Chinese Singles’ Day is a popular festival with Chinese youth to celebrate the fact that they’re single. It’s held on the 11th of November each year. Retailers have capitalized on popularity of the event, and it’s becoming the largest online shopping day in the world. This makes Singles Day an excellent opportunity to stock up your electronics components or buy that awesome tool you’ve had your eye on and save some money at the same time!
We’ve put together several Singles Day 2019 sales page so that you can find the best deals for your electronics projects, smart home, maker tools and more. You can also grab this opportunity and buy some gifts for your maker friends, husband, kids, etc.
If you like to build your own IoT, home automation and electronics projects, good news! Many development boards are with discount.
You can get an ESP32-CAM for less than $5. This is the lowest price for the ESP32-CAM that we’ve seen.
You can read our review about the ESP32-CAM and use our projects to get started building projects.
- ESP32-CAM with OV2640 Camera (Review)
- ESP32-CAM Video Streaming and Face Recognition with Arduino IDE
- ESP32-CAM Video Streaming Web Server (Home Assistant, Node-RED, etc…)
- ESP32-CAM Take Photo and Save to MicroSD Card
- ESP32-CAM PIR Motion Detector with Photo Capture
The ESP32 is a development board that combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and it is dual core. Grab a dew ESP32 boards for your IoT projects.
Learn everything you need to know about the ESP32 with our course:
There are ESP32 development boards with extra features. For example, the TTGO T-Call SIM800L comes with a GSM GPRS module that allows you to send SMS, make phone calls and connect to the internet.
Learn more about the TTGO T-Call SIM800L board:
- TTGO T-Call ESP32 with SIM800L GSM/GPRS (Review)
- ESP32 SIM800L: Send Text Messages (SMS Alert) with Sensor Readings
- ESP32 Publish Data to Cloud without Wi-Fi (TTGO T-Call ESP32 SIM800L)
There’s also an ESP32 with built-in OLED. This is great if you want to add a display to your project without worrying about the circuitry.
Get Started with the Wemos LoLin32 OLED with our tutorial:
The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi development board ideal for IoT and Home Automation projects.
Get Started with the EPS8266 with our dedicated exclusive course:
More deals on development boards that you may like:
You can also get 13% off on Geeckreit products with the coupon code: BG13GEE.
Instruments and Tools
There are many deals on instruments, maker tools and measurement tools. If you were thinking about grabbing some tools for your lab, this might be a great time to do that. Take a look at some of our favorite 11.11 deals on tools.
The TS100 and TS80 are great, small lightweight, temperature controlled and high-quality portable soldering irons. We have these soldering irons in our lab, and we just love them.
You can read our reviews about these soldering irons and see for yourself.
- TS80 Soldering Iron Review – Best Portable Soldering Iron
- TS100 Soldering Iron Review – Handy Portable Soldering Iron
Other soldering tools that you may like:
Recommended reading: DM01 Portable Digital Microscope Review
Tool for your electronics lab: multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supply and more.
Read our review: Hantek DSO5102P Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) Review
Read our review: FY6800 2-Channel DDS Arbitrary Waveform Signal Generator Review
Read our review: ANENG AN8002 Multimeter Review
Xiaomi Screwdriver Sets: manual and electric. These are very good looking screwdriver sets, which make them great gifts for your maker friends. Christmas is close, so hurry up.
If you like 3D printing or if you’re looking for your first 3D printer, don’t miss these deals.
Recommended reading: Best Hobby 3D Printers
Turn your regular house into a smart home with some of these recommended products.
We truly recommend the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner. We can’t recommend this product enough. We have one of these (didn’t put the time to review this gadget yet) and it just changed our lives.
It works really well and cleans our entire small apartment in approximately one hour. We just go out, and when we arrive, the floor is clean! If you have dust allergy like we do and little time to clean, this is totally worth it. It cleans carpets too. Also, you can control and monitor the robot using the app while you’re out.
Other smart home gadgets that we recommend.
AliExpress 11.11 Deals
AliExpress is also running its 11.11 sale. Save up to 40% on home security products.
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[Recommended Course] Learn ESP32 with Arduino IDE
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