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Feel the power of open source development with these Arduino starter kits

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Posted on May 16, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 2:18 pm CDT

Are you dreaming of new electronic inventions you’d develop – if only you had the tools? Arduino is an open source, computer hardware and software platform that specializes in the development of microcontroller kits. Learning to use it means you can build digital devices and interactive objects. Check out these four Arduino products to get started.

1. Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle


This Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle is the perfect place to begin. It contains eight e-books of project-based instruction. You’ll learn to make your own wearables (see you later, Apple Watch). You’ll even learn to harness the power of data with the Internet of Things Arduino guide.

Get it here for $10, or 96% off the original price of $253.92.

2. SainSmart UNO for Arduino


Build incredible interactive electronic objects with Arduino using the SainSmart UNO microcontroller board. It lets you experiment with building complex communication systems between physical electronic devices.

Get it here for $53.99, reduced from $66.99.

3. SainSmart 4WD Robot Car


Who doesn’t love a good robotics project? With the SainSmart 4WD Robot Car, you can build a completely functional robot with ease. This kit lets you master the basics of robotics and is perfect for beginners. Get handy with applications of Arduino and learn the methodology of controlling a car while connected to a computer.

Get it here for $77.99, reduced from $95.99.

4. Flexbot Hexacopter Kit


What’s better than the flying power of a helicopter? Build your own completely DIY helicopter with this Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. The Flexbot features a straightforward construction and can be controlled directly from your smartphone.

Get it here for $89.99, reduced from $119.99.


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*First Published: May 16, 2017, 8:31 am CDT