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Old 04-10-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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Gift ideas 19yo engineer....GO

This young man likes anything with an engine, and plans to get a licence for all of them... but already owns most toys/tools one can think of and has access to a machine shop with every thing he could possibly need. He had had a couple of (plane) flight lessons in the past, a helicopter flying extreme experience is a little out of my price range (we tend to keep below $100 for gifts) ((an when I say we I mean me now, I guess ), He already races off road vehicles he builds himself (and doesn't was his own helmet for that), his motorbike is currently out of commission....and he has all the shit he might need for that

He already owns most toys/tools one can think of and has access to a machine shop with every thing he could possibly need in that respect....

what obscure but handy gadget does he need that I don't know about? What can i do? Help me out here, gang, I'm without my co-pilot and we always struggled with this one anyway (hence his amazing tool collection....)

please and thanks
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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didn't want the helicopter thing anyway
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:06 PM   #3
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Does he have a manly, sturdy watch?
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:51 PM   #4
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yup.

last year's b'day...

or maybe the year before
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:13 PM   #5
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Does he drink coffee?
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:15 PM   #6
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no just milk

maybe I should get him a cow
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:02 AM   #7
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Pocket tools?

https://www.crkt.com/shop/multi-tools.html
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:27 AM   #8
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Something completely out of the gadget realm, like a DVD set of Top Gear or whatever show he likes?
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:06 PM   #9
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:29 PM   #10
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If they had DVDs of the YouTube series "Project Binky" he would love that.

Fitting a Celica motor in a Mini.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:45 PM   #11
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I will look into that, thanks.

I gave up and asked him and apparently, he does want a watch A dress watch.

done deal.

and a mechanical (wooden) metronome. "Just to admire"
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:54 PM   #12
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If they had DVDs of the YouTube series "Project Binky" he would love that.

Fitting a Celica motor in a Mini.
you are right, he will love that I wonder if he's already seen it?

The boy just scored a summer internship earning more than I do
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #13
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....The Man, I should say....


I think GoalieBoy may have evolved into MotorMan

(He's quite small )
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #14
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I was going to suggest...

LEGO Technic Off-Roader 8066 $100.53 + Free Shipping

It's got rack-and-pinion steering, plus realistic front and rear suspension.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:47 PM   #15
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lol. fun, but he builds 'em life-sized and drives 'em

http://baja.engin.umich.edu/
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