It's time for Black Friday; the annual, post-Thanksgiving celebration of consumerism run-amok in the United States. And, as is our tradition here at robots.net, we're going to let you in on all the Black Friday sales with bargains that will be of interest to robot builders. We'll start with the big sale at Pololu. Paul Grayson writes:
Pololu Robotics and Electronics is having its biggest Black Friday sale
yet, starting this Thursday, November 24th. You can get up to $25 off your entire order in addition to saving up to 60% on dozens of selected products, including the Pololu 3pi and m3pi robots, Wixel wireless modules, Maestro Servo Controllers, Simple Motor Controllers, sensors, chassis, actuators, and more!
BG Micro is offering 10% off your entire order of cool surplus electronics; all you have to do is use the coupon code "bfm" when you check out. Take a look at BG's Virtual Sidewalk sale for more discounts. Electronic Goldmine is offering a choice of discounts: $5 off orders over $55, a free magnetic pickup tool with orders over $45, or a free precision screwdriver set with orders over $25. They've also got a long list of components and test equipment on sale. American Science and Surplus has an assortment of typically eccentric items on sale. You can find a variety of motors, servos, and other electronics on sale at Hobbypartz.com. Harbor Freight has a sale on tools that might come in handy for a roboticist. Evolution Robotics has a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale on their model 4200 Mint robot floor cleaner, while iRobot is offering a discount on their Roomba 530 robot vacuum.