Black Friday for Robot Builders

Posted 26 Nov 2009 at 05:32 UTC (updated 26 Nov 2009 at 14:32 UTC) by steve Share This

It's easy to find the mainstream Black Friday sales, just visit sites like or Black Friday Ads. But where does the bargain-hunting robot builder find deals? Right here of course! Several robot and electronics companies have specials going on including Pololu, Trossen Robotics, BG Micro, and Parallax. BG Micro's sale runs through November 30 and gets you 10% off items listed on the site's main page. Paul Grayson of Pololu let us know about their sale

I am writing to let you know about Pololu's Black Friday sale, we are offering huge discounts on a number of our newest and most exciting products starting Thursday (including a $49.95 offer on the 3pi!)

Pololu is also offering their Orangutan SVP-324 microcontroller for $49.95, the Micro Maestro 6-Channel Servo Controller for $9.95, and the Jrk 21v3 USB Motor Controller for $19.95, just to name a few. And you better be quick if you want the 3pi deal as it's limited to the first 20 customers! If you're looking for hobby servos, Tower Hobbies is offering $25 off orders of $199 or more. Trossen Robotics hasn't put up a page about their special but we hear through the grapevine that using the code cyber09 might get you 10% off any product in their online store. Parallax is offering free shipping on orders over $100. Electronic Goldmine is offering a full page of specials during their Thanksgiving Sale. American Science and Surplus has a few weird items on sale. Lastly, a little late for Black Friday, but still a bargain, is SparkFun Electronic's "Free Day" - starting 9am MST Jan 7, every order is free up to $100 until they give away $100,000. Have we missed any sales? Feel free to post updates below if you find a new one. Update: If you're looking for a robot plush gift, Bunk Bots is having a Black Friday sale - try promo codes BOTS2425 or BOTS3433 for their 2 for $25 or 3 or $33 specials.

Half Off!, posted 1 Dec 2009 at 15:15 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

I picked up a Pololu Orangutan SVP-324 microcontroller, as the LV-168 board that I have from them is very nicely thought out.

The 324 was backordered when I bought it, but I got a message yesterday saying it has shipped!

Always A Bargain!, posted 1 Dec 2009 at 15:30 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

Additionally, a couple of weeks ago I bought a bunch of stuff from BG Micro, which is my favorite place for electronic bargains.

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