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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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. This would be nice to have.

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    That would be fun

  4. Robert says:

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

  5. Ken Simon says:

    I’m in.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Been wanting these books

  7. Dave Fallon says:

    I’m in! :) Let’s do this.

  8. Jay says:

    Great learning opportunity!

  9. I would enjoy learning arduino with my kids. 

  10. Dan Price says:

    Go Go Arduino!

  11. Dave Bourgeau says:

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

  12. Nice way to kick off the Holidays! Thanks!

  13. 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?

  14. Matthew Scott says:

    Pick me!

  15. Tony Rao says:

    hello baby!!!!

  16. Chris Dillon says:

    This is why the people at MAKE are awesome.

  17. Daniel Allen says:

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

    well…. this might deserve more thinking.

  18. Kevin Johnson says:

    In for five.

  19. Jon says:

    I really need to get started with Ardunio

  20. Raymond Gage says:

    Yes please!

  21. Anonymous says:


  22. Boy teen would looove this.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Been wanting this exact kit for a while

  24. Anonymous says:

    Kung fu Awesome!

  25. Roger Romani says:


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

  27. I don’t have enough arduinos.

  28. Molly Nowak says:

    My husband would love this!

  29. Jeremiah McCoy says:

    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. 

  30. Glenn Langton says:


  31. Jess DeVries says:

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

  32. Anonymous says:

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

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

  34. s hill says:

    my entry

  35. Anonymous says:

    hello. this is my entry.

  36. Anonymous says:

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

  37. Kamil Sindi says:

    Arduino is the best! Please make my dayino!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Hola make, good luck everyone.

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

  40. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  41. Brad Trotter says:

    I’d love one!

  42. Laurance A. Garetto says:

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

  43. Ted Stauffer says:

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

  44. Anonymous says:

    Oh awesome! Who would not want one of these?

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

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

  47. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me

  48. Anonymous says:

    Consider this my contest entry.

  49. Hannah Walsh says:

    That would be fantastic!

  50. Anonymous says:

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

  51. Christmas is coming early! I feel lucky.

  52. Anonymous says:


  53. PJ Perfetti says:


  54. GetMy Email says:

    Happy holidays!

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

  56. Anonymous says:

    Giveaway entry.

  57. Andy Rawson says:


  58. This looks like a great kit

  59. Bailey Mader says:

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

  60. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, I’ve been wanting to learn arduino

  61. skestes says:

    My voice is my passport, verify me.

  62. Vineet Padia says:

    This would be great for my little brother!

  63. Kurt Schuff says:

    Yay Arduinos!!!!!!!

  64. Kevin Waugh says:

    good marketing :-)

  65. KB9ZWL says:

    Would like to learn more about Arduino.

  66. John Sackey says:

    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.

  67. Cari N says:

    Entering contest

  68. Eric Morris says:

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

  69. RC says:

    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.

  70. Charles Hobbs says:


  71. Patrick N says:

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

  72. Chris Mohler says:

    might keep me busy for a while…

  73. Brad Huffman says:

    OOOHH!!!  OOOHH!!  Pick me!  :)

  74. 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 !

  75. Anonymous says:

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

  76. Anonymous says:

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

  77. Steven Christensen says:

    looks like a fun kit

  78. Ben says:

    I could use this

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

  80. Calvin Leung says:

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

  81. Anonymous says:


  82. Anonymous says:


  83. Anonymous says:

    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!

  84. I would love to have this.

  85. Anonymous says:

    wow!  what a great starting point!

  86. Anonymous says:

    Great idea. Thanks!

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

  88. Steven List says:

    sweet can always use a Arduino

  89. Dave Jensen says:

    Arduino! Arduino! Arduino!

  90. keith corcoran says:

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

  91. 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.

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

  93. Would love to win this

  94. Anonymous says:

    Oo oo! Pick me! Pick me!

  95. Dan Dunwoody says:

    This would be a great Christmas present

  96. Anonymous says:

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

  97. Matt Maier says:

    Microcontrollers are black magic.

  98. Learning more about Arduino is always a good thing.

  99. Good luck everyone!  This is a great prize.

  100. Patrick Wiseman says:

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

  101. Anonymous says:

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

  102. Really interested in this, hoping to win

  103. Anonymous says:

    Crossing my fingers.

  104. Anonymous says:

    Crossing my fingers.

  105. Anonymous says:

    Would love to get into Arduino!

  106. Sam Juvonen says:

    My hat is in the ring.

  107. Anonymous says:

    I would take one of these too.

  108. Susan Stahl says:

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

  109. Jonathan Keane says:

    An extra arduino would be nice.

  110. Daniel Olen says:


  111. would be happy to adopt one of the sets.

  112. Anonymous says:

    Yes please, I nominate myself.

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

  114. Jerry Ma says:

    yep, also want the arduino. 

  115. Mark Edelman says:

    Would be cool to win an Arduino!

  116. Gimmee, gimmee, gimee! Pwease!

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

  118. Darian Lewis says:

    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.

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

  120. Anonymous says:

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

  121. Jeff Kramer says:

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

  122. Anonymous says:

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


  123. Would love to win one!

  124. Kent Dirckx says:

    Here goes another attempt!

  125. Mike Burr says:

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

  126. Mike Marbut says:

    I have been wanting to get started with this.

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

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

  129. Anonymous says:

    I wanna win!

  130. Nurul Hanim Hashim says:

    Please count me in! 

  131. Anonymous says:

    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…

  132. Brandon Reilly says:

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

  133. Anonymous says:

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

  134. Nick Porter says:

    Randomly pick me.

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

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

  137. Greg says:

    This is where I leave a comment? ok…

  138. Greg says:

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

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

  140. Consider this my comment!

  141. Anonymous says:

    This would be awesome!

  142. Nathan Pryor says:

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

  143. Anonymous says:

    give me this

  144. Noah Smith says:

    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!

  145. Saad Ackbarally says:

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

  146. Anonymous says:

    me too!! me too!!

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

  148. Anonymous says:

    Need one for my after-school club

  149. Anonymous says:

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

  150. Scott Skroch says:

    This looks like fun to play with.

  151. Anonymous says:

    Arduino kits are awesome!!

  152. me says:

    how many roads must a man walk down…

  153. Anonymous says:

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

  154. Rozetta Hahn says:

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

  155. Anonymous says:

    I think an Arduino would be cool

  156. Anonymous says:

    This would make a great starter kit for my son

  157. Anonymous says:

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

  158. Rauno Luiv says:

    I’ve been saving up for one of these…

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

  160. Daniel says:

    Yay Arduino!  Count me in.

  161. Eric Weber says:

    Yay for posting.  Yay for making.

  162. 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.

  163. Paul van Wichen says:

    Cool giveaway!

  164. Anonymous says:

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

  165. Ashley Huxley says:


  166. Bart Stevens says:

    Hello from Belgium ! …I’m in :)

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

  168. cisco guzman says:

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

  169. Anonymous says:

    This would be great to have.

  170. James Carey says:

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

  171. Anonymous says:

    This would be great to have.

  172. Andy says:

    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.

  173. Danny Zinck says:

    tossing my name in :)

  174. George Koehl says:

    Count me in 

  175. 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.

  176. Anonymous says:

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

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

  178. Anonymous says:


  179. Marni Greene says:

    This would be so fantastic to play with!

  180. Anonymous says:

    Entered! Would be fun to learn =)

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

  182. Jordan B says:

    *giant sparks, and computer explodes*

  183. Mark Johnson says:

    The world of Arduino microcontrollers can be a challenge

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

  185. Anonymous says:

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

  186. Ted Hille says:

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

  187. Anonymous says:

    yes, this is sweet

  188. Rachel P says:

    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.

  189. Robert Hahn says:

    Looks like a good father and kids project.

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

  191. Mark Hanford says:

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

  192. Anonymous says:

    Something great for the weekend.

  193. Rob Colby says:

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

  194. Brian Kamen says:

    that would be great to win

  195. Bcook65 says:

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

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

  197. TK says:

    Great looking kit and book!

  198. Celia Lee says:

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

  199. P D Klein says:

    Trying again….  Yes, Arduino!

  200. Amaury Orozco says:

    this would be nice to have

  201. Kyle Campbell says:

    Yay Arduinos!

  202. Mike Krainin says:


  203. Usama Comet says:

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

  204. James Duncan says:

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

  205. Fightcube says:

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

  206. My son would love this

  207. Forrest Ledbetter says:

    This kit looks great.

  208. Ben Stevens says:

    I would like an arduino

  209. Joshua Niederriter says:

    I’d love to learn

  210. Paul Liebenberg says:

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

  211. Anonymous says:

    Kit me, baby!

  212. Sweet, this would be very handy!

  213. jcohn says:

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

  214. Anonymous says:

    Very cool way to introduce a new catalog!

  215. jcohn says:

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

  216. Brett Fieber says:

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

  217. Anonymous says:

    Oh I love Arduino, more than most of my family

  218. tinyenormous says:

    I know just who to give this to.

  219. Jeff Johnson says:

    I always wanted to learn about the Arduino :+)

  220. Robert Kemerer says:

    Arduino + holiday lights = endless possibilities

  221. Roby Hamilton says:

    Yes Please

  222. Anonymous says:

    This one is on my Christmas list.

  223. I’ll take it, please.

  224. Matt Ryan says:

    Hope to win…

  225. Anonymous says:

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

  226. Todd Rathier says:

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

  227. Sweet, this would be so helpful.

  228. Ashley says:

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

  229. Ben Neudorf says:

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

  230. Timothy Peck says:

    Love to get this for my son!

  231. Anonymous says:

    Me, me!

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

  233. Josh Runge says:

    Cool, an excuse to play with microcontrollers.

  234. Thanks for the contest!

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

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

  237. Be nice to have another UNO around the place.

  238. Anonymous says:

    Sweet. My son would love one!!!

  239. spdbmp says:

    A good place to start.

  240. James Seymour says:

    That’s a nice kit :)

  241. James Bremenour says:

    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!

  242. Anonymous says:

    Arduino ftw!

  243. Yep, that looks like another great giveaway.

  244. Anonymous says:

    Please, get me started.

  245. Anonymous says:

    Please, get me started.

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

  247. pete_hardie says:

    There’s always room for one more Arduino!

  248. Anonymous says:

    I want to learn how to make Arduino projects

  249. RDB says:

    I bought the large kit from RadioShack

    wouldn’t mind another to play with

  250. Dan Wisnosky says:


  251. John Newman says:

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

  252. Forrest Frye says:


  253. Robert Feinberg says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed…

  254. 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.

  255. John Newman says:

    I hope I win, this will kick start my Arduiny

  256. andy.mello says:


  257. I’d love to get some Arduino goodies!

  258. Aaron Cox says:

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

  259. Dan O'Brien says:

    Sounds like a great prize!

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

  261. That would be really fun to try. :-)

  262. Scott Nopp says:

    Can’t say no to this chance.

  263. Anonymous says:

    A good way to get started.

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

  265. Tom Mahady says:

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

  266. Anonymous says:


  267. Dave Jenkins says:

    Great way to check out Arduino

  268. Nice set to get started!

  269. Wow, this is really cool!

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

  271. Tod Stetson says:

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

  272. Anonymous says:

    I would like to enter the giveaway please.

  273. Anonymous says:

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

  274. John Morris says:

    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.

  275. John Walker says:

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

  276. Michael Daly says:

    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!

  277. Tom Stearns says:

    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.

  278. Josh Larios says:

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

  279. Anonymous says:

    Need this.

  280. Anonymous says:

    Hurray for Arduino!

  281. Jeff Sandys says:

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

  282. Anonymous says:

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

  283. Anonymous says:

    These are great!

  284. Bennett Benson says:

    All your Arduino are belong to us.

  285. Wehaf Urchiken says:

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

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  286. Gary Dion says:

    This is an awesome idea.  Keep ‘em coming!

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

  288. Parker Miner says:

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

  289. Anonymous says:

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

  290. Kyle Steers says:


  291. Andrew says:

    This is a nice prize.  Thanks for these giveaways!

  292. Phil Batey says:

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

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

  294. Kelly H says:

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

  295. Kelly H says:

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

  296. Anonymous says:

    entry – Arduino rocks

  297. Juli Fowler says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  298. Kevin M says:

    Yes please!

  299. George Hart says:

    This looks like fun. G

  300. Jason Levi says:

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

  301. So far a science project and a race timer.

  302. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  303. Anonymous says:

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

  304. Aaron & Vicki Tunell says:

    Woo Hoo!

  305. Jerry Ficke says:

    please send me one.

  306. Brian Vogel says:

    this would be cool.

  307. Jessica Harris says:


  308. Anonymous says:

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

  309. Dies this mean I didn’t win the MakerBot?

  310. 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!

  311. Anonymous says:

    No, they’re all mine!

  312. Anonymous says:

    Yay Kit-A-Day … Love it.

  313. mobius1ski says:

    Go ahead. MAKE my day.

  314. Anonymous says:

    DO WANT!

  315. Cam says:

    arduino me.

  316. Michal Chamedes says:

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

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

  318. Cyndy says:

    Wonderful give-away :)  :)

  319. urig says:

    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.

  320. I could use an Arduino.

  321. Matt says:

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

  322. Andrea Nesbitt says:

    I want to play!  Fingers crossed!

  323. Mario says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  324. Matt Parry says:

    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!

  325. Anonymous says:

    Me, me!

  326. Christopher Cimiluca says:

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

  327. What a wonderful give-away!

  328. Anonymous says:

    I defintely want to learn more arduino.

  329. Nathaniel Stephens says:

    yes please

  330. Ethan Dicks says:

    Entry. Thank you.

  331. Laurence Doss says:

    Pick this comment.

  332. Anonymous says:

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

  333. Scott says:

    I think this is a great idea!

  334. razvan lixandru says:

    Arduino rulez!

  335. Bic Wood says:

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

  336. Gregg Morris says:

    Imagine the mischief one could get up to with this!

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

  338. You can never have too many Arduinos.

  339. Kevin Sexton says:

    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.

  340. Lee Szuba says:

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

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

  342. Anonymous says:

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

  343. Jim says:

    Way to go, great starter kit!

  344. Addie says:

    Huzzah! Never had an Arduino before…

  345. John Wood says:

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

  346. Cesar Diaz says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Arduino

  347. Anonymous says:

    This would be awesome!

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

  349. Troy Reihsen says:

    Would love to try it out!

  350. all mine says:

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

  351. Dan Koss says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  352. Brad says:

    Arduino is cool.

  353. John Anderson says:

    My kids will enjoy having their own.

  354. Alex Gorzen says:

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

  355. This looks really cool!

  356. Anonymous says:

    I’m ready to get started with Arduino

  357. Thomas Logan says:

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

  358. Paul Klemstine says:

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

  359. Drew Karl says:

    Life is Arduino!!!

  360. Daniel Rubio says:

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

  361. Anonymous says:

    Yeahhh! Count me in!

  362. Looks like a good kit!

  363. Anonymous says:

    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.

  364. Anonymous says:

    I would love to get my hands on the Arduino kit

  365. Tom Warin says:

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

  366. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this giveaway.  Would love to win this.

  367. Peter Gomes says:

    Me + Arduino = endless possibilities 

  368. Vandasian says:

    I can always use an Arduino.

  369. Aaaaaaaawesome!!!!!!111
    I want to win this sooooooo bad!!!!!!!

  370. Anonymous says:

    I would love some Arduino goodies for xmas!

  371. Gary Neal says:

    Another great giveaway.

  372. William Homan-Muise says:

    Love this site

  373. Anonymous says:

    Yea! Another chance to win.

  374. Anonymous says:

    This would be cool to win

  375. Bernie Solo says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks MAKE!

  376. Geoff Haisty says:

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

  377. Travis Dahl says:

    Mmmm.  Microcontrolled goodness…

  378. Allen Boehm says:

    Nice Kit.

  379. Andrew Maxwell-Parish says:

    Yes please.

  380. Anonymous says:

    Who doesn’t need another Arduino?

  381. Wai Wong says:

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

  382. We all need more Arduinos!

  383. Jeff Tilton says:

    Great giveaway! Hope I win!

  384. KY says:

    Pretty cool! My little sis would love this

  385. Josh Wenzel says:

    More Arduinos are always a good thing.

  386. Gary Matheis says:

    Make Magazine ROCKS !

  387. James Thomas says:

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

  388. Steven White says:

    Thanks for the great contest.

  389. Ooh, ooh. Me, me, me, pick me. :-)

  390. Edward Ng says:

    Thanks again for the giveaways!

  391. Anonymous says:

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

  392. William Chase says:

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

  393. Alex Boucher says:

    ohhhh! i would love one of these to play with

  394. Eric Thompson says:

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

  395. Kevin Baucom says:

    cant have too many of these

  396. Laurie Marder says:

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

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

  398. Would love to win this…

  399. Danny Chamberlin says:

    ooohh! Arduino!

  400. Anonymous says:

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

  401. Anonymous says:


  402. David Schick says:

    A very cool set. 

  403. greg sprague says:

    I Would Love to have a free arduino

  404. Andy III says:

    Woohoo Freebies!!!

  405. Anonymous says:

    I want to get started.

  406. Anonymous says:

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

  407. Anonymous says:

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

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

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

  410. Chris Blessing says:


  411. Anonymous says:

    Oooo..  Toys….


  412. Hunter Harr says:

    I’d like one of those, please

  413. Ryan Rose says:

    Woo Wooo!!!

    Arduino’s all around!

  414. Danny Oakley says:

    Arduino’s the way to go!

  415. Include me in, please.

  416. Joshua Sommerman says:

    still got no chance

  417. Ktulu says:

    Arduino Arduino Arduino!!!

  418. I would love to win this for my son.

  419. Aaron Krebeck says:

    Gods of random, smile upon me!

  420. This would be a great present for my son!!

  421. Anonymous says:

    Arduino visions in my head!

  422. Justin says:

    i really really would love to win an arduino kit

  423. Arduino is truly a blast to play with. 

  424. Jack AZ says:

    Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  425. Whitney Powell says:

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

  426. Dave Renzo says:

    Such a cool contest, even cooler prizes.

  427. Jodi says:

    I want it! I want it!

  428. Matt Kummer says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Arduino!

  429. Anonymous says:


  430. Zack Brady says:

    Luck be a lady tonight!

  431. Anonymous says:

    Yes, that’s a cool kit. 

  432. Daniel says:

    I’m in. Love to win this one!

  433. Steph says:

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

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

  435. Anonymous says:

    Another great deal thanks for the fun

  436. tonyvr says:

    sigh, I never win anything

  437. This would be a ton of fun.

  438. Thomas Reynolds says:

    Big money!

  439. Franz Gerdes says:

    i smell a winner

  440. Anonymous says:

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

  441. Scott Lewin says:


  442. Scott Lewin says:

    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.

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

  444. Anonymous says:

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

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

  446. D.j. Moritz says:

    Gosh These are cool.

  447. Ismail Jadun says:


  448. Win Arduino, make holiday themed Arduino item.

  449. Anonymous says:

    Arduino looks very cool.

  450. Jeffrey Ouellette says:

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

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

  452. Calvin Hu says:

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

  453. David Catlin says:

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

  454. Anonymous says:

    Would love to get started with this kit.

  455. Anonymous says:

    Love the arduino!

  456. Sean Smith says:

    I’d love to win this!

  457. Matthew says:

    I would like this please!

  458. Anonymous says:

    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.

  459. Anonymous says:

    I hope I win so I can make some sweet robots

  460. Anonymous says:

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

  461. Steve Gregg says:

    Would love to get this

  462. Benjamin Andrew says:

    I would love this!

  463. Anonymous says:

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

  464. Mr. Elemental says:

    I’m totally going to that arduino.

  465. Sounds awesome. Hope I win!

  466. saucy stranger says:


  467. Anonymous says:

    This would be nice.

  468. Anonymous says:

    Yes yes 1000 times yes maker bot me

  469. Jonathan Lang says:

    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.

  470. Owen Collins says:

    I’m crossing my fingers.

  471. Matt says:

    would be awesome to get

  472. Matthew Read says:

    Neat contest. Cheers!

  473. Anonymous says:

    yes please

  474. Barry Briggs says:

    I would love to try one!

  475. Anonymous says:

    I would like to win one

  476. My son would love this.

  477. LarZ F says:

    Here, kitty, kitty kitty kit

  478. Anonymous says:

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

  479. Paul Boardman says:

    Aye, laddie!

  480. Ellen Hartman says:


  481. Jean Jambas says:

    What a great way to start with Arduino.

  482. Chris Pilla says:

    Too late? I hope not.

  483. Anonymous says:

    Hook me up!

  484. 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..

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

  486. Kyle Wurster says:

    I’d love to win and arduino.

  487. Dawid Pol says:

    architecture and the digital world will unite.

  488. Patrick Bynum says:

    This kit is mine

  489. Anonymous says:

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

  490. Cash Stramel says:

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

  491. Erik Mendoza says:

    Thank you Makezine!

  492. Melissa Darou says:

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

  493.  @ 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).

  494. Anonymous says:

    Very cool give away. Could be lots of fun.

  495. John says:

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

  496. Greg Chambers says:

    Hell yeah, I can use another arduino

  497. Anonymous says:

    So much to control, so little time…

  498. Matt McAleer says:

    sign me up

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

  500. Dean Ansley says:

    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! :)

  501. Anonymous says:

    I could do with another one of these….

  502. Scott Savage says:

    Always wanted one of these :)

  503. Eric says:

    This would be excellent

  504. Mike Sheehan says:

    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.

  505. David C Dean says:

    Hopefully, all your arduino are belong to me.

  506. This sounds so sweet. Thanks :)

  507. Gina Chin Fatt says:

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

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

  509. Anonymous says:

    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.

  510. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to try this out!

  511. I would love to give this to my niece …

  512. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have this kit

  513. Anonymous says:

    Woo Arduino!

  514. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have this kit!

  515. Anonymous says:

    my comment

  516. 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!

  517. Mike Sullivan says:

    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.

  518. Anonymous says:

    could always use a second arduino.

  519. Anonymous says:

    I’d love one of theses.

  520. Michael Andrews says:

    I need Arduino……..

  521. Sean Faherty says:

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

  522. roberto says:

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

  523. Anonymous says:

    I love Arduino! What fun.

  524. Gavin Hemeon says:

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

  525. One Arduino to rule them all.

  526. Loren Micheloni says:

    Yay for Arduino!

  527. Tossing in my comment.

  528. Caleb Cotter says:

    My Daily Gift Entry!!!

  529. Anonymous says:

    I want to get started!

  530. mike kim says:

    i want one

  531. Paul Kettle Jr says:

    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.

  532. Kendall lui says:


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

  534. Zack Hiatt says:

    This is great.

  535. M Alovert says:

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

  536. Gabrielle Yu says:

    I would absolutely LOVE one of these!

  537. Anonymous says:

    Hooray contests

  538. Anonymous says:

    Worth the effort!

  539. Anonymous says:

    Love to learn and play!

  540. Earth Orbit says:

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

  541. Nathan Hesson says:


  542. Anonymous says:

    I want one!

  543. Pat Sharkey says:

    Arduino for the win!

  544. Martin Bentley says:

    Ooo…. Arduino….

  545. Steve Custer says:

    I’d love to win this one, too :).

  546. David Howard says:

    Can’t beat a free Arduino!

  547. Anonymous says:

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

  548. pepik says:

    Just what I wanted for Solstice!

  549. Anonymous says:

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

  550. Sara Roper says:

    yes, I need it!

  551. 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.

  552. Anonymous says:

    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!

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

  554. Gerry Cargile says:

    This looks like fun.

  555. Nathan Luoto says:

    I hope its me!

  556. Patrik D'haeseleer says:

    Ooh – just in time…

  557. Anonymous says:

    Do want

  558. Anonymous says:

    enter me

  559. David Black says:

    gimme gimme gimme :)

  560. Anonymous says:

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

  561. Daniel says:

    Cool book

  562. La Juana Stewart says:

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