This beginners robotics kit from Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab features lots of pre-wired sensors and motors that can be easily connected — no soldering required. That makes the kit perfect for anyone starting out in robotics, from age 10 to 110.
The kit includes light, sound, temperature, distance and rotary sensors, as well as several motors and servos. Single- and Tri-Color LEDs will add some pizzaz to your project, too.
It’s worth noting that the Hummingbird Duo controller is based on the same chip as the Arduino Leonardo, so it will give beginners a good foundation in a popular platform. The board can be programmed using the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer development environment.
The Hummingbird Duo Premium Robotics Kit can be purchased from Adafruit for $275.00.