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We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s item is our extremely popular Getting Started with Arduino Kit V3.0 and the new 2nd edition of the Getting Started with Arduino book (combined $80 value). Here’s Make: Labs intern Tyler Moskowite’s review from the Guide:

The world of Arduino microcontrollers can be a challenge to break into — but not if you’re equipped with this kit, which includes all of the hardware you need to work through each of the experiments in Getting Started with Arduino, the popular introductory book by Arduino project co-founder Massimo Banzi. To make it even easier, all of the components are solder-free, except for the DC plug and battery pack – just plug, play, and learn. Not only does the book go over all of the Arduino’s features, it also gives a good overview of basic electronics. After completing this kit, I found myself ready to take on all sorts of physical computing projects.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Day 1 and 2 Giveaways: The winner of the Day 1 MakerBot giveaway was James Garrett. As you can imagine, he’s very excited. Congrats, James! Winner of Day 2 has been notified. They have 48 hours to respond.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • John Kicklighter

    This would be nice to have.

  • Colin Aubrey

    Pick me!!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    That would be fun

  • Robert

    I just started playing with an arduino, 3 months ago, great toy. Would love another for Christmas

  • Ken Simon

    I’m in.

  • Anonymous

    Been wanting these books

  • Dave Fallon

    I’m in! :) Let’s do this.

  • Daniel Chiles

    I want it

  • Jay

    Great learning opportunity!

  • Arlington Trombley

    I would enjoy learning arduino with my kids. 

  • Kevin McClure


  • Steven

    count me in

  • Dan Price

    Go Go Arduino!

  • Andrew H


  • Dave Bourgeau

    I agree with Arlington – this would be fun to work on with the kids.

  • Benjamin Huelsbergen

    Nice way to kick off the Holidays! Thanks!

  • Harvey Summers

    Oh, Good! I already have the books.If I win the kit, all I need is time. Don’t suppose that’s part of the prize?

  • Matthew Scott

    Pick me!

  • Tony Rao

    hello baby!!!!

  • Chris Dillon

    This is why the people at MAKE are awesome.

  • Andrew Fish

    Love arduino!

  • Mike Blasberg


  • Daniel Allen

    And soon after I win…. Robot Overlords for everyone! 

    well…. this might deserve more thinking.

  • Kevin Johnson

    In for five.

  • Jon

    I really need to get started with Ardunio

  • Raymond Gage

    Yes please!

  • Anonymous


  • Cathy McCaughan

    Boy teen would looove this.

  • Anonymous

    Been wanting this exact kit for a while

  • Anonymous

    Kung fu Awesome!

  • Roger Romani


  • Steve Delaney

    An excellent kit, I know several who would like this (including myself.)

  • Joe Jza Esparza

    I don’t have enough arduinos.

  • Molly Nowak

    My husband would love this!

  • Jeremiah McCoy

    I actually have been thinking of picking of picking one of those kits up for a while now. I have some deeply geeky projects I would like to start experimenting with. 

  • Glenn Langton


  • Jess DeVries

    this would be a great kit to show students at the arduino workshop i’m teaching this spring!

  • Bill Shocknesse

    Pick me!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have an Arduino yet so this would be a merry Christmas!

  • Keith Schincke

    My one and only comment on this entry is included here.

  • s hill

    my entry

  • Anonymous

    hello. this is my entry.

  • Anonymous

    I have a niece that is getting interested in robotics.  This would be a great xmas gift!

  • Kamil Sindi

    Arduino is the best! Please make my dayino!

  • Anonymous

    Hola make, good luck everyone.

  • Ryan

    Sounds fun!

  • Justin Waldfogel

    been wanting to learn arduino for awhile…this would be a great start!

  • Anonymous

    Count me in!

  • Brad Trotter

    I’d love one!

  • Laurance A. Garetto

    I can imagine the fun I would have with this kit.

  • Fred Stone

    Sign me up!

  • Joshua Winslow

    great gift idea!

  • Ted Stauffer

    A person can NEVER have too many Arduinos, in my opinion, and said person might as well be ME!

  • Roy Rodan Weaver


  • Anonymous

    Oh awesome! Who would not want one of these?

  • thecolor


  • Michael Martin

    I’m a huge fan of your kit’s. I’ve had a couple, wish I could have more :D

  • Robert Gallop

    More free stuff, wish I’d got that MakerBot though!!

  • Rahul G.

     Woo Arduino!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes please.

  • Anonymous

    Enter Me

  • Anonymous

    Consider this my contest entry.

  • Hannah Walsh

    That would be fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    This would be great to power my chicken coupe door and lights!

  • Brandon Prescott

    Christmas is coming early! I feel lucky.

  • Anonymous


  • PJ Perfetti


  • John Schuch

    Happy Holidaze!

  • GetMy Email

    Happy holidays!

  • April Pettit Heilman

    It would be great if my “nerdy” little boys had something to keep them busy of the holiday break!

  • Don Sanders

    roll the dice

  • Anonymous

    Giveaway entry.

  • Andy Rawson


  • Steven Lorenz

    This looks like a great kit

  • Bailey Mader

    I already have an Arduino, but this would be great to work with my sister or cousins on!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome, I’ve been wanting to learn arduino

  • Nathan Johnson

    Gotta Try:)

  • skestes

    My voice is my passport, verify me.

  • Dave Mueller


  • Vineet Padia

    This would be great for my little brother!

  • Kurt Schuff

    Yay Arduinos!!!!!!!

  • Kevin Waugh

    good marketing :-)

  • KB9ZWL

    Would like to learn more about Arduino.

  • John Sackey

    If I don’t win this one I will be sadder than not winning those other ones!  But then I’ll go look at kitty pictures and things will be ok.

  • Cari N

    Entering contest

  • Eric Morris

    Cool giveaway!  I’ve been looking for a chance to get into Arduino, and this would certainly be an excellent one.

  • RC

    Wow! Congrats to James for the MakerBot! Here’s hoping I can get my hands on that Arduino kit. Been wanting an Arduino for a couple of years now.

  • Michael Campbell

    i need an arduino!!

  • Charles Hobbs


  • Patrick N

    Pick me!  Pick me! :)  Can’t wait!

  • Alan Porter

    Nice toys. :-)

  • Chris Mohler

    might keep me busy for a while…

  • Brad Huffman

    OOOHH!!!  OOOHH!!  Pick me!  :)

  • Randall Jessee

    This has to be Better Than a PowerBallTkt that always proclaims “sorry, Not a winner” I’m a MAKER and I’m READY 2 WIN !

  • Anonymous

    I keep meaning to buy an arduino and that book, this would be awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Yes! I love the Arduino and wanna win one of those kits!

  • Steven Christensen

    looks like a fun kit

  • Ben

    I could use this

  • Eric M. Sullenberger

    I would love a second Arduino because I have too many projects that I want it to become permanent on.

  • Calvin Leung

    I would like one of these, i have been watching Make for the past 4 years!!! 

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Oh, man, I’ve been drooling over this Andruino stuff for about a month now & with work the way it’s been, I’ve not been able to afford any of it. Puh….leeeeeze!!!!! choose my comment!!! And anyway, MAKE RULES!

  • Timothy Tyler Dehof

    I would love to have this.

  • Anonymous

    wow!  what a great starting point!

  • Anonymous

    Great idea. Thanks!

  • Marco García


  • Chris Collander

    These daily giveaways are distracting me from Skyrim! But they are worth it!

  • Steven List

    sweet can always use a Arduino

  • John Doucet

    looks lke a fun kit

  • Dave Jensen

    Arduino! Arduino! Arduino!

  • keith corcoran

    missed entering in the last 2 giveaways so…
    yes please, yes please, yes please.

  • Michał Kardyś

    I wish I had one of your giveaway kits. Playing with it probably gives much fun and satisfaction, when you manage to ‘construct’ something with it.

  • Joel Kuncheria

    I need to break into the world of hacking… hook me up! 

  • Kevin Tierney

    Would love to win this

  • Anonymous

    Oo oo! Pick me! Pick me!

  • Sarah Pease


  • Dan Dunwoody

    This would be a great Christmas present

  • Anonymous

    Hope I win. This would complement the Thing-o-matic I ordered on Friday perfectly!!

  • Matt Maier

    Microcontrollers are black magic.

  • Jim Van Verth

    Learning more about Arduino is always a good thing.

  • Greg Treseder

    Good luck everyone!  This is a great prize.

  • Patrick Wiseman

    I’ve been wanting to “get started” with Arduino!

  • Michael Tulloch, PhD

    Sound like fun!

  • Richard Kalehoff

    Looks awesome

  • Anonymous

    Congrats James! Can’t wait until I win :-D

  • Jeremy Halvorsen

    Really interested in this, hoping to win

  • Anonymous

    Crossing my fingers.

  • Russell Cardullo

    Thanks Make!

  • Edward Shin

    Pick me!

  • Anonymous

    Crossing my fingers.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to get into Arduino!

  • Sam Juvonen

    My hat is in the ring.

  • Anonymous

    I would take one of these too.

  • Stijntjhe


  • Susan Stahl

    Boy, this is another kit I’ve been wanting!

  • Jonathan Keane

    An extra arduino would be nice.

  • Daniel Olen


  • Marlene Kettner

    would be happy to adopt one of the sets.

  • Anonymous

    Yes please, I nominate myself.

  • Cindy Marlatt

    It’s time to replace my BASIC Stamp.  This would be the perfect incentive to do so.

  • Jerry Ma

    yep, also want the arduino. 

  • Mark Edelman

    Would be cool to win an Arduino!

  • Stephen Edwards

    One Please!

  • Anthony Murillo

    Gimmee, gimmee, gimee! Pwease!

  • Daniel Kramnik

    Comment! [daniel (dot) kramnik (at) gmail (dot) com]

  • Darian Lewis

    I’ve been talking about microcontrollers at work and have garnered enough interest to get people to try them.  The sad part of this story is that I have no intention of giving them mine!  I suppose if I win today’s, I’d be forced to give it to someone at the office to continue to motivate them to make things.

  • cyber5

    I want one.

  • Jessica Aleksandrowicz

    :) I love Make Magazine, Maker Faire, and Arduino is (so far) a love in-progress

  • Anonymous

    Here goes attempt #3 :-)  Send one my way please!

  • Jeff Kramer

    I’m starting to see a pattern of non-winning here.

  • Anonymous

    Attempt #2!!!!! please pick me!!!! Thank you


  • Kevin McNeece

    Would love to win one!

  • Kent Dirckx

    Here goes another attempt!

  • Mike Burr

    Oooohhhh starting with Arduino.  Would definitely like to expand my MCU knowledge with one of those. 

  • Todd Knapek

    I can read!

  • Mike Marbut

    I have been wanting to get started with this.

  • Richard Ernest Clark

    wonder if i’m on time this time better build an arduino controlled alarm clock that pokes me when it’s time to comment

  • Michael Massey

    I have been wanting to experiment with Arduino but never pulled the trigger.  This would be a great start.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna win!

  • Nurul Hanim Hashim

    Please count me in! 

  • Rich Keer

    I’ll take one

  • Anonymous

    This would be the perfect entry into microprocessors for my son. It’s the MicroProfessor for the upcoming generation! Anyone out there old enough to have used the MicroProfessor 8088 (or was it 8085? – been about 4 decades!) Still have the op-code table in a box somewhere…

  • Michael Boschet

    I want one

  • jgencinc


  • Leo Wilkosz

    i would love one

  • Leo Wilkosz

    I would love one

  • Brandon Reilly

    I have been wanting to get into Arduino for a while… this prize looks awesome

  • Anonymous

    congats james and number two. This is a great idea and I hope to win a kit myself.
    Thank you.

  • Nick Porter

    Randomly pick me.

  • Richard Kirkpatrick

    Can I plz have one?  I am a newb when it comes to electronics and desperately need some help.

  • John Bysinger

    yes please.

  • Kitty Nikolai

    Lovin this Prize! What a fantastic opportunity for my 2 Young Makers!

  • Jim Vanderveen

    Pick me, pick me!

  • Phillip C Reed

    Sign me up!

  • Greg

    This is where I leave a comment? ok…

  • Eric Dykstra

    one, please!

  • Greg

    This is where I’m suppose to post? ok…

  • Stephen Upham

    Wow! I could really use a Getting Started with Arduino Kit and some education!

  • August M Deshais

    Consider this my comment!

  • Anonymous

    This would be awesome!

  • Jay


  • Nathan Pryor

    Getting started with the Arduino is easy. Getting finished has always been my problem.

  • Anonymous

    give me this

  • Noah Smith

    I’ve always wanted a new one ever since my Getting Started with Arduino book was stolen by my cousin (He’s now a propellerhead!) and I never really had an excuse to get a new Arduino, so I’m stuck with the NG. Here’s a perfect one!

  • Gary Oshust

    Arduinos rock!

  • Saad Ackbarally

    am doing electronics engg but unfortunately am not qualified for this contest :(

  • Anonymous

    me too!! me too!!

  • Jonathan Angliss

    Oooh, would make a great Christmas gift for my son.

  • Anonymous

    Need one for my after-school club

  • Jimmy TenBellies


  • Jimmy TenBellies


  • Jeff Green

    This sounds fun!

  • Jason Stone

    toot toot!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wanting an Arduino kit for a while, maybe I’ll win one.

  • Scott Skroch

    This looks like fun to play with.

  • Anonymous

    Arduino kits are awesome!!

  • me

    how many roads must a man walk down…

  • Anonymous

    I’d quite enjoy winning this one. Been meaning to get started with Arduino for some time.

  • James Patrick


  • André Rocha

    gimme gimme gimme

  • Rozetta Hahn

    This kit may keep my husband and son busy for a weekend!

  • Justin Forposting

    post = entry.  hooray!

  • Tavan Hendrick

    feed me seymour!

  • Anonymous

    I think an Arduino would be cool

  • Anonymous

    This would make a great starter kit for my son

  • Anonymous

    My son would love one of these to get started with his goal to build robots!

  • Christopher

    Would love this!

  • Rauno Luiv

    I’ve been saving up for one of these…

  • Fritz Charleston

    This would be fantastic, as my daughter is really curious about all the “electric stuff” I’m doing.  Throwing my name in the hat!

  • Daniel

    Yay Arduino!  Count me in.

  • Eric Weber

    Yay for posting.  Yay for making.

  • Ed McCuller Jr.


  • Mike Stackhouse

    This would be get to have and would make the members of Club Cyberia jealous.  Club Cyberia is a just started makerspace in Indianapolis.  We don’t have much yet and this would be great to start some projects with.

  • Paul van Wichen

    Cool giveaway!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to program Arduinos. I’ve got a couple of projects in mind they’d be ideal for

  • Ashley Huxley


  • Bart Stevens

    Hello from Belgium ! …I’m in :)

  • Randy Havener

    Awesome!!  This would be great for some projects I’ve always wanted to try.

  • cisco guzman

    I’ve been wanting to start with Arduino. This is great!

  • Anonymous

    This would be great to have.

  • James Carey

    I really want to learn how to program Arduino. YES PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    This would be great to have.

  • Andy

    My children are home educated and we use MAKE regularly as an educational resource. 
    An Arduino Kit would be such an exciting thing for them.

  • Danny Zinck

    tossing my name in :)

  • Michele Saxton Vozza

    My boys would love this!

  • George Koehl

    Count me in 

  • Aron Grinshtein

    When I told my mother in law about an Arduino she thought it was some sort of Armadillo.

    Anyways, I would really like to win this set.

  • Anonymous

    Arduino has blown up. I love it. On a recent plane ride, both people I sat next to knew about it!

  • Brian C. Smith

    Getting my 8 yr old daughter interested in Arduino… this would be a wonderful holiday gift for her! 

  • Anonymous


  • Marni Greene

    This would be so fantastic to play with!

  • Anonymous

    Entered! Would be fun to learn =)

  • David E Pritchard

    since I am new to the Arduino, this would be a great kit for me!

  • Jordan B

    *giant sparks, and computer explodes*

  • Mark Johnson

    The world of Arduino microcontrollers can be a challenge

  • Vincent Forgione

    Getty one of these would be pretty sweet – I could finally start learning microcontrollers :)

  • Anonymous

    My kids would enjoy the heck outta this for Make-mas

  • Ted Hille

    A post for the chance to learn Arduino?  Why sure.

  • Anonymous

    yes, this is sweet

  • Rachel P

    Recently, I wanted to get started with Arduino but was a bit hesitant. This sounds like a great opportunity for a newbie like myself to give it a go.

  • Robert Hahn

    Looks like a good father and kids project.

  • Don Barnard

    I like It!

  • David Willetts

    Great for father and kids. But I don’t know whether that would be me and my kids, or me and my father :-)

  • Mark Hanford

    Have an arduino from a couple of years ago, but really need to get “started with it”…

  • Scott Thompson


  • Anonymous

    Something great for the weekend.

  • Rob Colby

    Sounds like something to keep me busy.  Better than some other things I could be doing.  ;)

  • Tim Bell

    Have fun

  • Brian Kamen

    that would be great to win

  • Bcook65

    Love the hours of fun and creativity I have had and will continue to have and enjoy with the Arduino

  • woodshopcowboy

    Hmmm…who to give it too, that’s the question. 

  • TK

    Great looking kit and book!

  • Celia Lee

    This is the kit I’ve been eyeing for a while now.  The book would be a great bonus.

  • P D Klein

    Trying again….  Yes, Arduino!

  • NSMeta

    Love it!

  • Amaury Orozco

    this would be nice to have

  • Kyle Campbell

    Yay Arduinos!

  • Mike Krainin


  • Usama Comet

    Not fair what about us! your loyal non-Americans, :(

  • James Duncan

    “Now I can make my girl robot. This will be the best prom ever.” I love that commercial.

  • Fightcube

    Oh yeah, this is a good kit for anyone!  Hope I win ;-)  Thanks Make!

  • Bryan Thurnau

    My son would love this

  • Forrest Ledbetter

    This kit looks great.

  • Ben Stevens

    I would like an arduino

  • Joshua Niederriter

    I’d love to learn

  • Paul Liebenberg

    Wow, this is very generous, My friend and I are looking to get into arduino to control some heating circuits.

  • Anonymous

    Kit me, baby!

  • Jason Greskoviak

    Sweet, this would be very handy!

  • jcohn

    I’ve been teaching myself electronics and this would be perfect – even buying it myself. Excellent suggestion, thanks!

  • Hailey

    arduino ftw!

  • Anonymous

    Very cool way to introduce a new catalog!

  • jcohn

    I’ve been teaching myself electronics and this is an excellent suggestion, even if it’s not free!

  • Brett Fieber

    I wonder if I could create a noise cancellation device that silenced my kids?

  • Anonymous

    Oh I love Arduino, more than most of my family

  • tinyenormous

    I know just who to give this to.

  • Jeff Johnson

    I always wanted to learn about the Arduino :+)

  • Robert Kemerer

    Arduino + holiday lights = endless possibilities

  • Roby Hamilton

    Yes Please

  • Anonymous

    This one is on my Christmas list.

  • Dustin Spafford

    I’ll take it, please.

  • Matt Ryan

    Hope to win…

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been looking at this stuff considering trying some assistice devices for functional academc kids.

  • Todd Rathier

    I’ve got a bunch of things lined up to try one on.

  • Benjamin Daniel

    Sweet, this would be so helpful.

  • Ashley

    I’m learning electronics right now, so this would be nice to add to my arsenal. 

  • Ben Neudorf

    I’d love it. I’m planning to take a physical computing class this summer!

  • Timothy Peck

    Love to get this for my son!

  • gabriel haffey


  • Anonymous

    Me, me!

  • Justin Ross

    Ooh, ooh! meeee?

  • Tobias H. Alvarez

    I’d love to have an arduino. I already have some electronics. Programming is really cool.

  • Chris Hunt

    Please pick me!

  • Josh Runge

    Cool, an excuse to play with microcontrollers.

  • Martin Jameson

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Tom Heiman

    PLease pick me!!

  • Luther D Ransom Jr

    If I win this I’ll get started on a robot to go get my mail.

  • Nathaniel Quillin

    Nothing is better than sharing the art of making things with other people

  • Justin St. Giles Payne

    Be nice to have another UNO around the place.

  • Anonymous

    Sweet. My son would love one!!!

  • spdbmp

    A good place to start.

  • James Seymour

    That’s a nice kit :)

  • James Bremenour

    I’ve been delaying working with arduinos for a long time, preferring to build my own first (very pleased when I received Volume 25, yet I stand sans arduino).  This opportunity, however, might just squelch any further delays!

  • Anonymous

    Arduino ftw!

  • Josiah Ritchie

    Yep, that looks like another great giveaway.

  • Jackie Patton

    Yay Arduino!

  • Anonymous

    Please, get me started.

  • Anonymous

    Please, get me started.

  • John Farrell Kuhns

    When you’re ready to purchase your Arduinos and other hobby items including chemicals and glassware be sure to visit

  • Christian Carl Brink


  • pete_hardie

    There’s always room for one more Arduino!

  • Anonymous

    I want to learn how to make Arduino projects

  • RDB

    I bought the large kit from RadioShack

    wouldn’t mind another to play with

  • Dan Wisnosky


  • John Newman

    I need  to get started , so I hope it wins.

  • Forrest Frye


  • Robert Feinberg

    Keeping my fingers crossed…

  • Jesse Johnson

    I was just looking for a kit to get me started with Arduino!  I am an electronics novice in general, so this should be right up my alley.

  • John Newman

    I hope I win, this will kick start my Arduiny

  • andy.mello


  • Mark VandeWettering

    I’d love to get some Arduino goodies!

  • Aaron Cox

    I have so many ideas for this kit!! Fingers crossed!!

  • Dan O’Brien

    Sounds like a great prize!

  • Bart Patrzalek

    Would love to experiment with an arduino for the first time!

  • Scott McKittrick

    That would be really fun to try. :-)

  • Scott Nopp

    Can’t say no to this chance.

  • Anonymous

    A good way to get started.

  • Bryan Wingfield

    This would be a great chance to finally jump into Arduino projects!

  • Tom Mahady

    A nice ground up arduino intro is what I need to get started.

  • Anonymous


  • Dave Jenkins

    Great way to check out Arduino

  • Thomas Kilgour

    yes please!

  • Dimitri Katsaros

    Thank you for this!

  • Tomasz Piasecki

    Nice set to get started!

  • Robert Templeton

    I’ll take one.

  • Robert J McTasney

    Wow, this is really cool!

  • Mary Edwards Johnson

    Great give-aways! Thanks for encouraging all of us makers!

  • Tod Stetson

    I have a 13 year old brother in law who would love this.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to enter the giveaway please.

  • Anonymous

    With this I will begin the skynet build. World domination is mine.

  • John Morris

    I have been turning my high school students on to Make: to get them into creating things themselves.  Most kids have never even built a kite from scratch!  We need to get kids doing things again instead of just sitting back and receiving things that have been done for them.

  • John Walker

    This is the kind of kit to start a Make career!

  • Michael Daly

    I have so many ideas of things to make with an arduino, but have not been able to get a start at it, this would be great!

  • Tom Stearns

    If I win, I’m going to give this kit too my nephew. He loves electronic making like me but he doesn’t have arduino so he needs this kit.

  • Josh Larios

    RIght on. I’m probably going to get my wife one of these for Christmas, so winning one would be perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Need this.

  • Anonymous

    Hurray for Arduino!

  • Jeff Sandys

    Arduino Rules.  I’m ordering the $25 Uno with a motor shield.

  • Anonymous

    Its better to give than receive unless you are receiving because you won something

  • Anonymous

    These are great!

  • Bennett Benson

    All your Arduino are belong to us.

  • Barry Sinclair


  • Wehaf Urchiken

    I’ve wanted for a while to try my hand at some Arduino hacking.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  • Gary Dion

    This is an awesome idea.  Keep ’em coming!

  • Jerry Heiselman

    The perfect kit to expand my micro-controller learning! Thanks @Make:twitter 

  • Parker Miner

    i want one!!! jobless stay at home dad here. give me something to automate my sprinkler system with!!! Thanks a bunch!

  • Anonymous

    I’d very much like to give programming for Arduino a try.

  • Kyle Steers


  • Michael Beck

    Thank you!

  • kev

    Yes, please!

  • Andrew

    This is a nice prize.  Thanks for these giveaways!

  • Phil Batey

    RE: James Barrett winning the Thing-O-Matic : that guy is one lucky man.

  • brady wang


  • Shannon Sivertsen

    If I win this I will use it for PURELY EVIL PURPOSES!!! MWAHAHAHAA!!!!!

  • Kelly H

    Yay! It’s like the twelve days of Christmas for tech geeks!

  • Kelly H

    Yay! It’s like the twelve days of Christmas for tech geeks!

  • Anonymous

    entry – Arduino rocks

  • Juli Fowler

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Kevin M

    Yes please!

  • George Hart

    This looks like fun. G

  • Jason Levi

    Wow this would be great.  Let the great random picker, pick little old me.

  • Lance Pearson

    So far a science project and a race timer.

  • Joseph Elsbernd


  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to share an Arduino with a friend.

  • Aaron & Vicki Tunell

    Woo Hoo!

  • Jerry Ficke

    please send me one.

  • Brian Vogel

    this would be cool.

  • Jessica Harris


  • Anonymous

    I didn’t win the makerbot but an arduino kit would be a good consolation prize.

  • George Suarez

    Dies this mean I didn’t win the MakerBot?

  • Kalani Kirk Hausman

    I have been using Arduinos to teach all kids of electronics and control technology applications to Scouts. These are amazing little boards – robust, flexible and very well supported!

  • Anonymous

    No, they’re all mine!

  • Anonymous

    Yay Kit-A-Day … Love it.

  • mobius1ski

    Go ahead. MAKE my day.

  • Anonymous

    DO WANT!

  • Nick Bontrager

    hope i win!

  • Cam

    arduino me.

  • Michal Chamedes

    Oh SWEEEEET! Finally, it’s about time….

  • Ken Frohriep

    3d print this

  • James Dietrich

    My Duemilanove is looking a little worse for wear…a nice shiny Uno would be a good addition to the workbench.

  • Cyndy

    Wonderful give-away :)  :)

  • urig

    Awesome giveaway! I hope to win so I can learn how to remotely control a toy steam engine (family heirloom from the 1930’s!) that I’m restoring.

  • Russ Jarowski

    I could use an Arduino.

  • Matt

    Super excited to get into Arduino.  Here’s to hoping.

  • Andrea Nesbitt

    I want to play!  Fingers crossed!

  • Mario

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Matt Parry

    We’re using Arduino Uno boards in our research lab to make cheap but reliable lab equipment. It would be nice to have a board for home!

  • Anonymous

    Me, me!

  • JD Wallace


  • Kirt Stanke

    Fingers crossed.

  • Peter Natale
  • Christopher Cimiluca

    Maybe if I had another to make it jealous, my old arduino wouldn’t just sit there mocking me.

  • Anna Aj Tivol

    What a wonderful give-away!

  • Billy J. Dale

    arudino = awesome

  • Scott Mahoney

    this is a good one!

  • Daniel Heath

    Hell yeah!

  • Anonymous

    I defintely want to learn more arduino.

  • Nathaniel Stephens

    yes please

  • Ethan Dicks

    Entry. Thank you.

  • Laurence Doss

    Pick this comment.

  • Anonymous

    Love Arduino, need this kit to build the Ardbot in my classroom!!

  • Scott

    I think this is a great idea!

  • razvan lixandru

    Arduino rulez!

  • Bic Wood

    Really great product.  If you don’t win it, buy it.

  • Daryl Winsinger

    I can haz?

  • Gregg Morris

    Imagine the mischief one could get up to with this!

  • Christopher Verdon

    I’m not really ready, still figuring out capacitors, but at least it would be there when I needed it.

  • John Williams

    You can never have too many Arduinos.

  • Kevin Sexton

    I’ve only started with arduino, this would let me try more stuff, including tutorials I didn’t have the parts for, and be one more project I wouldn’t have to disassemble to start another.

  • Lee Szuba

    The arduino is by far one of the fastest ways to get started with embedded programming. Having another would be fantastic!

  • Trevor Schlientz

    This would make for a great start in the world of Arduino.

  • Anonymous

    Brings back the old days of working electronic projects with a book propped up nearby.

  • Nathan W Heilman


  • Jim

    Way to go, great starter kit!

  • Addie

    Huzzah! Never had an Arduino before…

  • John Wood

    Step 1 – Make a LED Blink
    Step 2 – Make it play Crysis
    Step 3 – Re-evaluate step 2 goals.

  • Cesar Diaz

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Arduino

  • Anonymous

    This would be awesome!

  • Storm Melager

    Haven’t tried Arduino’s yet. This would be the perfect way to start.

  • Troy Reihsen

    Would love to try it out!

  • all mine

    have been wanting to play with an arduino but my wallet keeps telling me no

  • Dennis Wilkinson

    Yes, please.

  • Dan Koss

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Brad

    Arduino is cool.

  • John Anderson

    My kids will enjoy having their own.

  • Alex Gorzen

    Today is my birthday, and this would be an awesome gift!

  • Annalisa Little

    This looks really cool!

  • Zach Thralls

    fingers are crossed

  • Anonymous

    I’m ready to get started with Arduino

  • Thomas Logan

    I hope I win this, I’ve been wanting to try out Arduino for a while now.

  • Paul Klemstine

    If I don’t win this, things will not fair well for you all after the Singularity.

  • Drew Karl

    Life is Arduino!!!

  • Daniel Rubio

    I have wanted to get an Arduino for some time. Hopefully this will be my chance to get started.

  • Anonymous

    Yeahhh! Count me in!

  • Robert Durgin

    Looks like a good kit!

  • Anonymous

    Dear Maker Claus,
    Please add this to my wish list. I can’t find my bread board anywhere. I know it’s with a whole bunch of electrical components that would go great with this kit.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to get my hands on the Arduino kit

  • Tom Warin

    I would like to win this, please and thank you.

  • Roger Pico


  • Anonymous

    Thanks for this giveaway.  Would love to win this.

  • Peter Gomes

    Me + Arduino = endless possibilities 

  • Vandasian

    I can always use an Arduino.

  • Kasper Van de Laar

    I want to win this sooooooo bad!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I would love some Arduino goodies for xmas!

  • Gary Neal

    Another great giveaway.

  • William Homan-Muise

    Love this site

  • Anonymous

    Yea! Another chance to win.

  • Anonymous

    This would be cool to win

  • Bernie Solo

    Great giveaway! Thanks MAKE!

  • Geoff Haisty

    Looking for a good electronics present for the kids (and maybe me too), this would rock.

  • Travis Dahl

    Mmmm.  Microcontrolled goodness…

  • Allen Boehm

    Nice Kit.

  • Andrew Maxwell-Parish

    Yes please.

  • Christian Curtis

    Love the arduino

  • Anonymous

    Who doesn’t need another Arduino?

  • Bryan Keen


  • Wai Wong

    Arduino rocks! But I need one to start messing with it first :) I have a lot of ideas with it :)

  • Panda FuFu

    I hope I win!

  • Hisashi T Fujinaka

    We all need more Arduinos!

  • Jeff Tilton

    Great giveaway! Hope I win!

  • Michele Shoats

    I hope to win!!

  • KY

    Pretty cool! My little sis would love this

  • Josh Wenzel

    More Arduinos are always a good thing.

  • Gary Matheis

    Make Magazine ROCKS !

  • James Thomas

    I have been looking for an opportunity to break into electronics and arduino in particular… I would LOVE to win this.

  • Steven White

    Thanks for the great contest.

  • Keith Woeltje

    Ooh, ooh. Me, me, me, pick me.

  • Edward Ng

    Thanks again for the giveaways!

  • Anonymous

    This would be a great gift to get a family member started.

  • William Chase

    Very generous. I could get a nephew started on the right track.

  • Alex Boucher

    ohhhh! i would love one of these to play with

  • Eric Thompson

    I already use Arduino, but I’ll take this, anyway.  Good for getting friends started.

  • Kevin Baucom

    cant have too many of these

  • Laurie Marder

    I bought & read “Getting Started with Arduino” more than a year ago, but never had an actual Arduino to play with!

  • Louis Grenzebach

    Holy awesome fun time. I’ve just started looking into DIY electronics and this would be FANTASTIC as a jump start.

  • Ray Garlough

    nice piece of kit

  • Colin Faulkingham


  • Bryan Duxbury

    Would love to win this…

  • Danny Chamberlin

    ooohh! Arduino!

  • Anonymous

    I am a noy-very-handy Mom to a very handy son who would just  love this.

  • Anonymous


  • David Schick

    A very cool set. 

  • greg sprague

    I Would Love to have a free arduino

  • Andy III

    Woohoo Freebies!!!

  • Anonymous

    I want to get started.

  • Anonymous

    Ive always wanted to learn about Arduino for when the machines rise up.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win one of these! @saraminda:twitter 

  • Peter Phelps

    I am bi-winning.

  • Richard Bowers

    I’m looking at building a pair of K-9 robots for my twins – some more Arduino goodness would help.

  • Tané Tachyon

    I’ve been getting more and more interested in Arduino — this would be great!

  • Chris Blessing


  • Mitch


  • Anonymous

    Oooo..  Toys….


  • Hunter Harr

    I’d like one of those, please

  • Ryan Rose

    Woo Wooo!!!

    Arduino’s all around!

  • Danny Oakley

    Arduino’s the way to go!

  • Stephen Johnson

    Include me in, please.

  • Joshua Sommerman

    still got no chance

  • Ktulu

    Arduino Arduino Arduino!!!

  • Nancy Martin Robertson

    I would love to win this for my son.

  • Aaron Krebeck

    Gods of random, smile upon me!

  • Glenn Robertson

    This would be a great present for my son!!

  • Michael Johnson

    Yea…love arduino…

  • Anonymous

    Arduino visions in my head!

  • Justin

    i really really would love to win an arduino kit

  • Joseph Driscoll

    Arduino is truly a blast to play with. 

  • Jack AZ

    Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  • Trent Fisher

    sign me up!

  • Whitney Powell

    I’ll only use it for good, I swear!

  • Dave Renzo

    Such a cool contest, even cooler prizes.

  • Jodi

    I want it! I want it!

  • Matt Kummer

    I’ve always wanted to try Arduino!

  • Victor

    Count me in.

  • Anonymous


  • Zack Brady

    Luck be a lady tonight!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that’s a cool kit. 

  • Firm Read Tothong

    Oh, come on, arduino!

  • Aîmée Piyatas


  • Daniel

    I’m in. Love to win this one!

  • Steph

    here’s my entry – this kit would be great for teaching

  • Billy Roesener

    I’ve been wanting to buy an arduino for a long time.  Winning one would be even better :)

  • Anonymous

    Another great deal thanks for the fun

  • tonyvr

    sigh, I never win anything

  • Xander M. Cesari

    This would be a ton of fun.

  • Rob Maxwell

    Yes, please!

  • Thomas Reynolds

    Big money!

  • Franz Gerdes

    i smell a winner

  • Anonymous

    If you keep this up, you will convert the world from observers to makers! keep up the good work.

  • Scott Lewin


  • Scott Lewin

    Please add me into the contest.  I have a limited budget and would very much love to start in Arduino and electronics in general.  This would give me the ability to do so.

  • Phillip McCary III

    Arduino Rocks, MAKE Rocks; together it’s a Concert!

  • Anonymous

    You say Ar-dween-yo… I say Ar-dwan-yo…

  • Phillip McCary III

    Arduino Rocks, MAKE Rocks; together it’s a Concert!

  • D.j. Moritz

    Gosh These are cool.

  • Ismail Jadun


  • Christopher Hipple

    Win Arduino, make holiday themed Arduino item.

  • Anonymous

    Arduino looks very cool.

  • Jeffrey Ouellette

    Trying again. One good way to start the new year is with new electronics….

  • Rhombi Terrier

    Woof!  Need it for my dog-food-o-matic.

  • Calvin Hu

    I lost my Arduino, so this would be really awesome.

  • David Catlin

    I Love this idea!! It will be a great start to my many projects!! First will be ambient lighting for my house.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to get started with this kit.

  • Anonymous

    Love the arduino!

  • Helene McLaughlin

    Love the Arduino!

  • Sean Smith

    I’d love to win this!

  • Matthew

    I would like this please!

  • Ryan Holler


  • Anonymous

    Love to get this for my son.  He’s learning some computer programing at school, this would be a great way to expand his horizons.

  • Anonymous

    I hope I win so I can make some sweet robots

  • Anonymous

    Just took a class with micro controllers..would love an arduino to continue learning at home.

  • Steve Gregg

    Would love to get this

  • T. Payton

    Count me in.

  • Benjamin Andrew

    I would love this!

  • Anonymous

    I have never won anything… ever. But, I will try.

  • Mr. Elemental

    I’m totally going to that arduino.

  • Steve Bohlson

    Sounds awesome. Hope I win!

  • Brian Givens


  • Brian Garland

    I’ll take one

  • saucy stranger


  • Anonymous

    This would be nice.

  • Anonymous

    Yes yes 1000 times yes maker bot me

  • Jonathan Lang

    Sweet! When are you going to start shipping to Radio Shack? I know I could order it from you but I’d like to be able to buy locally.

  • Jason Dubrow


  • Owen Collins

    I’m crossing my fingers.

  • Matt

    would be awesome to get

  • Matthew Read

    Neat contest. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    yes please

  • Barry Briggs

    I would love to try one!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to win one

  • Scott P Leslie

    My son would love this.

  • LarZ F

    Here, kitty, kitty kitty kit

  • Nathan Llewellyn

    oh please let me win!

  • Anonymous

    I have wanted to learn ardunio for awhile, this would be a great start.

  • Paul Boardman

    Aye, laddie!

  • Ellen Hartman


  • Jean Jambas

    What a great way to start with Arduino.

  • Chris Pilla

    Too late? I hope not.

  • Anonymous

    Hook me up!

  • Bryon Huffman

    I think this will be the coolest way to bring more people into the fold of adding electronics to more stuff.. the more we play the more we learn.. yea arduino… got to love the make people..

  • Bryon Huffman

    I am tring to win a kit from the make: people.. check out their website.

  • the obnoxious


  • Kyle Wurster

    I’d love to win and arduino.

  • Dawid Pol

    architecture and the digital world will unite.

  • Patrick Bynum

    This kit is mine

  • Anonymous

    I can build chevy motors all day long but electronics wow this will be a great place to start

  • Cash Stramel

    MLTaylor really needs this.  Give it to him.  NOW!

  • Erik Mendoza

    Thank you Makezine!

  • Melissa Darou

    “Please mom!” My techie maker boy would love this for Christmas! Can you help Santa out? Thanks!

  • Kalani Kirk Hausman

     @ Jonathan Lang>

    Make’s Arduino book is in most RadioShacks now, along with the RS Uno Arduino, Arduino Mega, and some shields (Proto, Ethernet, SD, and Motor Control so far).

  • Anonymous

    Very cool give away. Could be lots of fun.

  • Gudrun ‘Gudi’ Thomassen

    OO! Me please!

  • John

    I love Arduino!  This would be great.  Thanks for a fantastic contest!

  • Greg Chambers

    Hell yeah, I can use another arduino

  • Anonymous

    So much to control, so little time…

  • Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith


  • Matt McAleer

    sign me up

  • Andrew Smith

    Good luck me.

  • Tomasz Chmielewski

    Was planning on getting this for Christmas. Getting it for free would be even better.

  • Dean Ansley

    Want! *drool* Think of all of the possible things I could do with the Arduino prize! *crossing fingers* It would be the best Christmas ever! :)

  • Anonymous

    I could do with another one of these….

  • Scott Savage

    Always wanted one of these :)

  • Charles Haase

    Sweet giveaway!

  • Eric

    This would be excellent

  • Mike Sheehan

    What can you say Arduino’s are awesome.  I already have this kit but have a couple other friends who would love to have this.  So if I win today’s giveaway it’s going to one of them.

  • David C Dean

    Hopefully, all your arduino are belong to me.

  • Farzad Battiwalla

    This sounds so sweet. Thanks :)

  • Gina Chin Fatt

    trying to make a device close to the “enough already” device that mutes the tv during ads.

  • Jesse Hawkins

    Tossing my name in the hat.  Thanks you, people of MAKE – you are making technology fun for many, many people.

  • mvsorola

    looks fun!

  • Anonymous

    Count me In on this one. I have to work around devices that use custom pc boards and sensors, and not only would I would love to be able to know how they function for my own purposes and creations, but to be able to communicate with the people who actualy develope them at my office.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to try this out!

  • Tommy Phillips

    I would love to give this to my niece …

  • Anonymous

    I would love to have this kit

  • Anonymous

    Woo Arduino!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to have this kit!

  • Anonymous

    my comment

  • Fernie Renteria

    Ooh! ooh! Pick me! This way I don’t have to tell my wife to get it for Christmas and have her wind up getting the wrong thing. :/ She gets so bored when I talk Arduino!

  • Mike Sullivan

    I looked up from my life… and realized that everyone seems to have ditched the PIC’s and gone over to this Arduino stuff. Only done a few PIC jobs, but I’ve done a fair amount with Atmel. I’ll have to check this out.

  • Fernie Renteria

    oooh! oooh! me! me!

  • Josh Hohendorf

    my conment

  • Anonymous

    could always use a second arduino.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love one of theses.

  • Michael Andrews

    I need Arduino……..

  • Samuel Zavala Azpurua

    give it too me!!

  • Kevin

    Start me up.

  • Sean Faherty

    I would ask for an arduino for christmas, but I’m pretty sure no one else knows what that is…

  • roberto

    I’m in…
    still lamenting missing the makerbot give-away

  • Anonymous

    I love Arduino! What fun.

  • Gavin Hemeon

    now this is definately the kit i would like to win :)

  • Nabil Tewolde


  • Kenneth Olsen

    One Arduino to rule them all.

  • Loren Micheloni

    Yay for Arduino!

  • Janice Galeckas

    Tossing in my comment.

  • Wes King

    add me in

  • Caleb Cotter

    My Daily Gift Entry!!!

  • Anonymous

    I want to get started!

  • Kelley

    way cool!

  • mike kim

    i want one

  • Paul Kettle Jr

    I have been trying to teach myself embedded processing (PIC family) for years, and keep hitting a brick wall.  From what I have read, the Arduino microcontrollers are easier to learn and integrate with projects.

  • Matthew Wetmore

    Another try…

  • Todd Ferguson

    I would love this!

  • Kendall lui


  • elhanan greig

    Well here’s my entry… happy trails ya’ll!

  • Mark Dabelstein

    Yay! Pick Me!

  • Zack Hiatt

    This is great.

  • M Alovert

    random. post. comment. contest. context. yay.

  • Gabrielle Yu

    I would absolutely LOVE one of these!

  • shawn


  • Anonymous

    Hooray contests

  • Anonymous

    Worth the effort!

  • Anonymous

    Love to learn and play!

  • Earth Orbit

    I would be very pleased to receive this kit. With it, I can take over the world!

  • Nathan Hesson


  • Anonymous

    I want one!

  • Pat Sharkey

    Arduino for the win!

  • Martin Bentley

    Ooo…. Arduino….

  • Andy VanSchoiack

    I wanna win!!

  • Steve Custer

    I’d love to win this one, too :).

  • David Howard

    Can’t beat a free Arduino!

  • Anonymous

    Love your contest. An Arduino could definitely get me off my ass.

  • Jon Pruett

    Love the contest!

  • pepik

    Just what I wanted for Solstice!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to want this, Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Getting started w/Arduino Kit v3.0 and Getting Started w/Arduino 2nd Ed

  • Ken Frohriep

    maker bot please

  • Sara Roper

    yes, I need it!

  • Terry Pittman

    After shopping this weekend for my wife and my kids, and trying to figure out what I want for xmas, I now know! An Arduino kit would be perfec! I hope to be lucky enough to have my name drawn.

  • Ed Kellogg

    This I would like.

  • Yorgie Yorgenson

    Make me!

  • Julie Woodman

    Please please

  • Anonymous

    As a completely clueless Mom with the smartest, most wonderful, most imaginative, and certainly most embarrassed teen on the web, I’d Love to win this to get started!

  • Chris Williams

    This would make an awesome project my nephews and I could do together.

  • Gerry Cargile

    This looks like fun.

  • Nathan Luoto

    I hope its me!

  • Patrik D’haeseleer

    Ooh – just in time…

  • Anonymous

    Do want

  • Anonymous

    enter me

  • David Black

    gimme gimme gimme :)

  • William Priola


  • Anonymous

    Commenting is now closed for this giveaway. A new one will be posted at 9am PST this morning (Monday).

  • Daniel

    Cool book

  • La Juana Stewart

    can i win this????i would like to.