Steve writes –
Modern Device has a *really* sweet electronics kit for $15 that has most of the Arduino functionality at about half the price. Whatâ€™s even better is that itâ€™s about 1/3 smaller than the arduino board. Also, it now has 6 pulse width modulators due to it using an upgraded version of the microcontroller chip than the older one I had. Whatâ€™s really fantastic is that this kit goes together really easily, and if you buy 10 of them, the price drops to $10 a pieceâ€¦ ! And itâ€™s still an arduino! So the programming environment is cross platform and open sourceâ€¦ just like the hardware!
bare bones arduino at Steve Cooley Fine Art – Link.