Best Prime Day 2020 deals: Robots, Raspberry Pi, and electronic kits

Welcome to a very fun hodgepodge of geek goodies on sale at Amazon for Prime Day. We cover a bunch of deals in this guide, including some good Raspberry Pi kit discounts and a really good price on a Creality 3D printer you can control with a Pi board.

Look, we’ll admit that the most desirable robot gadgets aren’t on this list because they’re not on sale for Prime Day. But if you want to do a little virtual window shopping and come home with something you can put together and tinker with, we have a great little selection.

Oh, and if you’re just getting started with Raspberry Pi making, here’s a quick intro.

$32 off



We kick off with a great Raspberry Pi 3 B+ kit with a bunch of great add-ons, including a screen, a mini-keyboard, and a case that will hold both the screen and the Pi. If you’re building out a Raspberry Pi solution, this will get you completely up and running in no time.

$127 at Amazon

$20 off



You are looking at a very complete Arduino single-board computer starter kit. I actually own two sets like these and have dipped into them a bunch of time for my automation and robotics projects. It comes with a pile of individual components, an Arduino-compatible board, breadboards, remote controls, lots of circuitry, and sensors and output devices.

$60 at Amazon

Save $11



There are no good LEGO deals on Prime Day, but if you want to build a robot in the spirit of LEGO, this kit might be fore you. This kit allows you to build 12 different robot projects out of the one kit.

$29 at Amazon

$8 off



What? This is Prime Day on the Internet and you think we’d leave you without a cute cat robot? Of course not. This device is a set of wheels designed to annoy your kitty. What could be more fun?

So, some pets will love this and others won’t. When I got my little dog, I planned on building it all sorts of robotic gadgets. I was going to make him a robotic car, a mech suit, and so many other things. But Pixel doesn’t like plastic or mechanical things. At all. He just likes yanking all the stuffing out of his little stuffed animal friends. But your cat just might like chasing a robot all over the house. More to the point, you might like watching your cat chase a robot all over the house. 

Go ahead and get it. You know you want to.

$31 at Amazon

$20 off



Oh, this is a fun one. If you want to run some ancient Atari games in emulation on a Raspberry Pi, consider this kit (with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+). It includes a mini monitor, a game controller, and a pile of retro Atari games, all on one kit.

$80 at Amazon

$9 off



Here’s a great little deal. You get not only a Raspberry Pi touch screen, but a case that can hold a Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 3 B+. And yeah, that’s a screenshot of Windows. Gotta love these products.

$35 at Amazon

Save $16



This is slick little kit for your Raspberry Pi. Just be aware it does NOT include the Raspberry Pi itself. If you want to build a real-time roaming robot with video and sound, this might just be the ticket.

$64 at Amazon

Save $7



If you want to add video into your Raspberry Pi (this is great for OctoPrint and monitoring 3D printers), consider this module. You’ll need to customize it and add a case, of course, but it will get you most of the way there.

$20 at Amazon

Save $42



No it’s not LEGO Technics. It’s just a very fine clone of LEGO Technics. I’m pretty sure LEGO isn’t thrilled, but their annoyance is your savings. Go ahead and scoop up this robot kit and build away. It should be a lot of fun and it’s a good deal today.

$47 at Amazon

Save $15



Build your own tiny robot. This is a full kit that will help you learn electronics and robotics.

$69 at Amazon

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Here are a few other noteworthy robot and Pi alternative deals we spotted on Amazon:

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