What better way to learn programming than with an Arduino-powered tank? 9to5Toys Specials is offering this experience with the Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit for $80 shipped.
Along with a custom Arduino, this pack provides everything you could possibly need for building your own robot. Led by easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll get the necessary tools and an assortment of components to construct either a tank or a three-wheeled car, with the mainframe of each made from sturdy aluminum.
In the process, you’ll pick up key knowledge of electronics, as well as how to program your vehicle. This includes allocating specific maneuvers to buttons on the supplied remote control. It makes for a fun way to spend the weekend, and a great introduction to programming.
The current deal wipes 46% off the standard price of the Makeblock kit, and you get free shipping to the Continental US.