Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Arduino ADK TinkerKit

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 an Arduino ADK Tinkerkit (a $359 value.) Here is Make Intern Tyler Moskowite’s review from the issue:

Android rocked the physical computing landscape last spring when it announced the Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK), an Arduino-based platform that combines the brains and connectivity of the Android with Arduino’s wealth of open source wares for controlling physical devices. The ADK presents almost limitless potential for projects.

Now the ADK TinkerKit unleashes this potential with the new Arduino Mega ADK (also sold separately for $85), which interfaces with an Android device via a USB host, and a multitude of modules such as LEDs, relays, joysticks, potentiometers, touch and temperature sensors, and many more. One caveat: the documentation on how to work with this technology, which bridges the Arduino and Android environments, is still sparse, and working with this kit is not for the faint of heart.

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!

1,292 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Arduino ADK TinkerKit

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  2. The ADK has been on my list for a while now….  I still wonder if my G+ privacy settings will allow you guys to notify me should I win….

  3. I’ve been curious about this one. It reminds me of a kit I had as a kid with integrated components and springs you stuck wires into to link them together. I could see doing a whole series of blog posts on these, creating new components, etc.

  4. I can see endless possibilities for connecting these two devices.  I would love the opportunity to put some of those ideas into practice.  Thanks.

  5. My continued participation with a lack of winning is starting to affect my self esteem.  Winning this would be like a shot of tiger’s blood for my soul.

  6. I continue to lack the randomness necessary to be selected a winner. Perhaps today fate, divine intervention, pastafarian blessings or blind luck will prevail. I would have thrown in karma but it tends to be a relationship best described with bouncing rubber balls in a vacuum and the others are easier to assign blame.

  7. I just started tinkering/hacking with the Arduino products about 3 months ago and love ’em. I would love to have this kit!!! Thanks Make!

  8. This would be fun! P.S. (There is another person that commented below, with the same name as me, but spelled differently. We are not the same person. Didn’t want you to think he or I entered more than once.)

  9. This has got to be the coolest kit ever!  I HAD to show my fellow cubiclemates, who agreed with a knowing nodding of heads, and work-appropriate exclamations.

  10. My hubby would love this…he never gets things for himself…he asked for something electronic to play with but I have no idea what exactly he was trying to convey  :)

  11. My heart is skipping a beat just looking at the kit.  If I win, I might just have a heart attack.  Awarding this kit to me might be hazardous to my health, maybe I should skip this one………um………nah.