DIY projects are fantastic for various reasons, from developing new skills and boosting confidence to sharpening the mind and keeping yourself entertained. In other words, you stand to gain a lot by picking up a DIY project and working toward its completion in your free time. If you’re looking for a DIY project that will help you make the most of downtime these days, either for yourself or a loved one, look no further. Here’s a roundup of 15 incredible deals on DIY projects from the PopSci Shop.
Heavenly Hercules Metal DIY Model Kit
Perfect for aircraft enthusiasts, the Heavenly Hercules is a shining, impressive metal replica of a real-life visionary plane, which remains the largest wingspan of any aircraft to this day. With 219 pieces and builds in this model, you’ll have an excellent and rewarding challenge putting this plane together. Once complete, feel free to take the plane off its base to examine its movement. The completed model also makes an ideal decoration for any office, study, or workspace.
Get the Heavenly Hercules Metal DIY Model Kit from the PopSci Shop today for $119.95.
SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit
This fun, simple robot kit is a great way for DIYers to learn robotics from scratch. It includes the SunFounder Nano board and is equipped with two legs that you can program to walk, kick, and even dance. Outfitted with an HC-SRO4 ultrasonic ranging module, the robot can even detect and avoid obstacles intelligently and teaches you how to code with a visual programming language software.
Get the SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit on sale today for $46.95, reduced 21 percent from its original price tag of $59.
SunFounder Robotic Arm Edge Kit for Arduino
Another excellent DIY kit for electronic hobbyists, this one lets you dive into DIY robotics by creating your own robot hand. Using the open-source MCU Arduino UNO and a servo expansion board, the robot arm is fulfilling to construct, easy to use, and full of fun. Upon completion, you can control its four axes by the four potentiometer buttons, as well as make them move on your computer.
Get the SunFounder Robotic Arm Edge Kit for Arduino on sale today for $54.99, reduced 21 percent from its original cost of $69.
DIY Bionic Robot Lizard
This bionic lizard, optimized for STEM education, makes it fun to learn about robotics, especially for beginner engineers. This kit includes everything you need to assemble the bionic lizard and comes with a visual programming language so you can program it to walk, as well as change gestures and directions.
Get the DIY Bionic Robot Lizard on sale today for $54.95, reduced 16 percent from its original price tag of $65.
Circuit Scribe: DIY Circuit Kits
These kits empower your children to combine their love of science and innate creativity as they build exciting circuits using Circuit Scribe’s conductive ink pen, sweet magnetic modules, and plain old printer paper. Just place some printer paper over the included steel sheets to turn the paper into a base for blinking lights, beeping buzzers, and whirling motors. In other words, these kits let your children explore circuit concepts like conductivity in a fun and interesting way.
Get the Circuit Scribe: DIY Circuit Kits on sale today for $32.99, reduced 44 percent from its original price tag of $58.
DIY Robot Curiosity Kit for Ages 8 to 10
Your children can get a head start on STEM with the help of this kit. This introductory STEM learning kit includes all the essentials for children ages 8 to 10 to explore the fundamentals of robotic technologies, including sample projects that will encourage them to develop and design. Even cooler, the modules are produced to be LEGO compatible so that it can be easily designed and played.
Get the DIY Robot Curiosity Kit for Ages 8 to 10 on sale today for $99.99, reduced 15 percent from its original price tag of $119.
BONDIC® Pro Kit with + Extra Refill
Need an adhesive that’s more reliable than glue? Perfect for DIY projects and other creative projects, Bondic® is a liquid plastic that only hardens when you need it to. It only solidifies when you cure it with the included UV LED light, so you always control the drying time. Just follow a simple four-step process (clean, fill, cure, and shape) to put together or fix almost anything.
Get the BONDIC® Pro Kit with + Extra Refills on sale today for $21.99, reduced 45 percent from its original price tag of $39.
SunFounder PiCar-V Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi 4
Up next, we have another excellent DIY kit that’s perfect for children who want to learn robotics, electronics, and programming, as well as Raspberry Pi. The kit is complete with components, tools, and an easy-coding template that will allow beginners to build a car camera robot. Even better, thanks to a four to five hour build time, you and your children can be up and having fun in no time.
Get the SunFounder PiCar-V Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi 4 on sale today for $104.95, reduced 8 percent from its original price tag of $115.
DIY Robotic Art Kit for Ages 6 to 9
Art and technology come together with this STEAM learning kit. This introductory kit includes everything a child needs to get a head start on art, science, and robotics, as well as access to the Twinner app. Twinner is a STEAM and robotics mobile app that provides easy-to-follow tutorials for sample projects. Similar to the previously mentioned STEM kit, the modules within this kit are also produced to be LEGO-compatible.
Get the DIY Robotic Art Kit for Ages 6 to 9 on sale today for $44.99, reduced 34 percent from its original price tag of $69.
Dazzling Steamliner Metal DIY Model Kit
Perfect for train enthusiasts, or anyone who likes steampunk or dieselpunk, the Dazzling Steamliner is a sleek, aerodynamic metal locomotive model. Not only is it rewarding to put it together with the help of the included video instructions, but it also turns out to look fantastic. Whether you want to make it a gift, a collector’s piece, or your next project, it can be used to decorate any space once complete.
Get the Dazzling Steamliner Metal DIY Model Kit from the PopSci Shop today for $159.95.
Mysterious Timer Metal DIY Model Kit
This timer is downright fascinating and enigmatic, making it a perfect gift or decoration. The Mysterious Timer is easy to assemble thanks to the included toolkit, and can be wound up to measure up to an hour of time. Once the amount of time you measured runs out, this beautiful clockwork timer will ring an alarm.
Get the Mysterious Timer Metal DIY Model Kit from the PopSci Shop today for $54.95.
Ringo DIY Mobile Phone Kit + Tools
As seen on Forbes, TechCrunch, Mashable, and Digital Trends, Ringo helps to bring out your child’s creativity and brainpower. This neat little device is an open-source mobile phone that your kids can build on their own. Complete with electronic components, modules, and accessories, the kit motivates children to explore, learn, and create something new in a fun and interesting way.
Get the Ringo DIY Mobile Phone Kit + Tools on sale today for $179.95, reduced 7% from its original price tag of $194.
Royal Voyager Metal DIY Model Kit
This 123-piece DIY model kit lets you build a miniature version of the American dream car. With the included toolkit, you can easily build the Royal Voyager, which is a shining metal sedan from the era of big engines and 70s rock stars. Even cooler, you can drive the car by winding up the engine block’s handle and turning on the start lever. Similar to the other DIY model kits in this post, this one makes a cool decoration for any workspace, living room, or bookshelf.
Get the Royal Voyager Metal DIY Model Kit from the PopSci Shop today for $79.95.
Hot Tractor Metal DIY Model Kit
Build a replica of the real-life heavy K700 tractor with this DIY model kit. This model is the perfect starter option for anyone new to DIY model kits, as it’s easier to assemble due to its lack of a spring drive. Once completed, pop open its cabin doors and the hood to reveal the inertial mechanism inside.
Get the Hot Tractor Metal DIY Model Kit from the PopSci Shop today for $24.95.
MAKERbuino Educational DIY Game Console
Give your children a break from YouTube or games on your smartphone. MAKERbuino brings you an open-source handheld game device that children can build on their own. Building the console may take up to five hours, so you might want to help your kids get started and learn through the process.
Get the MAKERbuino Educational DIY Game Console from the PopSci Shop today for $79.99.
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