10 kits for teaching yourself about computers

SparkFun Inventor's Kit

SparkFun ELectronics has tons of kits, projects, and more. The Inventor's kit is $99 and aimed at folks who want to learn about programming, as well as hardware. It uses Arduino, comes with a guidebook, and comes with things like LEDS lights, buttons, a DC motor and gear, sensors, wires, a speaker, and a lot more.

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By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.