Contrary to popular belief, mastering the fundamentals of robotics doesn't have to be a mind-numbing slog through programming and electronics courses. SunFounder's Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit offers an intuitive and beginner-friendly way to break into the field by walking you through building your own programmable robot, and you can get it in the Boing Boing Store for $50.
Going by the name of Sloth, this DIY kit is compatible with the included SunFounder Nano board or an Arduino Nano board. It's equipped with two legs that you can program to walk, kick, or even dance, and, thanks to its HC-SR04 ultrasonic ranging module, it can even detect and avoid obstacles intelligently. What's more, this simple kit comes with a visual programming language, allowing any DIY-er to start from scratch regardless of their coding background.
The SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit can be yours for $50 when you order it from the Boing Boing Store.