It's almost time once again for Black Friday, the annual, post-Thanksgiving chaos of consumerism in the United States. As long as it's happening, we might as well point out a few bargains that will be of interest to robot builders. Pololu's Black Friday sale begins at midnight on Thursday. Exact details are still under wraps but based on previous years, it will be well worth checking out. Rick Stiles of Trossen Robotics let us in on the details of their sale:
We'll be running 2 promotions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The coupon code "Cyber2012" will be a 20% discount on the following products: the PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm Kit, PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm Kit, PhantomX AX-12 Quadruped Comprehensive Kit, PhantomX AX Hexapod Comprehensive Kit, and the ArbotiX Commander v2.0. The same coupon code is also good for 10% off anything else in the store.
Mail order surplus electronic company Electronic Goldmine has Black Friday specials planned but hasn't announced them yet. They have an email sign up for those who want an early warning. BG Micro has some specials, more specials, and a "virtual sidewalk sale" going on. SparkFun is skipping Black Friday but taking part in Cyber Monday with an offer of free shipping on all orders. American Science and Surplus has some typically bizarre items on sale. And it's usually worth checking Amazon for Roombas, or other home robots or robot toys and maybe at Harbor Freight's Black Friday sale for tools. If you hear about any others, let us know and we'll update this posting.