Arduino is an open-source easy-to-use electronics platform used for designing and building programmable devices. It is suitable for fast prototyping of toys, devices, control tools and microcontrollers without the need for a deeper knowledge of electronics principles. With the help of a simple development environment and programming language you can build a serious monitoring devices with various sensors or build a remote control robot without the need of soldering.
A unique 3D printer called EggBot is one of top products made by SparkFun. The Deluxe Kit includes everything you need to assemble the EggBot. The building part is funny and exciting, yet it requires precision and care. The resulting 3D printer can be used for example for creating different paint designs on eggs, but also for the embellishment of Christmas decorations. The EggBot comes with a multiplatform software package with which you can do wonders. It is basically a shrinked CNC machine, allowing you to become fully familiarize with all its features.