It’s the most hectic time of the year. If you’re in the US, you’re coming off of a massive food coma. If not, then you’re thinking towards the winter holidays. Black Friday is here, and we wanted to share with you the BEST deals in Robotics.
That means, if you have an interest in technology, robots, computers, electronics, and gadgets, we’ve compiled a list of MUST-SEE products for 2018. Grab your wishlist, and buckle up for this awesome article on tech gear!
Snag yourself a VivoBook
If you need a Windows computer (maybe you’re a controls engineer, or related to a gremlin ?), then you’ll want to check out the deal on the ASUS VivoBook S Laptop. With a 14″ full HD WideView display and an Intel Core i7-8550U, this is a steal for $700. It comes in a golden color and weighs just over 3 pounds. Check it out on Amazon.
Get Prototyping with the 1Sheeld+
Like to make prototypes with Arduino? (Shameless plug for our Arduino Prototyping for Beginners course!)
Then you’re going to want to check out the 1Sheeld+ for iOS and Android. Rather than wiring up a breadboard or having a bunch of small components, the 1Sheeld+ combines the power of hardware and software to create over 40 different Arduino shields.
It includes I/O shields, communication shields, and even Social Media Shields. The possibilities are limitless with the 1Sheeld+.
Build an Arduino Robot with Robobloq
If you’re looking for an affordable, yet rugged Arduino-based robotics kit, then you’ll want to check out Robobloq. Their kit is regularly 179, the Robobloq 6-in-1 STEM education kit is on sale for $126.99. You can also get the Q-scout for $71 (down from $99). I like this kit because younger students can learn to program using Scratch, while older students can build programs using the Arduino IDE. It’s a very good value for someone looking to grow into robotics.
Level up your Learning with our Robotics eCourse
Did you know we’re launching an eCourse website in January?
And, the LOWEST price we’re ever offering is 50% off enrollment.
The next phase in Learn Robotics it to help as many people, globally, build robotics skills. One of the first courses to launch is the Robotics eCourse. It’s designed to bring an absolute robot newbie into the robotics space.
We’ll teach you how to build a robot, the parts of a robot, how to interface to a controller, write software for motor controllers, talk to sensors, and write algorithms. It’s a really comprehensive course with access to 1:1 live, remote office hours. Learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home! Plus, our pre-launch sale is happening now, and you can save yourself 50% by enrolling today!
Get Crazy about Code with this Programming Game
Save 33% on this logic-based hardware-software game! Coding Jams is designed to teach students ages 5-12 the basics of logic and coding. The game uses tangible blocks that are moved into patterns and sequences to complete missions. If you know a child that would like to get into coding, but doesn’t have much experience, this could be a fun (and educational) way to get them motivated! Check out the details on Amazon.
Start 3D Printing your designs
If you’re a tinkerer, then you’ll know that 3D printing is like the coolest thing ever! And, even if you’re not in the making space, if you’re looking to get into it, I recommend checking out 3D printing. FlashForge has their Creator Pro on sale for 20% off!
Not to shabby if you’re looking for a mid-grade printer with little setup and is self contained. I highly recommend learning about 3D printing before buying a printer, but for those of you in the market for an upgrade or want to add to your collection, this is a deal you won’t want to miss! You can also snag filament from AmazonBasics for 15% off! Check it out here.
Need a Hand…Tool?
This Crescent Mechanics Tool Set (170-piece) is on sale for a whopping 62% off. So for $79, you’ll get 170 tools including wrenches, ratchet set, screwdrivers, pliers, allen keys, and more!
It comes nicely organized in a rugged carrying case. Because, if you’re anything like me, tools that don’t come organized end up getting lost. My dad actually owns this set, and I wish I had known about this deal before he bought it. You can get yours on Amazon and use your extra $127 for a rainy day!
Drill your way with Ease
One of the staples in my lab is a drill. I’ve grown up using DEWALT and I was super pumped to find out that their Max Lithium-Ion Drill was on sale for 41% off! Whether you’re putting together a robot with a gazillion screws or you need to hang photos up in your house, a drill is going to be your go-to tool.
I wouldn’t recommend going stingy with these things either. There’s nothing worse than having a drill that sucks. Especially if you’re in the middle of a project. Trust me, we always had cheap-o drills in the robotics lab at school. I hated them because the triggers would break off and the tightening screw wouldn’t hold its place.
Anyways, if you need a drill (or a replacement), definitely check out this deal. Their stuff is great. Period. For $99 you’ll get a Compact Drill, 20V battery, 20V battery charger/holder, and carrying bag. It’s a gift that’ll make any tech nerd smile! See it on Amazon.
That’s a wrap!
We hope you enjoyed this list of the Best Black Friday Deals for Robotics! If you find a deal online that’s hard to beat, please leave a comment below, and we’ll update the post! I tried to find an assortment of tools, kits, and products I think you and your tech friends would love.
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