Steve writes –

Modern Device has a *really* sweet electronics kit for $15 that has most of the Arduino functionality at about half the price. What’s even better is that it’s about 1/3 smaller than the arduino board. Also, it now has 6 pulse width modulators due to it using an upgraded version of the microcontroller chip than the older one I had. What’s really fantastic is that this kit goes together really easily, and if you buy 10 of them, the price drops to $10 a piece… ! And it’s still an arduino! So the programming environment is cross platform and open source… just like the hardware!

bare bones arduino at Steve Cooley Fine Art – Link.