Unlike many festive Christmas countdowns that supply a daily surprise in the form of a chocolate or other edible treat, the Haynes Retro Radio Advent Calendar sets itself apart by helping consumers make a DIY radio.
Although the 24-step project could be completed in an afternoon, the advent calendar challenges people to open each window like a traditional advent calendar, one day at a time. Once all of the steps have been revealed, a set of batteries, which are not included, needs to be added to complete the fully functional FM radio.
In recent years, niche advent calendars have been created for the interests of craft beer lovers, pet parents and more. This particular Retro Radio Advent Calendar has appeal for those who have become invested in maker culture.