nerdy t-shirt this year. And I promise, I have searched MeFi high and low, and most of the techie suggestions, he already has. A laser thermometer. Bucky balls. RC helicopter. And we're up to our eyeballs in iPads and Kindles and Dingoos. I've been through thinkgeek and boing boing and wired and I can't quite find what I'm looking for.
Because what he really just loves is his stirling engine that he got for christmas last year. He specifically asked for a really nicely made one from a UK company and his family had it shipped to the states. Then we moved to Portugal, with strict weight and space limits on what we could bring, and my very practical fiancé managed to bring that. He shows it off to every new nerd/geek friend who comes through our door, whipping out a bag of frozen peas to really get it going.
He really appreciates cool little machines like that, even if they don't actually do much. But I really don't have the first clue where to look for something else in a similar vein. Please help me! :(