Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Getting Started w/Arduino Kit V3.0and Getting Started w/Arduino Book 2nd Ed

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.

1,386 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Getting Started w/Arduino Kit V3.0and Getting Started w/Arduino Book 2nd Ed

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.