Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Arduino UNO + Beer Making Kit + DrinkShield

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 a threefer, and a great way to get on-board with Arduino and to have some scientific [hick] fun (or to gift same). We’re giving away a Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, Arduino UNO R3 microprocessor, and the DrinkShield for Arduino (a combined $103 value!). So you, or your recipient, can start the beer, and while it’s brewing, you can assemble the DrinkShield, learn Arduino, and by the time the beer is ready to hoist, you’ll be able to tell how potent it is with the DrinkShield. It’s science!

Like all of the other kits in our giveaway, the Beer Kit and DrinkShield are available in the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 and reviewed on the companion website:

Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit review on Make: Kits
DrinkShield for Arduino review on Make: Kits

The non-kit Arduino UNO write up can be found in the Maker Shed

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!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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