One of the best things about the Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack is that there’s a multitude of projects you can do without sourcing additional components. This variety makes it a great choice for both beginners and advanced users. The included MakerShield turns the Arduino into a great, compact learning platform. Learn or brush up your soldering skills assembling the MakerShield, then go through the associated projects to get a handle on how to use your new Arduino.

After you have a firm grasp, you can continue with other tutorials or experiment on your own. Don’t forget, this week we’re offering the Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack for $30 off. It’s like getting an Arduino for free! You can also get the same deal from select RadioShack stores near you.