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The Paris Flyer CarouSol Kit

The Paris Flyer CarouSol Kit combines the Golden Age of Dirigibles With Steampunk Trans-Oceanic travel! Intermediate skill level – ages 12+



The Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit

Construct your own giant squid and steam-punk submarine sculpture. Each circles the other around a kelp forest, powered by the energy-concentrating SolarEngine. Intermediate skill level – ages 12+



The Solar Marble Machine Kit

Marble Motion kit, enabled by Solarengine technology that keeps on moving even in low indoor light! Soldering Required.


The Marble Machine Kit - Battery

The battery pack edition of the Marble Machine kit has splendid electromechanical appeal, delivering 8 steel balls down a laser-cut fiberboard frame. Unlike its solar-powered cousin, it’s ready to run at your command, miniaturized for your desk with No Soldering Required!


Make: Magazine, Volume 73 - PDF

The Covid-19 crisis has been a defining moment for the maker movement. Groups and individuals are designing and producing personal protective equipment like face shields and masks, forming grassroots organizations to deliver equipment to medical professionals, read more…


Make: Mechanical Engineering for Makers - PDF

The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook.


Makey Robot - Learn to Solder Skill Badge - 5 Pack

Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kits have been used to teach tens of thousands of people of all ages how to solder at Maker Faires across the country. It’s a simple, fun way to learn how to solder or teach others to solder.


Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit

Using the Getting Started with Arduino kit as your starting point into the world of physical computing, you’ll be ready to join the tens of thousands of engineers, designers, artists, and hobbyists who have discovered this incredible and educational prototyping platform.


The LED Dice Kit

The Dice Kit is a deluxe electronic die. To use it, tap it on a table and with each tap the you are “rolling” the dice, displaying a number from 1 through 6 by lighting up the appropriate number of LEDs. Choose from Blue, Green or Red. Soldering Required.


The Useless Machine - Kit

The Useless Machine is a gizmo that turns itself off when you switch it on. But how? Is there a little stubborn person in the box playing a trick on you? Is it magic? Only you will know the secret of how it works. No Soldering Required.


The Useless Machine - With Counter

The Useless Machine is a gizmo that turns itself off when you switch it on and with the counter upgrade, you can tell just exactly how many times it’s been Useless! Soldering Required.


Solder:Time™ - Watch Kit

The Solder : Time watch kit was an instant hit introduced at Maker Faire Bay Area in May 2011. Easy to make real time watch kit with four unique individual acrylic parts cut to fit the internal PCB, battery and switch perfectly. Included is a Velcro wrist band. Soldering Required.



IoT Ready with Wifi and Bluetooth built in!



Solarbotics Herbie the Mousebot v2

Herbie the Mousebot is a very quick, easy-to-build, light-chasing robot kit with functional whisker and tail sensors! Soldering Required.


The Solarbotics GraviTrack Solar Marble Machine Kit

The GraviTrack Marble Machine Kit is our newest addition to the Marble-Drop mechanism family. Soldering Required.


The Solarbotics GraviTrack Battery Marble Machine Kit

Elegant, swooping hands pass marbles to each other to the top of a sweeping multi-level track. A switched battery pack smoothly exercises the mechanism. No Soldering Required.


Solarbotics Motor and Wheel Bundle

Need a gear motor and wheel? Get this convenient package, and save! Complete with a GM2/3/8/9/17 gear motor, a wheel with a molded-on tire, and mounting screw.


The Solarbotics SketchBoard

A fully assembled surface mount Arduino-compatible microcontroller.


Solarbotics Useless Box Kit

It’s a kit that builds something that …turns itself off when turned on. Hence, the Useless Box! Soldering Required.


The Telegraph Decoder Kit

A two part kit that makes an Arduino based Morse Code decoder with a large 16 segment LED display to show the decoder letters and numbers. Soldering Required.


Solder:Time Desk Clock LTE

The STDC LTE version has all of the electronics features of the original STDC, but now it is more hackable and at a lower price! Soldering Required.


SpikenzieLabs Calculator Kit

Make a working pocket calculator that can add, subtract, multiply and divide. Easy to solder through-hole parts. Stylish set of laser cut acrylic case. Soldering Required.


The Rainbow Light Show

Much more than just a hobby electronics soldering kit. It is a mesmerizing interactive experience. Wave your hands over the three proximity sensors and watch the Light Show! Mix red, green and blue to create as many colors as you can imagine, and watch them chase each other down the strip.


Music Game Kit

The Music Game comes pre-programmed, just solder it up and add batteries, and you’re ready to play! It is also completely reprogrammable using the standard Arduino IDE, so customize it even further, no problem! Soldering Required.


Robot Blinky Badge Bundle

The SpikenzieLabs Robot Blinky Badge Bundle is a kit containing two learn to solder Robot Blinky Badges. Also contains ten huge 10mm LEDs in five different colors, so you get to choose the color of your robots “eyes”.


M232 Monkey Light

Start a Party! When the sun goes down stay visible – the M232 Monkey Light turns your evening bike ride into an instant party. The MonkeyFX system creates thousands of amazing patterns in your spinning bicycle wheel. With cutting edge digital light art, the M232 is sure to get you noticed at night. Runs on 3 AA Batteries, or get the USB Rechargeable version here.

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DIY "Watch Me Sparkle" Light-Up Bag Kit

Bling out this beautifully silk-screened bag with lights! Learn to sew conductive thread to connect up to 5 LEDs, then use your bag as the ultimate fashion statement!

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DIY Light-Up "Twinkling Tutu" Kit

Twirl and twinkle with the Twinkling Tutu kit from TechnoChic! Learn to make your own tutu from scratch and add color-changing LED’s – the ultimate sparkle!

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DIY Light Up Blinky Bow Ties Kit

A light-up blinking, paper bow tie kit that makes crafting w/ electronics super cool! It’s a DIY tech-craft, a party favor, and a wearable tech project, all in one.

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RGB LED Shades Kit

RGB Shades are programmable slotted shade sunglasses with an array of 68 bright full-color pixels on the front. The LEDs can show different colors by mixing levels of red, green, and blue…just like the screen on your computer or phone. Though the LEDs are bright from the outside…REALLY bright…they’re almost invisible from the inside and you can see through the slots! Build the kit yourself or buy one ready to go!

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LED Matrix Shades - White

Our LED Matrix Shades are a great way to stand out at your next party, concert, trade show, Burning Man, or other event. They’re cool shades that you can program! You can make them scroll custom messages across the 166 LED array on the front, or select various animations and are rechargeable through the USB port. Ready to go out of the box!

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Make: How to Make a Robot Kit

The Make: roBot uses the Arduino programmable microcontroller to make it smart. Let’s Build a Robot! Basic soldering skills are recommended, and you’ll want to brush up on your Arduino programming skills.

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Make: How to Breadboard Kit

Unlike “building-block” packages designed for kids, this kit introduces you to fundamental electronic components and gives you practical circuits to build. You will also learn how to read actual schematics; the circuit diagrams that serve as the shorthand language of electronics. What will you make?



Make: Easy micro:bit Projects Kit

Learn how to program the micro:bit microcontroller with easy-to-use block code, and build your own amazing electronics projects using multiple STEM disciplines like electronics, programming, and engineering. Check out makezine’s Getting to Know the BBC Micro:bit to learn more.

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Make: Ultimate Arduino Kit

The Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Kit includes almost everything you need to dive right into the world of microcontrollers. The 100+ components allow you to complete nearly any online tutorial without having to source individual parts. This really is the ultimate parts assortment!



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