From unspillable cups to giant marble runs, there’s no shortage of awesome ways to have fun with DIY projects. With Nerdist’s Pre-Black Friday Sale underway, we searched high and low for the greatest science gifts and DIY offers currently available, and narrowed down our list to the best 20 deals.
Since each of these items is part of the Pre-Black Friday Sale, you can snag an additional 15% off the already discounted costs when you enter coupon code SAVE15NOV at checkout. Get ready to begin building!
Ideal for budding coilers or students looking for an eye-catching science fair project, this kit comes with all the electronic and hardware components you need to build your very own singing Tesla coil. Just plug into a laptop and start listening.
Get the TinyTesla Musical Tesla Coil Kit for $168.26 (reg. $229) with code SAVE15NOV.
Designed as an easy-to-use 3D printer, this empowers both kids and adults alike to design and print their very own toys. It can be controlled with simple one-touch functions and doesn’t require a knife to remove prints like most 3D printers.
Get the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle for $297.50 (reg. $469) with code SAVE15NOV.
Printing at 100 µm XY resolution and up to 20 µm Z layer thickness, this has an amazing ability to print in high resolution and a 3.9″x2.2″x0.5″ molding size. Simply insert an SD card with a pre-loaded design, press the print button and your creation will begin to take shape.
Get the SparkMaker Original SLA 3D Printer Starter Bundle for $161.49 (reg. $320) with code SAVE15NOV.
The planets in this set are cross-referenced with NASA satellite images to ensure they are as accurate as they are stunning. With its own rectangular stand, this easily sits on the desk, mantelpiece, or window sill.
Get the Planetary System Set for $93.46 (reg. $129) with code SAVE15NOV.
Here is an open-source robot learning kit based on Raspberry Pi. With three sensor modules, including ultrasonic obstacle avoidance, light follower, and line follower, you can better learn programming on how to control the car.
Get the SunFounder PiCar-V Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi 4 for $89.21 (reg. $115) with code SAVE15NOV.
Play 12 fun games that test memory, play music, and create light art. All games can be played while playing frisbee.
Get the Zubi Flyer: Hackable Frisbee for $75.65 (reg. $99) with code SAVE15NOV.
Gain access to an Arduino-based Twin coding module, DC motors, a proximity sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, jumper cables, a USB data cable, and much more to create countless innovations. With the help of a fun guide and the easy-to-use Twinner app, children can use block codes to operate autonomous cars.
Get the DIY Autonomous Vehicle Kit for Ages 8 to 13 for $169.99 (reg. $249) with code SAVE15NOV.
This smartphone-controlled paper airplane is equipped with a Bluetooth module that includes an autopilot control that connects to your phone. A 30-minute quick charge will give you 10 minutes of flight time with an incredible range of up to 230 feet.
Get the POWERUP 4.0: App-Controlled Paper Plane 2-Piece Bundle for $140.24 (reg. $189) with code SAVE15NOV.
Featuring a magnification of up to 1,000 times, this telescope will give you so much detail than you can ever imagine. It has eight LED lights that can be set to various brightness levels so you can properly illuminate your subject.
Get the WiFi Digital Microscope for $47.56 (reg. $69) with code SAVE15NOV.
Develop your child’s brain with this DIY Building Block STEM Drone. This not only enhances hands-on practical skills, but it also encourages kids to go outdoors and play.
Get the DIY Building Block STEM Drone (Grey) for $42.49 (reg. $129) with code SAVE15NOV.
The tilting design allows you to shine the galaxy effect on walls or the ceiling while its multiple brightness and effects let you shower any room with stars. Transform your bedroom, office space, TV room, yoga studio, or anywhere!
Get the Sky Lite Laser Galaxy Projector for $50.99 (reg. $59) with code SAVE15NOV.
Robotic Kit is a LEGO-compatible STEM toy that develops kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with design and technology. Curiosity Kit is a STEM starter kit designed to teach children advanced technological concepts.
Get The STEM Starter Bundle: Robotic & Curiosity Kits for $67.99 (reg. $119) with code SAVE15NOV.
This is a DIY voice assistant that talks, lights up, connects to the internet, and understands simple voice commands. As kids work on building Spencer, they will learn about soldering, microcomputers, electronics, LED grids, sound processing, and even coding.
Get the Spencer: DIY Voice Assistant for $84.99 (reg. $119) with code SAVE15NOV.
Here is a cute medium for learning and demonstrating emerging robotic technologies. It is compact, safe, fun, and designed with a six-axis arm.
Get the WLKATA Mirobot 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm Education Kit for $1,189.99 (reg. $1,540) with code SAVE15NOV.
With more than 400 highlights and 1,000 cool facts under six categories, this app-based globe introduces cultures, cuisines, monuments, inventions, animals, and maps to your kids. You need to scan the globe with its companion app to bring it alive and explore the world differently.
Get the Orboot Earth: Augmented Reality Interactive Globe for Kids for $46.74 (reg. $59) with code SAVE15NOV.
This kit includes 18 genuine LEGO bricks in new condition, a pre-assembled flexible circuit board with LED lights, a battery pack with an on/off switch, and full, illustrated assembly instructions. Just add three AA batteries and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Get the Flux Capacitor with Animated LED Lights Kit for $46.74 (reg. $64) with code SAVE15NOV.
For the robotics master who already has their own soldering gun and iron, this kit gives you the motors, sensors, and robotic pieces to craft your own miniature troop of smart, roving robots. It’s part puzzle, part science, part creativity, and all fun!
Get the Geeek Club DIY Robot Construction Kit for $107.06 (reg. $129) with code SAVE15NOV.
Depicting the eight planets in the solar system, this 3D printed lamp set is a piece of art. It has been meticulously crafted by expert and eagle-eyed designers using the very latest high-quality NASA satellite images.
Get The Original 8-Planet Color Lamps Set for $127.49 (reg. $160) with code SAVE15NOV.
The Edison has a classic black and white design, versatile for any occasion. Parts, tools, and a user-friendly guide are included in this all-in-one kit to build your own mechanical watch.
Get the Rotate DIY Watchmaking Kit for $127.49 (reg. $195) with code SAVE15NOV.
This hand-blown glass sphere is filled with bioluminescent PyroDinos (dinoflagellates) that produce natural light (bioluminescence) at night when gently swirled. It should be put in a location that receives low to moderate light during daytime hours.
Get the Bioluminescent Bio-Orb for $38.24 (reg. $49) with code SAVE15NOV.
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