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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 at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is for a ProtoSnap Pro Mini Arduino development board. Here is MAKE Engineering Intern Tyler Moskowite’s review from the issue:

The ProtoSnap Pro Mini is one of the more interesting Arduino kits. Manufactured on a single PCB, it includes a preassembled Arduino Pro Mini (0.7″×1.3″) and snap-off accessory boards like an FTDI Basic Breakout board, buzzer, RGB LED, light sensor, pushbutton, and a general-purpose
protoboard for wiring up your own custom components. Snap off each piece, and you’ll see there are holes to solder pins, wires, or however it needs to connect. Then you can load your project’s sketch onto the Pro Mini immediately to start testing. Finally, the documentation is concise, for those just getting started with Arduino, and even enjoyable to read. This is a great kit for Arduino lovers of all experience levels.

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.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.



  1. John Emig says:

    this could be the starts of a great project for “web OF Things”

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Kathy Tappan says:

    snap crackle pop

  4. I have been wanting one of these since it showed up in the maker shed!

  5. Matt Schott says:

    I’d take one of these for myself. Gave this kit to a cousin for her birthday and she loved it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Add this to the list of things I wouldnt say no to

  7. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  8. Adam R. Hughes says:

  9. Chris Krueger says:

    Here we are again

  10. Jacob Sewell says:

    I would very much like to win this prize.

  11. all mine says:

    am i first? thanks for giving, make

  12. Benjamin Nitkin says:

    That thing looks so cool.
    I can’t believe that you’re giving away five makerbots, too. Those are just amazing.

  13. Shaun Graves says:

    I love the MAKing holidays…

  14. One more day, going for the win.

  15. AJ Lewis says:

    Arduino FTW!

  16. bruceray says:

    This’d be nice to have…

  17. Wildseyed Cabrer says:

    I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I WIN!  There.  Now I will win.

  18. Lann Owens says:


  19. Kevin Reid says:

    This looks like a great little kit, sign me up!

  20. Michael says:

    I am more of an PIC-Micro, but would love to give Arduino (aka Atmil) a try.  Then give this to the local maker-space.

  21. Gary Oshust says:

    What a cool kit to have!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Haven’t seen these before – I like the modularity! Looks like it could easily be breadboarded, too. Might be going on my wishlist if I don’t win…

  23. I’ve had my eye on one of these for a while. I hope I win.

  24. Sounds like just the thing i need to start learning Arduino!

  25. Nilit Muley says:

    That is so awesome!

  26. Anonymous says:

    i like it alot, just what i need

  27. Great concept.  This kit would definitely provide some good Arduino fun!

  28. Ben Phipps says:

    this would be very cool to play with

  29. I’d like to throw my name in the hat for this one!  Woo!

  30. Adam Schuster says:

    Yay! I need a Pro Mini!

  31. Ben Curtis says:

    Yes please, and thank you very much.

  32. Preston Harkins says:

    very cool

  33. Tell me about the Arduinos, George! Can I play with one?

  34. Matthew Flach says:


  35. George Stuart says:

    Wow, I didn’t even know about this product. Awesome

  36. Very cool snap off design.

  37. Jacob Hench says:

    Tiny micro controllers. Hooray!

  38. James says:

    Looks like there’s a lot of fun to be had there.

  39. Nathan Kline says:

    I need this for some mini projects

  40. Chris Gerty says:

    Don’t pick me, since I’ll definitely be ordering one as soon as I don’t win, and that would be bad for business.  Of course, I could always use two…

  41. Anonymous says:

    Want.  Also, I checked Disqus and I could not find anything about email.  I have the correct address in my profile so I will assume that sites that use it have a way to send email to an address associated with an account.

  42. Ashley Huxley says:

    Had a play with these at our hackerspace. Great fun!

  43. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun.

  44. Chris Mohler says:

    looks interesting…

  45. Chris Hoover says:

    This thing looks amazing. I’m going to have to pick one up.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Very cool!

  47. Randy Keeling says:

    This might be interesting

  48. Sam Williamson says:

    I’ve been eyeing one of these for awhile.

  49. Dan Costello says:

    Well, this contest is having the desired effect: I now REALLY WANT one of these things. It’s just a cool idea.

  50. Richard Holmes says:

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  51. mworrell says:

    My local maker-space could use one.

  52. Michael McSpadden says:

    Looks Snappy.

  53. David Eckstein says:


  54. Patrick Tait says:


  55. Anonymous says:

    Will I win today?!  I hope so!

  56. Anonymous says:


  57. This could be a fun toy.

  58. Nirmal Intwala says:

    I never win :(

  59. Jon Peterman says:

    I’d like to try one

  60. Anonymous says:


  61. This is such a cool kit!  I want it! :)

  62. Hugh Enxing says:


  63. Anonymous says:

    Must have!  Great project already in mind.

  64. Richard Kulesus says:

    Nice this includes the FTDI breakout on a separate board: plenty of uses for other projects too!

  65. Tom Warin says:


  66. quantum42 says:

    this is exactly what i have been looking for. cool!

  67. Joseph Yeglic says:

    Very cool! I definitely want one..

  68. Anonymous says:

    Pick me! Please.

  69. Anonymous says:

    now that would be fun to play with!

  70. Vrmithrax says:

    The cool Arduino stuff just keeps pouring in.  Love it.

  71. Rick Smith says:

    So many awesome giveaways.

  72. Anonymous says:

    this looks great! So small too!

  73. Mike Krainin says:

    pretty cool

  74. Steven Dedloff says:

    Steven Dedloff’s comments have been Backspaced <–

  75. Jim Van Verth says:

    Electronics bits are always welcome.

  76. Pete Hoffswell says:

    This is a neat little kit.

  77. Anonymous says:

    Very nice.

  78. Anonymous says:


  79. Our Boy Scout wants to mod a Pinewood Derby Car; this looks like a great fit!

  80. Todd B says:

    gimme gimme

  81. Anonymous says:

    I’m just starting out so this sounds perfect!

  82. Ray Crego says:


  83. Jeff Hanson says:

    pick me, please!

  84. Ohh, I’d love to use this to begin experimenting with arduino development!

  85. Jim Crowell says:


  86. Anonymous says:

    Count me in

  87. Erik Mendoza says:


  88. Jonathan Lang says:

    Pick me?!?

  89. Tim Oliver says:

    Might just have to buy one of these!

  90. Anonymous says:

    Nice one

  91. Half Chris says:

    something for me please

  92. Eric Gero says:

    That’s a great little kit

  93. Joe Fontana says:

    this would be really cool. can i haz? =)

  94. Ethan Dicks says:

    one please.

  95. pepik says:

    This looks like fun

  96. keith corcoran says:

    yes please.

  97. Chris says:

    I are make all the kits

  98. Kevin Christiansen says:

    That’s a really neat little kit.

  99. Ryan Hendrickson says:

    please sir, may I have a protoboard?

  100. Mike Burr says:

    That would make a great way to prototyping on the go.  

  101. Anonymous says:

    DO WANT.

  102. Peter says:

    I’ve got to have a chance of winning something. Saw this earlier and it looked pretty cool then. That hasn’t changed.

  103. Anonymous says:

    cool idea. 

  104. Blair R says:

    aw snap, yo

  105. R Nepsund says:


  106. TK says:

    I want to try this out!

  107. Philip Lexow says:

    Aw Snap! that’s cool!

  108. John Schuch says:

    Sign me up! Happy Holidays!

  109. Casey Nielson says:


  110. Ryan Werntz says:

    Good Luck Everyone!

  111. Zach Shiner says:

    Sparkfun is where it’s at.

  112. Steven List says:

    Sweet maybe i can use this to get my Wine intrested in Arduino as well

  113. Mike Ransom says:

    Love MakerShed, Love SparkFun

  114. Rodney Abke says:

    Prosnap me

  115. Casey Borders says:

    Yes Please!!

  116. Dave Collins says:

    Very cool!

  117. Anonymous says:


  118. Sean Wager says:

    This’ll be a snap!

  119. Matthew Moore says:

    Very nice.

  120. Anonymous says:

    yes. please.

  121. Valentin Ivanov says:

    Sure! :)

  122. Anonymous says:

    Eventually, I’m going to win something, right?  Right?

  123. Snap! I’ve been eyeing this for a while!

  124. Timm Gleason says:

    Pretty cool kit. Make Mag is the only subscription I still have to a physical magazine.

  125. Anonymous says:

    Oh Please!!!

  126. Mark Prelich says:

    Nice. Would make a great present.

  127. Tony Beletti says:

    This could be my push to get into Arduino.

  128. Anonymous says:


  129. Hmmm. I can think of use for this.

  130. James Wang says:

    Arduino is great

  131. Corey Slate says:

    This looks like a fun little kit.

  132. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of plastic model parts and that glue smell.

  133. An Em says:

    This is an amazing kit!

  134. Ryan says:

    Please, and thanks!

  135. Derek Martin says:

    La chupacabre

  136. Vincent Chernesky says:


  137. Charles Crary says:

    This looks like a fun take on Arduino.

  138. Anonymous says:


  139. looks like a great kit

  140. Rob Colby says:

    I wish I had something witty to say about this one, but I’m to busy thinking of the things I could do with it…

  141. Anonymous says:

    Oh Snap!

  142. Larry Schultz says:

    I definately need a new arduino… one is just not enough.

  143. Eric Haines says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out something with an Arduino controller, this looks like a painless one.

  144. Keith McCorvie says:

    Oh Snap guess what I saw. Oh Snap guess what I saw.

  145. Daniel Lamblin says:


  146. Shawn Halli says:

    Very interesting little kit, wouldn’t mind trying it out

  147. This is an interesting kit.

  148. Anonymous says:

    ProtoSnap Pro Mini Another great prize

  149. Cory Plowman says:

    Huzzah for MAKE!

  150. Marc Schaefermeyer says:

    Make: Me Happy

  151. Jonathan Olsen says:

    I’ve always wanted a pro mini!

  152. Creto De Cristo says:

    Yay!  A snap-on!  wait.

  153. Albert Straub says:

    Toys!  Must have Toys!  ProtoSnap Pro Mini looks like a toy to me!

  154. Gabe Heath says:

    I’d like to try this out.

  155. Justin Konecny says:

    That will make a great backbone for a new name plate at the lab!

  156. cool kit  I love to win it.

  157. Keith Nelson says:

    Puzzled by the exploding mackerel, Aquaman returns to the hall of Justice.
    (The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.)

  158. Anonymous says:

    I keep trying… No luck yet…

  159. Evan Burr says:


  160. Tinker Tank says:

    Would it help if I begged for it? A lot?

  161. David Compton says:

    I’ve had my eye on one of these!

  162. Jeff Sorbo says:


  163. Ben Stoltz says:

    Yes please!

  164. Ray Renner says:

    Certainly would like to try it out.

  165. Anonymous says:

    I would like to use this Kit.

  166. Joel Inman says:


  167. Anonymous says:

    Plug away!

  168. Glenn Parker says:

    Very nice.

  169. Trevor Shaw says:

    Snap snap, solder solder, blink buzz and more!!

  170. Sam Ewen says:


  171. Anonymous says:

    oh snap! I’d love a bite of this board.

  172. Michael Fessenden says:

    Pretty sweet!

  173. Chris Kirchmaier says:

    awesome this is greate

  174. Jon says:

    Just add duct tape

  175. comment 217+: dropped out of arduino uno funland recently as all i could do was make led’s blink on or off, and neglected my wav and motorshield kits. not to mention the italian designed c64 arduino drive kit that i hacked too quickly together. This looks more like my speed…merry xmas!

  176. Leo Lee says:

    it’s great education kit!

  177. Gimmie gimmie gimmie!

  178. Jeff Baars says:

    Ooo! Shiny!

  179. Scott Moulden says:

    Pick me!

  180. DakotaE says:

    (Homer Simpson voice) mmmmmmm… proooooo miniiiiii….. sluuurp

  181. krys evans says:

    Can’t wait to try this one out.

  182. David Murphy says:

    Make: Kit-A-Day, A -sly- way
    to encourage visiting ev’ry day.

  183. Calvin Cheema says:

    Finally, a toy I’m actually supposed to snap in half.

  184. Kat Rodenberger says:


  185. Allen Boehm says:

    I’m in.

  186. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool.

  187. Robert Gilley says:

    I love It. This may be just what I need to win the Nobel Prize.

  188. Jeannie Arnold says:


  189. I like that the ProtoSnap is breadboard compatible: excellent for rapid prototyping.

  190. Jon Robelia says:

    Its a snap, I’m in..

  191. Tod Stetson says:

    this is pretty neat.

  192. Rob Hendrix says:

    That’s actually a pretty cool little design you got going there.  I could definitely get some use out of that!

  193. Anonymous says:

    Here goes nothing! Good luck!!

  194. Anonymous says:

    I’d take it simply for the arduino. Of course, the snaps do make it EXTRA cool! :)

  195. Yeah, I like this one!

  196. It looks like a clever way to introduce folks to Arduinos and to circuit / soldering basics. Neat!

  197. jbr123 says:

    Looks fun. I would like to give it a try.

  198. Nothing clever to say.

  199. I’ll put my name in the hat!

  200. Barry Briggs says:

    I like electronics, I’ll take one.

  201. Philip Strong says:

    I’d love to win!

  202. Anonymous says:

    Arduino goodness wanted!

  203. Dennis Hitzeman says:


  204. Dan Paulsen says:

    I’ve almost bought this kit in the past

  205. Aww yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  206. Anonymous says:


  207. This looks like a GREAT xmas gift idea!

  208. Looks like a Great Idea for a Xmas Gift!

  209. Michael Overstreet says:

    very cool

  210. Joel Smith says:

    Very cool idea! Looks like fun.

  211. daniel mcclain says:

    my son would love that….

  212. Dan says:

    Please let me win!

  213. Anonymous says:

    great Christmas Gift

  214. notbuick says:

    It’s a snap

  215. Rob Maxwell says:

    Ramping up the learning curve a bit with this one.  Love it!

  216. Anonymous says:

    pass one this way

  217. Don Wennick says:

    Very neat little kit!

  218. Ed Rowan says:

    Still trying to decide what I want to make before I buy my first.  Have too many things to put together now but feel the need to program something.

  219. Andrew Garza says:


  220. Fightcube says:

    Awexome!  Great stocking stuffer, for me! ;-)

  221. Matt Urich says:

    Is this the prize line?

  222. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to win one and get to experimenting!

  223. Anonymous says:

    Like a KitKat made out of circuit board.

  224. Bob McTasney says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one.

  225. colby knapp says:

    Come on MAKE my day!

  226. Please give me one. Or a Thin-O-Matic.

  227. Tony Weiner says:

    snap crackle pop!

  228. Luis Benavides says:

    I’ll take one please!

  229. Stuart Guarnieri says:


  230. k. k. says:

    New to Arduino and love it! Keep the great products coming!

  231. Anonymous says:


  232. Anonymous says:

    a new phone was installed today

  233. Chris Arredondo says:

    Would love to get work on this one. 

  234. David Nordstedt says:


  235. Teresa Gadda says:

    Looks fun!

  236. Anonymous says:

    I want one!

  237. I want I want I want!

  238. Jason Uechi says:

    Oh how lovely.  Would be so very cool to have!

  239. R & J says:

    I’d LOVE to get this!!

  240. Anonymous says:

    Putting my name in the bowl.

  241. Yea! My son LOVES his Arduino…this will be exciting!

  242. Parker Miner says:

    i have no money and need a christmas present!!!

  243. Jacob Shepherd says:


  244. Here’s to commenting! 

  245. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun, add me in.

  246. Asaf Wexler says:

    I can’t believe I’ve missed so many of the previous days giveaways. Please pick me :-)

  247. Anonymous says:

    Cool. Looks like a fun kit.

  248. Michael Burr says:

    Sign me up!

  249. Joe Sadusk says:

    Yes please

  250. Nathaniel Bass says:

    I would love to turn this into a great educational toy

  251. TONY Ptacek says:


  252. Peter S. May says:

    That’s pretty nifty. If my PCB fab setup weren’t garbage, I’d probably make something like it… but it is. Damelo.

  253. Chad Penney says:

    This like a lot of fun.. Thanks Make!

  254. Glen Sawyer says:


  255. You can never have to many Arduinos!

  256. Ari Martinez says:

    Big money. NO whammies. 

  257. Anonymous says:

    Lotsa toys!

  258. Mason Vail says:

    I believe I WOULD have much fun with that… :)

  259. Oh, I’d be all about the protosnap!

  260. Aaron Shaw says:

    Fun, fun, fun.

  261. Anonymous says:

    oh, proto – snap!

  262. Anonymous says:

    Whoo, More-duino!

  263. Greg Snook says:

    Great opportunity to do some soldering with the kids!

  264. David says:

    Snap into a Slimjim protosnap!!!

  265. Rohit Wason says:

    Wow! Sign me up…I hope I get one of these giveaways

  266. Luis Fraguada says:

    How very generous!

  267. Anonymous says:


  268. Anonymous says:

    Once more into the Breech, Horatio !

  269. Hmm, seems will never win anything from that giveaway :(

  270. Roy Griffith says:

    entering my comment here.

  271. Eric Andresen says:

    Neat!  I have a bunch of Arduino stuff on my Christmas list, maybe Santa will come early this year :-)

  272. Anonymous says:

    el comento

  273. Anonymous says:

    sign me up

  274. Mike Douglas says:

    I’ve always been curious about the Arduino mini.  This would be really great to experiment with.

  275. Diving into the deep end….

  276. Elizabeth McCrea says:

    Looks like a great kit

  277. Anonymous says:

    A wild oldtopman appears!

  278. Ben Bromage says:

    Uh huh

  279. Damian McCrea says:


  280. jeffrey ambs says:

    Sign me up!

  281. Anonymous says:

    protosnap is cool

  282. Anonymous says:


  283. Anonymous says:

    My sister said she wants to make earrings from these. Go figure.

  284. Gregg Morris says:

    Looks like a snappy kit!

  285. Anonymous says:


  286. Anonymous says:

    Aww … (Proto)Snap!

  287. Minuk Choi says:

    arduinos are so nifty!

  288. David Cushing says:

     I hope they can reach me from these comment I’ve been making here.

  289. Anonymous says:

    I want! I want! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!! :)

  290. C Kirby says:

    Would be cool to start arduino work on

  291. Sparkfunsparkfunsparkfun!

  292. Scott McClure says:

    Would be fun to play with for small form factor projects.

  293. duncancreamer says:


  294. So much easier winning an Arduino than deciding which model to get.

  295. Joe Crop says:

    This is a cool kit, I didn’t know Spark Fun made this.

  296. Anonymous says:

    Cool. I am in.

  297. do want! maybe i can get my lego-loving son into electronics with this kit.

  298. Joe Wallis says:

    I don’t have anything clever to say…

  299. scosno says:

    Looks like a neat board

  300. Anonymous says:

    Way cool.

  301. Anonymous says:

    Looks snappy!

  302. Josh Blackann says:

    Oh Snap!!

  303. Michael Pechner says:

    cool tool

  304. Devin Holland says:

    New Comment  :P

  305. travis gintz says:

    This is pretty cool, would love to get one to play with.

  306. Keith Lehr says:

    Cool.  Pick me!

  307. Oasis Vali says:


  308. Melissa Palmer says:


  309. ross daly says:

    spark. fun.

  310. James Hoysa says:

    this looks awesome!

  311. Gregor Holtz says:

    I would love to get to mess around with this!

  312. Anonymous says:

    yes please

  313. i could always use some more arduino toys !!!

  314. I need one of these bad boys.

  315. casey dunn says:

    snap to it, and send it my way.

  316. Stop kitting around, I need to win something!

  317. Robert says:

    Come on Santa! We’re still believing.

  318. This looks really educational

  319. Matt Stiger says:

    This is a great giveaway,  I had no idea you guys did these.   I guess I should pay attention more and create stuff less.  Thanks

  320. Brad Trotter says:

    I wanted one of these ever since I saw them!

  321. Anonymous says:

    Just what I need.

  322. This would be a great way to get started!

  323. Anonymous says:

    Very Clever. I want to use these for a kids hackerspace

  324. Anonymous says:

    I want. Make it so!

  325. Sean Davis says:

    I’ve never seen that before… that’s cool! Its much smaller than my uno!

  326. Jeremy Logan says:

    Dear Santa,
    I want Arduino.

  327. Frank Moody says:

    Go Small or Go Home.

  328. Anonymous says:

    Snap me off a winner!

  329. This is relevant to my interests. I’m in!

  330. Bcook65 says:

    Wow.. What a snap.. hours of snappy fun..:D

  331. Anonymous says:

    Yeah Make! You dah man! Keep up the good work!

  332. Chris McGranahan says:

    I want it

  333. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a snap to use

  334. Mike Camp says:

    This looks cool

  335. It looks great for Arduino beginners. I want!

  336. Anonymous says:

    Please don’t let me win it.  (reverse psycology)

  337. Shane Amerman says:

    I would really dig this kit.

  338. Matt Sargent says:

    I would love one of these!

  339. Andrey K says:

    yes I want.

  340. Imre Polik says:

    I’ll take it.

  341. Waldo Pepper says:

    Woohoo! I want use Arduino to build a breath controller for people with disabilities to use with an electronic keyboard.

  342. Anonymous says:


  343. Joseph Reilly says:


  344. Anonymous says:

    oh, protosnap!

  345. Oooh, me, me me…pick me!

  346. Justin says:

    I wonder if this will work with my arduino?

  347. Michael White says:


  348. Charles England says:

     like it

  349. Addie says:

    I dig the name!

  350. Frank Legarreta says:

    I’d like to see a similar protoboard that has snap off servo controllers and programmable bluetooth interface for android and ios apps. 

  351. Tracy Dryden says:

    I want!

  352. Anonymous says:

    Awesome. Winning this should be a snap!

  353. Thomas Brun says:

    Snap to it!

  354. david Winthrop says:

    very cool

  355. Jason Barko says:

    I really need this cause Santa is bring me coal for sure ;)

  356. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool!

  357. Gabe Buckmaster says:

    That’d be fun!

  358. Mark Ausbeck says:

    If I had this I would create something that would automatically post my next entry to this contest!

  359. I do love me some arduino

  360. Gabriel Cain says:

    Yes please.

  361. Elliott Brecht says:


  362. Frank Carey says:

    Cool beans. I definitely want one!

  363. mazzmn says:

    based on my soldering skills I hope it won’t be a snap, crackle and pop!

  364. Mark Ausbeck says:

    I like things that snap!

  365. still not winning. Probability is my enemy

  366. Erik Johnson says:

    Let me be the one.

  367. Evan Hunt says:

    Hiya, that sounds neat.

  368. Sean Hathaway says:

    current odds: 1 in 474

  369. ooh, ohh, pick me pick me!

  370. Chris Buhrer says:

    I sure would like that.

  371. David Henson says:


  372. Drew Laughlin says:

    This is exactly what I need!

  373. Please chose me! I love microcontrollers. 

  374. Jeremy Darling says:

    Another fruitless effort

  375. Danielle Pershouse says:

    this seems like a neat kit!

  376. Stacy Devino says:

    Love my lillipad protosnap and this would certainly help with my project….

  377. Eric Vigil says:

    I’m new to aurduino… I want to learn more…

  378. Anonymous says:

    Very Cool.

  379. Terry Kremin says:

    need a good place to start -

  380. Bruce Willner says:

    Looks like fun. 

  381. Anonymous says:

     Best deal around!

  382. Tom Heiman says:

    I’d love one of these!!!

  383. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm… LED? Light sensor? Trip wire?

  384. Anonymous says:


  385. Jay Pease says:

    training wheels are a good thing for a young teen inventor

  386. shmdesigns says:

    Please send my winnings to…

  387. Matt Wilson says:

    Arduino? Andruiyes.  (As in, please.)

  388. Stafford Morse says:

    Interesting.  Mount some headers on this and just interconnect wires. (and a little bit of programming).

  389. Anonymous says:

    Great B-Day present

  390. Joe Hagan says:

    another must have

  391. Lon Shapiro says:

    looks like fun!

  392. Luke Lathrop says:


  393. I’m hoping to finally get into the Arduino, hopefully I get some equipment for the holidays. 

  394. Anonymous says:

    yes please.

  395. Bernie Solo says:

    Now, I can use this! Thanks MAKE!

  396. Michele Newman says:

    this would go great with my arduino, /me loves to play with tech

  397. Tyrone Olds says:

    So many possibilities.  Though I think I’d have the most fun getting a 64 button and making myself lo-fi synth.

  398. Anonymous says:

    It would be lovely to win this.

  399. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice to win this…

  400. Vandasian says:

    Love that they include different components with this.

  401. Forrest Frye says:


  402. Anonymous says:

    Please? I’d love to share the power of the Arduino with a friend!

  403. Austin Dixon says:


  404. Everyday i’m entering…

  405. Frank Ashcraft says:

    I want to start prototyping with this!

  406. Randy Moore says:

    Always wanted to start tinkering with Arduino, maybe this would be a good start.

  407. BLS says:

    Now this is cool!

  408. Looks like a perfect way to start playing with Arduino.

  409. Alan Ellis says:


  410. RoofusKit says:

    I’d love one of these, looks handy for small powerful projects.

  411. Adam Grow says:

    Yes please!

  412. Anonymous says:

    smart way of print design, i sure would love to try this technique on one of my own prints

  413. Anonymous says:

    I would love to get my hands on this one!

  414. Brian Lewis says:

    pick me pick me pick me

  415. Anonymous says:


  416. Sean Stanley says:

    another great kit….would love this to play with my kids.

  417. Intentionally snapping boards? What a country!

  418. Techmonkey says:

    Pick my name and I’ll make you proud!

  419. John Stachniewicz says:

    Very nice. I would love to have one of these..  Thanks

  420. Stephen Cole says:

    Giving the experience of making things for Christmas… Priceless.

  421. Would love one of these

  422. Richard Lord says:

    This looks like a fun little project

  423. Anonymous says:

    This is the kind of thing I keep thinking about getting but I’m afraid if I get one I won’t be able to stop.

  424. Anonymous says:


  425. Anonymous says:


  426. Walter Susong says:

    Nice Kit

  427. Anonymous says:


  428. Whitney Powell says:

    One entry, please!

  429. Anonymous says:

    neat, neat, neat!

  430. Andy Slupe says:

    yes please, the one that snaps

  431. Matt Parry says:

    I’m looking forward to enjoying, rather than mourning, the sound of a board breaking as I work on it.

  432. Patrick Mills says:

    Merry Christmas!

  433. Anonymous says:

    Snapidy snap that sounds nice!

  434. Yan Min Hong says:

    win win win!

  435. Mark Hanford says:

    I need to hack my world…

  436. Anonymous says:

    Cool little kit.

  437. Gary Sinclair says:


  438. Bram Lambrecht says:

    Ooh, red

  439. C Wright says:

    please may i win this

  440. Rik Wade says:

    By gum, it’s got sprue! For the love of Pete, sprue.

  441. Chris Saenz says:

    This is a very clever idea.

  442. Bob Funk says:

    looks like a lot of fun

  443. Eric Sullenberger says:

    Another great kit

  444. Anonymous says:

    this is awesome 

  445. Anonymous says:

    I want one! I want one!

  446. Ike Dahlinger says:

    simple and nice.

  447. Anonymous says:

    looks nice

  448. Steve Knaggs says:

    What a cool project kit!

  449. Jonathan Pruett says:

    All the cool kids have one of these. :)

  450. Anonymous says:

    My daughter would love it!

  451. Joe Kline says:

    arduino powered dirigible drone here I come!

  452. Anonymous says:

    Another great kit

  453. Ben Stoutenburgh says:

    Neat kit

  454. Joe Wolner says:

    Another give away!  Great!

  455. Tim Wallace says:

    Boy, I sure would like to win something this Christmas season!

  456. I wanted one of these when I saw the demo on Maker Live – getting one free for the holidays would be great.

  457. Anonymous says:

    Oh SNAP!  I need one of these!

  458. spudman says:

    Who says breaking up is hard to do.  Winning this should be a snap!

  459. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  460. Anonymous says:

    Winning is a snap

  461. Marc Baker says:

    What a cool little kit!

  462. Anonymous says:


  463. Christopher Kramer says:


  464. Dan Pannell says:

    hooray for free swag!

  465. Anonymous says:

    Protosnap giveaway entry.

  466. Anonymous says:

    Oh SNAP! Wait, someone (or two) beat me to it…

  467. Anonymous says:

    Oh what fun it is to snap!

  468. Jordan B says:

    An awesome way to get started!

  469. John Wolter says:

    My high school robotics team wants this!

  470. Dale Cornelison says:

    I would love one of these!

  471. John Walker says:

    Snap off boards, I want this!

  472. Anonymous says:

    Oh, yes. Please.

  473. Anonymous says:

    Would love to give it a try. What do you say?

  474. Anonymous says:

    I have seen these
    THEY ARE SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  475. Cody Curtis says:

    entering, it would be nice to get to play with one of these

  476. Igor Zamlinsky says:

    sure, why not..

  477. Jason Blackwell says:


  478. Andy Komonchak says:

    Hooray for Maker Shed and Make!

  479. Christopher Williams says:

    I’d like one please

  480. Anonymous says:

    i want one!

  481. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a very useful project

  482. Anonymous says:

    Oh (Proto)Snap!

  483. Jean-Paul Cardier says:

    Sign me up for this.

  484. Anonymous says:

    ME! ME! I wanna play with the boys too!

  485. Daniel Houghtaling says:

    Come on probability!  You let me down last time…. Looks like the makings of a few fun projects.

  486. M camp says:

    This sounds cool

  487. Anonymous says:

    my husband would love one of these

  488. Anonymous says:

    Shiny! Can haz? :D

  489. Jacob Laha says:

    I’m starting to run out chances here.

  490. Anonymous says:

    Just the thing i need to make one of my daughters innocent stuffed toys an unpredictable,spooky menace.. i mean.. more lovable?

  491. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a great way to start with my first ever arduino kit!

  492. Andy III says:


  493. fluxivit y says:

    simple as that

  494. kevin granade says:

    Aah, I’ve been curious about these for a while now.

  495. NevezeN says:

    I’d want one and even if I don’t win, I’m still gonna’ buy one!

  496. Charles Hobbs says:

    ooh snap

  497. Margaret Aldrich says:

    great kit give-a-way.

  498. SO all I have to do is leave a comment here? Like this?

  499. SWEET !! been wanting to try these out!!

  500. Anonymous says:


  501. Adam Weber says:


  502. Darian Lewis says:

    I would very much like one of these!

  503. devinberg says:

    that is a great way to facilitate multiple projects

  504. Zach Russell says:

    This looks cool, I’d love to win it.

  505. Todd Walden says:

    This is so a NEED!

  506. Joe Larson says:

    I saw this awhile ago and decided I’d really like to try my hand at it one day.

    Perhaps today is the day?

  507. Harley Pebley says:

    Makes building new projects a snap.

  508. pick me… pick me… pleaaaaase!!!! 

  509. Roby Hamilton says:


  510. Michael Horton says:

    I have the perfect project for this!

  511. Anonymous says:

    for your consideration

  512. Michal Chamedes says:

    Project list to be taken out of dusty drawer, finally…

  513. Michael Andrews says:

    Project fun time.

  514. Protosnap crackle pop buzzzzz beep honk blink… blink… blink…

  515. Anonymous says:

    Got some project ideas I would love to prototype with that item.

  516. Anonymous says:

    Looking to get started with Arduino

  517. Anonymous says:

    Interesting. What’s the snapoff board with all the holes for?

  518. Seth Winsor says:

    I want one

  519. Anonymous says:

    I really want one, please.

  520. Patrick Bynum says:

    Let me Have it!!!

  521. Please, can I have it?

  522. Janel G says:

    Please enter me!

  523. Robert Connaghan says:

     Cool I want to get started …

  524. This would be soooooooooooooo much fun!

  525. Joe Rodgers says:

    Aw, drool! I can’t justify spending the money, but if I were to win one, What Fun!

  526. Roger Romani says:

    I love this type of kits!

  527. Ted Stauffer says:

    I could definitely put these components to good use. Crossing my fingers!

  528. Linda O says:

    My boyfriend would love this. I am more of a 3D printer kinda gal but this looks pretty cool, too

  529. Jim Clark says:

    call me lucky… : )

  530. Jim Clark says:

    call me lucky : )

  531. Rohan Bhandari says:


  532. Looks sweet.  Could use one of those!

  533. Zak Dutton says:

    I post it like it as never been posted before.

  534. Eric Martin says:

    Me as in Eric would like this board. 

  535. It would be awesome to win this

  536. hack reality with arduino, want

  537. Phil Batey says:


  538. Justin Morgan says:

    This is a generic contest entry comment. Move along, nothing to see here.

  539. Anonymous says:


  540. Anonymous says:

    I want one

  541. Henry Silva says:

    to give some meaning to this comment… did you know the numbers 172 can be found at the base of the Lincoln memorial in the 5 dollar bill.

  542. Bruce Wattendorf says:

    would be cool to have one

  543. Anonymous says:

    Interesting concept

  544. Anonymous says:

    Cool. Pick me please!

  545. Start programming today!

  546. Anonymous says:

    This is cool my son would love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  547. MrRebeLs says:

    Very cool

  548. I promise if I win I’ll claim this prize. I can’t believe all the prizes that have gone un-claimed.

  549. Janice Jim says:


  550. Zachary Anderson says:

    I’ll take it.

  551. PJ Perfetti says:

    Evil Grin “it’s as good as mine!”

  552. Anonymous says:


  553. Ro Curiel says:

    want one !!!!!! do you ship to mexico ? :)

  554. Gregory Nagy says:

    Oh Snap!

  555. Anonymous says:

    Mahna Mahna

  556. Brian Gaut says:

    DOWANT :)

  557. garret madsen says:

    gimme gimme gimme
    gimme some moooorrrrree

  558. neat! an interesting way to shave equipment costs

  559. Anonymous says:

    Super fun!

  560. Leonard Reeves says:


  561. Anonymous says:

    Let the sparks fly.

  562. Anonymous says:

    Here’s hoping! We’re crossing our fingers and toes!

  563. Maybe to day will be my lucky day :)

  564. Anonymous says:

    I’ll say thanks now, because if I win I’ll be too excited and might forget.

  565. Alex David says:

    please and thank you.

  566. please please please
    pick me pick me pick me!

  567. Rita Kirdahy says:


  568. Joseph kirdahy says:

    Looks awesome! :D

  569. Ken Wade says:

    This would be a great addition to the toolbox.

  570. Bob Bechtel says:

    Sure, I’ll comment.

  571. Steve Shoyer says:

    another interesting kit!

  572. Anonymous says:

    yes please!

  573. Nathan Hunt says:

    Shall we all test luck here together?  I for one feel lucky.

  574. Kevin Reynolds says:

    Where are the winners posted?

  575. I would like to win this.

  576. Jebadiah Moulton says:

    woohoo! another attempt to win something.

  577. Anonymous says:

    This looks great!

  578. Jack Morgan says:

    Hat in the ring once again.

  579. Anonymous says:

    I could have some fun with this one

  580. Julian Leland says:

    Would love one of these.

  581. mark says:

    hello whirled.

  582. Rebecca Everett says:

    I would love one!

  583. James T Stevens III says:

    me me me

  584. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up

  585. Anonymous says:

    very cool.

  586. ody h says:

    Im commenting this for my boyfriend…

  587. Anonymous says:


  588. Philip Anderson says:

    That looks cool, 

  589. Kirby Bartlett-Sloan says:


  590. Jesse Johnson says:

    What a unique board!

  591. Lots of bits to lose, but hopefully it can be fun while it lasts.

  592. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting concept.

  593. Keith Woeltje says:

    Oh snap – I’d like to win this.

  594. Zachary Hayward says:

    Go mini, Go mini!

  595. Joe says:

    looks like a great Arduino accessory!

  596. Anonymous says:

    Very cool toy to play with!

  597. Ismaeel Ghouse says:

    looks cool. it would be great to have ones, especially since i am a beginner to arduino

  598. Anonymous says:

    SparkFun is one of my favorite diy stores.  I hadn’t seen this one before, though.  Clever!

  599. Hap Durr says:

    I’m looking to get into Arduino, does this kit make a good starter? 

  600. Andy Boatman says:


  601. Yakov Grinberg says:

    This looks awesome!

  602. I’m just starting an engineering lab with my students at school. This looks awesome and would make a great addition to our lab.

  603. William Stepler says:

    Aw Snap I lost again

  604. Anonymous says:

    cool kit

  605. Sean Rooks says:

    Looks like fun. Going to check out Sparkfun for sure.

  606. Brian Staszewski says:


  607. Connie O says:

    Looks like a great kit!

  608. Anonymous says:

    I love that idea.

  609. Just the thing, looking forward to building something!

  610. Justin R. Cutler says:

    I always thought this was a cool prototyping idea.

  611. Chris Zagorski says:

    sounds nerdy

  612. Robert says:

    This is such a fun contest. Every day something new that I hope to win. :-) (this one is actually on my makershed wish list already.)

  613. stefan brough says:

    This is just what I need! Ive started a bare bones Arduino and this would be the perfect kit to suffice my needs!!

  614. Matthew Coleman says:

    sparkfun sure does make cool things.

  615. Mykel Alvis says:

    I want STUFF!

  616. Anonymous says:

    So, maybe now I’ll find out what arduino is… Autocorrect suggests ‘arduousness’ and ‘ruinous.’

    Wait. Is this really a good idea???

  617. Anonymous says:

    Me! Me! Me!

  618. My husband would love this>

  619. Anonymous says:

    I will take it!

  620. Anonymous says:

    Please accept this comment as my comment.

  621. Anonymous says:

    One can never have enough Arduinos.

  622. marcus barrett says:

    sure would like an Arduino to play around with.

  623. Spencer Utley says:


  624. Anonymous says:

    count me in

  625. Angel Suarez says:

    me please

  626. Anonymous says:

    What do you call a dog with no legs?

    It doesn’t matter, he wont come………..

  627. Anonymous says:

    this looks cool

  628. Anonymous says:

    entry :)

  629. John Baird says:

    I will make mysterious devices.

  630. Jenny Liu says:

    This is exciting!

  631. This looks so handy, thanks!

  632. Jim says:

    This is the one I’ve been waiting for!

  633. doublestop says:

    I love this giveaway!

  634. So I passed on entering the other contests, as I didn’t really, REALLY want the prizes. This one, though… *drool*

  635. Hrm, do I get two entries for double-bosting? :-/

  636. Greg Gladish says:

    Yea! Another great prize.  Now if I can just win one…

  637. Anonymous says:


  638. Anonymous says:

    Oh Snap!

  639. Anonymous says:


  640. Random number generator, pick me.

  641. Brian Hsu says:

    Nice kit!

  642. Robert Jones says:

    Ok – that’s a cool prize – so when do I get it ;)

  643. This would be so cool to use!

  644. Thank you Make for this contest.

  645. Joseph Walls says:

    now I need a keyboard!  Apparently, drool is bad for them.

  646. Anonymous says:

    very cool kit!

  647. Anonymous says:

    This would be a great kit for Christmas.

  648. David Ng says:

    This would be great for my niece and I!

  649. David Hay says:

    Very cool. Especially if the contest is open to Canadians as well…

  650. Anonymous says:


  651. Chris Goodwin says:


  652. Anonymous says:

    please pick me.

  653. This would be awesome for a beginner like me… just getting started with Arduino, it sounds amazing the things you can build… the 3d printer looks awesome, but a bit out of my league, baby steps, baby steps….. Hope i win!

  654. Brett Fieber says:

    ooooer.. fun fun fun

  655. Anonymous says:

    ok i’m in!

  656. Anonymous says:

    One please!

  657. Anonymous says:

    me me me me!

  658. Kenneth Lyon says:

    I’ve long wanted to try one of these.  For free would be even better.

  659. Anonymous says:


  660. Bogdan Novacescu says:

    ho ho ho

  661. Walter Gunter says:

    Super awesome…let’s build!

  662. Kevin Bennett says:

    This looks pretty cool to have. I love this contest, one of the most interesting that I kow of.

  663. John Ecker says:

    I never win nuttin’……

  664. Manie Steyn says:

    Add me please

  665. Tony Sharpe says:

    Thank you for doing this very cool way to learn about your products.

  666. Anonymous says:

    A whole new reason to check my email the instant it hits my phone.

  667. Anonymous says:

    Hoping to win the contest.

  668. Matt says:

    Great option for my Middle School student projects…and mine…

  669. Anonymous says:

    Fingers crossed.

  670. Bryant Pocock says:

    Any of these gadgets/kits would make a great christmas gift.  Except the makerbot: I would keep that for myself!

  671. kevin sexton says:

    add me, hadn’t seen this one on sparkfun when I was shopping there, must be new.

  672. Sean Ewing says:

    What the what!?

  673. Avi Robinson-Mosher says:

    I want to build things!

  674. Anonymous says:


  675. Anonymous says:

    Sneaking in before the deadline…

  676. Nicholas Limparis says:

    Neat! really liking the kit-a-day idea

  677. Scott Martel says:

    I like this board!

  678. Carl Price says:

    Cool, count me in on this one.

  679. Anonymous says:

    Nice! I know many people who would love this for the holidays.

  680. Anonymous says:

    these contests are fun. Hope I win one.

  681. Richard Warriner says:

    ooooo shiny red, i have a month of leave stacked up i have been told to take and this could help to fill it….

  682. Anonymous says:

    It’s a snap!

  683. Victor Lee says:

    I want one :)

  684. Chris Hemming says:

    This would be incredible to share with my electronics class!

  685. Anonymous says:

    Fingers crossed….

  686. Steve Phillips says:

    fingers crossed…

  687. Robert Reznik says:

    yes please.

  688. Anonymous says:


  689. Gary Albert says:

    These are really cool.

  690. Jon Johnston says:

    Thank you Make!

  691. Hajo Höhler-Brockmann says:

    very great kit!

  692. Anonymous says:

    cool things keep coming.

  693. Doug Johnson says:

    I’m with Robert on this. It’s fun checking this every day. I hadn’t really been thinking of kits as much before this, was just going to dive in. Kits seem to make more sense to me  now.

  694. Anonymous says:

    Is crazy

  695. Nick Harden says:

    Start me on Arduino!

  696. David Schick says:

    Then I built it, pa rum pum pum pum 
    The solder wicked and shined, pa rum pum pum pum 

  697. Erin Moody says:

    This is getting to be such a huge contest. Apparently everyone wants to win these doo-dads! 

  698. Anonymous says:

    Even more Arduino based stuff!

  699. Gareth Branwyn says:

    The eligible period for this giveaway has ended. Please check back tomorrow (Fri) at 9am PST for the next giveaway:

  700. rune kyndal says: