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2015 Holiday Gift Guide


PCS Edventures

RiQ – The Easy To Build And Program Robot Kit

01_HGG_RiQRiQ is an easy-to-build and easy-to-program robot kit for all ages with building components, sensors, and a microcontroller that enables everyone to be an inventor, engineer, or scientist!  RiQ is a product for stimulating creativity, learning how to program, and providing a platform for experimenting in an engaging way with engineering and robotics.  Recommended for students ages 9 and up, RiQ can be programmed easily with your Android or iOS Tablet using a Bluetooth connection, or you can program on an Apple or Windows computer (communicate with USB or Bluetooth).

The RiQ kit includes fischertechnik building elements comprised of high strength nylon and steel sufficient to build the mobile RiQ platform – you can also invent a number of other projects – you are limited only by your imagination!

Price: $229.00

EiQ Engineering Kit

01.2_HGG_EiQWhat’s your Engineering Intelligence Quotient? EiQ is an awesome way to build engineering skills and acquire knowledge of science and technology through creating a variety of builds using fischertechnik building materials. Fischertechnik is a favorite building system at PCS Edventures! because it lends itself to robust engineering creations, but is simple to learn and use. EiQ, a great companion to RiQ, or a starter kit to learn the basics of engineering, includes over 400 building elements, a complete manual for building 48 models, and a high-grade storage bin with a sorting tray so you can easily maintain your home engineering laboratory. The 48 models range from scales to towers to airplanes and once a student becomes familiar with the system, the building opportunities are endless! Buy two and build bigger, better, and cooler!

Price: $125.00


Professional carbon drone with GPS making a ride.Drone mania has struck around the world with people flying high using a variety of multi-rotor devices we all know as drones! 3 rotors, 4 rotors, 6 rotors or more! This course is not just fun and educational it’s also valuable! As you complete each lesson in the series you are rewarded not just with knowledge, but with awesome offers from partners who provide valuable discounts on drone devices and accessories. This digital course is optimized for delivery on mobile devices so you can take it on your phone, tablet, or computer anytime, anywhere! Topics covered include safety, laws and regulations, flight basics, and the variety of things that drones are being used for. Become a Droneologist today with this rad digital app!

Price:  $12.99

ServoCity® / Actobotics®

Create Linear Motion with the 785 Gear Rack Kit

02_HGG_linearmotionThe 785 Gear Rack Kit uses a Hitect HS-785HB rotational servo to create linear motion.  Just send the correct PWM signal from your servo controller and any attachments will glide down the track. Made of aluminum Actobotics components and Delrin plastic, the kit is durable and lightweight.

The HS-785HB servo rotates approximately 1.7 degrees/microsecond change in signal. For maximum distance, a signal range from approximately 850-2150usec is needed. On a standard RC transmitter and receiver, components attached to the Gear Rack will travel approximately 6.7 inches.

The ServoCity 785 Gear Rack Kit can be purchased online for $89.99.

Price:  $89.99

Mantis™ 4WD & 6WD Kits

03_HGG_MantisThe Mantis™ 4WD & 6WD rovers will take your off-road robotics excursions to the next level!  The bug-like chassis offers extreme A-arm style suspension and nearly 5” of independent wheel travel.  With 313 rpm ball-bearing precision planetary gearmotors, you’ll have plenty of torque to turn the aggressive 5.4” offroad tires even when up against the toughest obstacles.  The suspension incorporates 4.62” aluminum beams and our 130mm, oil-filled, aluminum bodied shocks.  An 18” long boxed channel chassis provides a rigid backbone with endless mounting and customization options, making it easy to bolt Actobotics® components and electronics directly to the chassis of the rover.  Rubber grommets and end caps are included for protecting the motor wires as they get routed to your motor controller of choice.  The 2.2” diameter  black revolver wheels are driven using 12mm aluminum hex wheel adaptors to ensure a solid, no slip connection.  If you’re looking for a rugged, versatile and powerful off-road robot, the Mantis™ kits will not disappoint – order yours today and get building!.

Price: $329.99 (4WD) & $479.99 (6WD)

Bogie™ Robot Kit

04_HGG_BogieMeet the Bogie…the latest Runt Rover™ to join the Actobotics® line-up. The Bogie kit is designed with an awesome Rocker-Bogie suspension making it great for climbing over tough obstacles. With nearly 5” of ground clearance and 5” of flex this little bot is so much fun to drive! Powerful gearmotors driving six high-traction rubber tires gives the Bogie amazing climbing capabilities. Modifying the Bogie is super easy as any component in the Actobotics product line can effortlessly attach. Power this kit with a 6.0 – 7.4V battery pack or re-chargeable batteries.

Price:  $69.99

Meccano by SpinMaster


05_HGG_meccanoidMeccanoid G15 KS is your personal robot friend that you build using the latest Meccano parts. Standing 4ft tall, and comprised of 1223 parts, 8 smart servo motors and 2 motors to drive the feet, Meccanoid bridges the gap between fun and education. Meccanoid is an advanced yet easy to use, open source Robotic Building platform, making it accessible to builders covering a broad range of ages and skill sets.

Meccanoid features three innovative programming  options: LIM™ – Learned Intelligent Movement; “Ragdoll” Avatar control via a free app; and finally and perhaps the most fun of all, Motion Capture, where Meccanoid will mirror your movements in real time. In addition, Meccanoid uses its onboard “MeccaBrain” and voice recognition to say thousands of phrases, tell jokes, initiate conversations, and it will  even remember your name!

Price:  $399.99


R.E.V.™ Robotic Enhanced Vehicles

06_HGG_REVCArsR.E.V. are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are app-enabled and built for speed and battle! REVs think and fight for themselves and are equipped with BeaconSense™ technology, a proprietary indoor GPS system that enables them to sense their surroundings and navigate accordingly. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents. REV does not require a special surface or mat to play on, and up to 12 players can enter the game. Each REV Starter Kit comes with two specially-equipped vehicles; just download the free app onto an iOS or Android smart device and jump into the driver seat, while setting the second REV to Autonomous Mode. Square off against your REV opponent in multiple game modes like Chase and Evade and REV Campaign, but be warned…Artificial Intelligence can be dangerous!

R.E.V Starter Set includes 2 REV vehicles. MSRP $99.99

R.E.V. Smart Ramp accessory sold separately MSRP $39.99

R.E.V Recharge Battery Packs sold separately MSRP $29.99


07_HGG_MiPosaurThe MiPosaur is a highly intelligent robotic creature with an incredible, evolving intelligence and personality. It can sense its own surroundings and environment, and Interact with them in a unique and lifelike way. In addition to featuring GestureSense™ technology that lets you control it with the swipe of your hand, the MiPosaur has sturdy MIP (Mobile Inverted Pendulum, created with the UCSD Coordinated Robotics Lab) balance and comes with an interactive TrackBall equipped with BeaconSense™ technology. With it, the MiPosaur can chase the trackball, play with it, “smell” it, go for a walk, as well as alter its moods depending on the various interactions.  The MiPosaur is fully interactive with the MIP ™ robot and a BLE enabled app, compatible with both iOS and Android smart devices, and features exciting and engaging games.

Price:  $119.99

Firgelli Technologies, Inc.

L 12-R Series Linear Servo for RC & Arduino

08_HGG_FirgelliThe L12-R series of linear servos operate as a direct replacement for standard rotary servos. They use the same standard 3 wire connector, ground power and control. Regardless of how you drive your servos, be it with an RC receiver, an Arduino board, or a VEX micro-controller, the L12-R servo will function in place of a regular servo, but with the added benefit of providing linear motion. These hobby grade units are constructed using an anodized aluminum shaft, metal gearbox, brass screw and steel ball bearings. These actuators are built to last and look stylish on your models. The L12-R is available in 9 models. 3 strokes of 30mm, 50mm and 100mm, coupled with gear ratios of 50:1, 100:1 and 210:1 cover a large variety of applications

Price:  $70.00


Metal Forming Plier Set

05_HGG_PliersMetal Forming Plier Set Bends Any Shape You Need. Our set will make loops, rings, S, C, Z, L and just about any other shape. Set bends strip stock up to 1/32 inch thick and wire up to 3/32 inch. The strange looking plier at the top of the photo will even bend hardened music wire. Made of polished stainless steel with box joints that keep jaws in alignment. Orthodontists use these and pay about $38.00 each from dental supply houses. We buy directly from the manufacturer. The result is a set of incredibly useful, well-made tools at a great price. Micro-Mark #60398 Metal Forming Pliers (Set of 4) Value $156.00 . . . Our Price $49.50

Price:  $49.50


BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

10_HGG_BB8Meet BB-8™ – the app-enabled Droid™ that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot – an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy – it’s your companion.

Price:  $149.99


11_HGG_DarksideMeet Darkside. Devious. Defiant. Diabolical. Dangerous. Few have the strength to command the dark powers bound within this robot. This is Darkside – an electrical beast that draws its energy from unrestrained competition and reckless abandonment. Command this app-enabled robot with these forces to unleash its unrivaled power. But take heed – the Darkside will overpower anything standing in the way of victory – including its master. You have been warned. Darkside rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth SMART with a range of up to 100 feet. Turn on a dime with Nubby Tires or take them off to drift like a street racer. Darkside also comes with a bonus set of Turbo Tires and Flux Hubs so you can customize performance. Powered by USB charging, Darkside’s LED’s glow in customizable colors as it spins, drifts and flips with app-powered tricks.

Price:  $129.99

Sphero SPRK Edition

12_HGG_SPRKThere’s no rule that says learning shouldn’t be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable. If there is, we created SPRK Edition to break it. We know that kids love Sphero, so we turned that love into learning and creation. SPRK makes the skills of the future approachable and practical. And most importantly, fun. The SPRK app experience lets you give your robot the orders with visual blocks representing code – our own C-based language called OVAL. Immediately see the connection between the program you created and how the guts of your Sphero work and react. Sphero SPRK Edition will inspire a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles… all through play. SPRK is simple enough for beginners of all ages, yet sophisticated enough for seasoned programmers. The SPRK community is thriving as thousands of kids shape their future through fun and discovery. Fire up your imagination and break the rules about learning.

Price:  $129.99

LEGO® Education


EV3 Core Set with Software Pack

13_HGG_MindstormsThis pack includes all you need to teach using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. It enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. with the EV3 Core Set and a single license of the EV3 Software, students will be able to:

Design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels and axles, and other technical component.

Understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models.

Build, test, troubleshoot, and revise designs to improve robot performance.

Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time, and speed.

Communicate effectively using scientific and technical language.

Please note the software included in this pack is delivered digitally and includes the tablet application for iPads.

Price:  $443.95

RTL Fasteners

Master Builder Assortment #5000

Complete Metric Assortment #992

14_HGG_RTLRTL Fasteners specializes in fasteners for Radio Control Pilots, Robotics, and other hobbyists and is the home of the super popular Master Builder Assortment #5000 and the Complete Metric Assortment #992. To receive a discount on these products, simply put one or both assortments in your basket, then enter coupon code  ROBOT44  at step two of checkout. Visit our website at or call 1-800-239-6010


MBA #5000 Reg. $175.95, now $98.53

CMA #992 Reg. $131.95, now $73.89

mUVe 3D, LLC

mUVe 1.5 DLP 3D Printer

09_HGG_Muve3DIntroducing the Prebuilt and Kit mUVe 1.5 DLP 3D Printers, the first machines of their kind. Our fully open, fully adjustable DLP printer systems are sure to fit the needs of everyone. Whether you’re a dentist, jeweler, organic or solid modeler, this printer can take it all. The new FlexVat is long lasting so you won’t be replacing your reservoir non-stick coating for hundreds of prints! Our system should allow mounting of nearly any projector you choose. Or you can order your printer with one of the projectors we’ve tested, potentially saving yourself some time and money.

Price:  $999.99 – $2,699.99

Parallax, Inc.

Hackable Electronic Badges

16_HGG_BadgeDisplay your name, exchange contact information with other badges, play games, and make your own programs. The badge has plenty of hardware, including a high-brightness 0.96” LED display for text or graphics, infrared transmission/receiver, touch-buttons, blue and RGB LEDs, accelerometer, and A/V jack. The power supply is a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with 12-16 hours of run time and USB recharging. The prototyping area can be used to add your own twist.

Price:  $50.00

Robot Shield With Arduino Kit (32335)

17_HGG_ShieldLearn Arduino programming, robotics, and circuit-building all together by following our free, step-by-step web tutorials. Suitable for hobbyists, robotics camps, and grade 7-12 classrooms. Building the robot takes about an hour, and the online tutorial includes 40 hands-on activities. The assembled robot fits back in its box for safe-keeping between activities. And if you already own an Arduino UNO, you can save some money by ordering the same kit without the module (130-35000; $139.99).

Price:  $169.99

SF10 Laser Rangefinders

18_HGG_LaserLightweight, compact LightWare SF10 laser rangefinders were designed as laser altimeters for small aircraft, but can be used in a variety of applications. It uses a time-of-flight system to make accurate distance measurements that are not affected by speed, wind, changes in barometric pressure, noise, ambient light, terrain, or air temperature. Available in 25m (28051; $349), 50m (28052; $449), and 100m (28053; $549) versions. We also offer precision-machined bracket mounts for these laser rangefinders, Aluminum Stand Kit (725-28920; $24.99).

Price:  $349.00 – $549.00


High-Value PCB Solution for Custom Bot Engineering

19_HGG_pcbcartLooking for the perfect holiday gift for your roboticist friend? PCBCART is the place you can find something great. We’re a professional PCB service supplier specializes in all sorts of PCBs from standard to high-tech PCBs including HDI PCB, Thick Copper PCB, Aluminum PCB, Flex/Flex-rigid PCBs, etc. We also provide high-quality component sourcing, stencils, PCBA such as SMT, THT and manual insertion assembly services. Contractors and engineers in industries like robotics, telecommunications, industrial control and automotive recognize us for our credibility, quality and competitive pricing. From concept to prototyping to large production, we provide everything PCB related your roboticist friend’s needs for custom robotics engineering. Hip, hip, hooray!

Product for professional engineers, price for students!


PoScope Mega 1+

Do you need a really powerful and portable oscilloscope that will save your time, money and make your life with measurements easier? PoScopeMega1+ is lowest power consumption USB oscilloscope, function generator and logic analyzer all-in-one available on the market.

Price:  €59.00


Afinibot A3 3D Printer

21_HGG_AfinibotThe Afinibot A3 3D Printer is provided in an easy to assemble kit, developed to print high quality 3D models at the convenience of your desk. It also permits visualization, collaboration, and functional testing. It includes many features of top of the line 3D printers such as automatic platform leveling and automatic platform height detection for an effortless working experience. The innovative design of this 3D printer is intended to improve 3D print spooling speed. It’s not only easy to assemble but, also easy to disassemble, if required. Also, the print preview option installed in this 3D printer enables you to print prototypes before final production. With a print size of 210*210*180mm, it is certain to help you with your prototyping needs.

Price:  $399.99

Hubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopter

22_HGG_Q4NanoThe Hubsan Q4 Nano QuadCopter is the worlds smallest quadcopter with a radio system. This lightweight, easy to fly mini quadcopter comes ready-to-fly straight from the box. It is featured with an ultra small design and integrates a gyro for a stable flight. It also features a 4-Channel 2.4ghz radio with digital trim, LED lights to guide you during front and back flights and coreless micro motors

Price:  $32.95

Lynxmotion HQuad500 Drone (Base Combo Kit)

23_HGG_HQuad500The Lynxmotion HQuad500 Drone is the newest drone in the Lynxmotion UAV line. It is a 500mm quadcopter built using the new Lynxmotion M.E.S. (MultiRotor Erector Set) system and is “Plug and play” for easy solder-less assembly. The design uses new aluminum clamps along with 16mm carbon fiber tubes. This combination of parts allows the frame to be incredibly rigid, versatile, lightweight and modular. The frame is compatible with the Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano Flight Controller with a section designed for the GPS antenna and access to the underside ports. There are integrated mounting plates for the ESCs which allow for easy access

Price:  $381.75

6.0 Programmable Robotic Rover Toy

24_HGG_RoverThe ReCon 6.0 Programmable Robotic Rover Toy is a robot and a tool for learning. A child programs ReCon 6.0 to navigate specified courses that can deliver a treat to a pet, surprise a family member with a personalized message, carry a soda, guard a bedroom, collect field intelligence with its built-in microphone and entertain your friends with the latest dance moves. It requires just three C batteries and comes with a tape measure to help you with your missions. It has won parents’ choice silver honor award and best electronic toy award from Bestcovery.

Price:  $58.49

Robotics & Things

Robot Inventor’s Workshop Kit

25_HGG_InventorThe Robot Inventor’s Workshop Kit is ideal for Elementary and Middle School aged Children – The Kit is packaged in a Kid-Friendly Heavy-Duty PVC Zipper Bag (20 x 22 x 4 cm) for E-Z Storage of ROBOTIX Motor, Controller, Parts & Handbook.  The Handbook is bound professionally and printed with 4-Color Cover and Black & White Pages consisting of Schematics and Drawings for Assembly.  The 23-Parts include a Black High-Speed Motor with White or Colored Drive Gear with high torque and low speed, a newly produced 1-Switch Controller (Black Case, Black Switch and Black Cable) with Easy-Opening Clip, the Arms (50mm & 100mm) in 2-different colors plus the (2) Male-Female 12.5mm, (2) Male-Male 12.5mm and (2) Elbow Connectors that are ALL in Black. The Robot Inventor’s Workshop Kit (99102) includes the following Six (6) Challenges/Curriculums: (1)  Create Your Own Robotic Arm; (2)  End Effectors in Action; (3)  Build a Pulley Power Hoist; (4)  Build a Lunar Crawler; (5)  The Robot Zoo; and (6)  Robot Inventions.

Price:  $39.99

Robotix Mars Exploration Rover

26_HGG_MarsRoverROBOTICS & THINGS from Simi Valley, CA, licensed their ROBOTIX Mars Exploration Rover through Caltech on behalf of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  This Remote-Controlled Set has 5-Motors and was designed and created to replicate the Spirit & Opportunity Rovers.  ROBOTICS & THINGS coordinated the Manual (Schematics & Narrative) with JPL Staff.  This Bulk Parts Set has been used by Educational Institutions, Museums and Space Centers nationwide and is now available at $274.99!

Price:  $274.99

Pololu Robotics & Electronics

Zumo 32U4 Robot

27_HGG_ZumoPololu’s newest robot brings motor encoders, obstacle/opponent detection sensors, and a built-in Arduino-compatible microcontroller to their popular Zumo platform.  Carryover features from the previous Zumo Robot for Arduino, which appeared in last year’s gift guide, include an array of reflectance sensors for line or edge detection and a full IMU (gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass).  The low-profile robot is small enough to qualify for Mini Sumo (less than 10 cm × 10 cm), but its high-performance motors and integrated sensors make it a great general-purpose robot for ambitious newcomers to robotics and seasoned engineers alike.  The Zumo 32U4 is available as a kit for $99 (motors are sold separately so you can pick your desired combination of speed and strength) or assembled with one of three different motor options for $149.95.

Price:  $99 – $149.95

VEX® Robotics – Hexbugs

VEX® Robotics Motorized Robotic Arm by HEXBUG®

28_HGG_HexbugArmThis unique Robotic Arm is motorized and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand. The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart. Kids and robotics enthusiasts alike will have fun building this STEM-based kit that pays special attention to important scientific principals including gear reductions and power transfer through the robotic arm’s intricate gearing techniques. HEXBUG® hopes to inspire future generations of engineers and designers by allowing them to explore this exciting field through the fun of hands-on creative play.

Price:  $79.99

VEX® Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine by HEXBUG®

29_HGG_HexalatorThink all wheels are round? Think again! Introducing the new kinetic art masterpiece from HEXBUG® – the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator! This sophisticated machine was inspired by the cutting edge medical devices and uses a hand crank to power 3 hexagonal indexing wheels to transport balls uphill where they are released onto the return ramp. Once constructed, this machine will move the balls in a continuous loop at a rate of 1 ball per second (8 balls included). HEXBUG® is dedicated to inspiring future generations of robotics engineers through the excitement of hands-on learning with fun STEM-based construction kits, like the VEX® Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine. This machine teaches important scientific principals such as kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion.

Price:  $29.99

VEX® Robotics Pick&Drop Ball Machine by HEXBUG®

30_HGG_BallDropMachineExperience the art of engineering through the mesmerizing kinetic motion of the new VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine by HEXBUG®! Spin the crank to transfer energy through the arm linkages, activating 3 sophisticated grabber hands that reach down and grab a ball. Keep spinning the crank to hoist the ball to the top of the machine where the grabber arms will automatically release and drop the balls onto the return ramp. Once constructed, this machine will move the balls in a continuous loop at a rate of 1 ball per second (8 balls included). HEXBUG® is dedicated to inspiring future generations of robotics engineers through the excitement of hands-on learning with fun STEM-based construction kits, like the VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine. This machine teaches important scientific principals such as kinematics, linkages and reciprocal motion.

Price:  $39.99


Galaxy Series V90 MK2 CNC Machine

31_HGG_GalaxyGive the gift of CNC to the maker in your life! The V90 Mk2 is our new desktop sized CNC router. Gone are the days of assembling a machine from a box of parts. The new V90 Mk2 is fully assembled, calibrated, and tested. Extremely rigid with fully supported rails and all aluminum & steel construction, this machine makes light work of woods, plastics, and composites; as well as aluminum and brass. The open frame design allows you to work on taller parts. Complete with cable chain wire management, limit/home switches, front mounted emergency stop switch, and a complete LinuxCNC control PC: no other machine in this size is as complete or ready-to-run. Simply pull it out of the box, make a handful of connections, mount your router, and GO. The perfect machine to get your feet wet with CNC or to complement a production workshop. Finally an industrial quality machine priced for the hobbyist. The new V90 MK2 has additional options available to step up your game including a Start/Stop/Pause/Step Console, 8 piece carbide tool bit set, 4th Axis Rotary, Automatic Tool Length Sensor, 80mm spindle with VFD, Dust Collection System, Dovetail/Joinery Fixtures, Threaded Inserts for stock mounting and a Table Grid.

Price:  $2,699.00

Zero Toys

Zero Blaster

32_HGG_ZeroBlasterThe Zero Blaster is a unique hand held retro like ray gun that emits Vapor Rings or Toroidal-Vortices. The Zero Blaster is just great fun for all ages , kids, teens, cubies, geeks and all Humans on Space Ship Earth. The Blaster comes in translucent Blue,Green, Red and opaque Silver. There is a bright Blue LED, for night play, and cool ray gun sound that can be turned off for quiet play. By watching and experimenting with these amazing Vortex-Rings much can be learned about tornadoes, hurricanes, whirlpools and almost any natural phenomenon that incorporates or creates a vortex. Some of the physics is explained on the outside of the packaging. Have A Blast !

Price:  $24.95

Artec Educational

Robotist T.Rex

33_HGG_ArtecT.RexThe Robotist T.Rex is our latest product in our Robotist line-up. It uses Artec’s blocks to build 4 different types of programmable robots: Action T.Rex, Walking T.Rex, Robo Kong, and Walking Robot. There are 3 different levels of programming for different types of users ranging from elementary school age to university level. Minimum age requirement is 8 years old. The first level is great for beginners and it is a simple drag, drop, and create environment. You will be able to check your robot’s movement in real time. The second level of programming is great for intermediary users and it is based on MIT’s Media Lab “Scratch” program. Simple operations can make complex programs to fine tune your robot with specialized blocks. The third level of programming is Arduino IDE based on C/C++, which is great for advanced users. It allows users to achieve greater performance and control by combining the first and second levels of programming. The blocks in every kit can also be used to create 5 different types of dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Pteranodon, Kronosaurus, and 2 Veliciraptors. You can also check out our website for more information and youtube videos to see the functionality of this 9 in 1 kit, which will be a great gift for the holidays.

Price:  $130.00

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

ShopBot Desktop CNC

Professional-performance CNC comes in a small package with the affordable ShopBot Desktop. Cut, carve, and mill with the same tool that’s being used in thousands of professional shops around the world. The Desktop delivers engraving level precision, and the power and rigidity to machine parts from aluminum, plastic, wood, and other materials.

Price:  $5,500.00

ME Labs Inc.

ME Labs Trainer Board

35_HGG_MELabsLearn the fundamental concepts of programming, from plain-English descriptions of software tools to concepts including program flow, loops, coding techniques, binary manipulation, device-to-device communication, user-interface design, and more. 14 Lessons use a building-block approach to teach you incrementally, from a 6-line program to a working user-interface. Tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of programming. All necessary hardware and software included, all you need is a computer with a standard USB port. Includes real development tools and technology that professional engineers use, including PICBASIC PRO(tm) Compiler and a PICMicro(R) microcontroller. Program in simple BASIC language while learning concepts that can be applied to any programming language on any hardware platform. Preview the tutorial for free at our web site

Introductory Price:  $129.95

Ion Motion Control

RoboClaw 2x45A Motor Controller

36_HGG_RoboClawBuilding a robot? Need a giant servo? RoboClaw can control two brushed DC motors with 45 Amps continuous and up to 60 Amps peak. Control from USB, RC radio, serial devices, analog and or microcontrollers such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. A wide range of sensor such as potentiometers and encoders are supported for closed loop modes. Control solenoids, linear actuators or build your own giant servo systems!

Price:  $169.99


PanaVise Jr. (Model 201)

37_HGG_Panavise201The AMAZING Mini-Vise: perfect for arts and crafts, model making, electronics and other small projects!

    • The easy-to-use single knob controls head movement through 3-planes: 210° Tilt, 360° Turn & 360° Rotation.
    • Fine/coarse adjusting knob controls jaw pressure for delicate work.
    • Grooved jaws are excellent for holding small objects and are made of reinforced thermal composite plastic [continuous heat tolerance to 350°F (177°C), intermittent heat up to 450°F (204°C)].
    • Jaws are 2” (50.8mm) tall, 1” (25.4mm) wide, and open to 2.875” (73mm) Neoprene jaw pads are available (page 22) for holding extremely delicate items
    • Base features 4.3125” (109.5mm) bolt circle countersunk for three 1/4” (6.3mm) flat-head screws (not included); compatible with all PanaVise Base Mounts (pages 14-15)
    • Height: 6.75” (173mm), Weight: 1.2 lbs. (0.6kg)

Price:  $29.99

PanaVise (Model 301)

38_HGG_Panavise301The ORIGINAL work holding tool for hobbies, electronics, small home repairs and work bench environments!

    • The easy-to-use single knob controls head movement through 3-planes: 90° Tilt, 360° Turn & 360° Rotation
    • Jaws are 2.5” (63.5mm) wide, 0.5” (12.6mm) tall and open to 2.25” (57.1mm)
    • Nylon jaws offer excellent electrical insulation and gentle holding power [continuous heat tolerance up to 200°F (93°C), intermittent heat to 300°F (149°C)]. Interchangeable jaws available (page 22)
    • Base accepts all 300 series Heads and any 5/8” (15.9mm) diameter shaft
    • Base features 4.3125” (109.5 mm) bolt circle countersunk for three 1/4” (6.3mm) flat-head screws (not included)
    • Height: 6.25” (171.4mm), Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2kg)

Price:  $54.99