What better way to learn code and electronics than by building a robotic tank? It’s one of two projects you’ll conquer in the Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit, now on offer at TechnoBuffalo Deals for $79.99 shipped.
The Arduino was designed to make electronics accessible, and this kit has similar aims. You get all the necessary parts and tools for building the tank, or a three-wheeler car, along with a guide to coding your new vehicle. The instructional is approachable even for an absolute beginner, and it offers a gentle learning curve.
You’ll learn to program the supplied remote control with your own commands. On the hardware side, the chassis of each vehicle is made from aluminum parts. There are also plenty of electronics to fiddle with — another educational experience — but no tricky soldering is required. Bearing in mind that the kit even supplies a custom Arduino, all you need to provide is the batteries.
The current deal wipes 46% off the price of the Makeblock kit, with free shipping to the Continental US.