“Deals on Arduino” mailer from @Radioshack

Pt 123


Pt 122

Kevin writes

Just got this in the mail. Thanks for OSH and thanks to +RadioShack for the support.


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  1. Looking for those items in the ad, looks like all are not in the local stores here that have arduino. The local 2 have only the make 64.99 and 149.99 kits. The SD shield is at the 3rd closest arduino store, about 40 miles away. Most likely the stores that are selling what they have are getting more items, as they started with "starter kits" and anyone who has arduino stuff won’t likely buy those, makes it problematic.

    They are targetting customers who don’t yet know what arduino is, and haven’t yet convinced employees that it’s anything useful. Just showing them a list of things people have done with it would be a good start.

  2. I was amused. Now I am annoyed. I must live in the sticks because neither of my two local RadioShacks have Arduiono anything! Secondly, If they are truly going to make a go of DIY Arduino, they need to pay attention to stocking relevant DIY components. Case-in-point, I went to both local RS two days ago looking for an LM34. Nope! They use to stock LM34’s. So the question is are they going to Stock a sweet Arduino UNO and then force DIY’er to go home and tear apart the family stereo for DIY goodies? I’ll calm down now …

  3. Unless I’m saving shipping or getting convenience, Radio Shack’s Arduino isn’t a bargain because it is priced about 4.95 higher than I can get it at Adafruit.

    What they need to do is have classes or a table where you can learn from someone more experienced and that would be a compelling reason to visit and the mall stores are more consumer oriented so they may not be carrying a full line of Hobby Items like the strip malls will. The malls are more consumer oriented and won’t necessariliy carry a full line of hobby items. The strip malls have more room.

  4. So when are they going to sell Adafruit products?

  5. @lawrence – working on it! when we were approached by radioshack a long time ago regarding future efforts like this – we decided we want to partner with folks like MAKE to hopefully get some adafruit gear in the store at some future time 🙂 things like this takes months and months and even years – we’re in it for the long haul and we think you’ll be pleased with what we may be able to get out there in the retail channels 🙂

  6. Our local radioshack just got all of this arduino and microcontroller stuff. I just picked up a propeller quickstart board.

  7. The Radio Shack site has a nice Arduino Uno page that clearly says "This item is available at most stores": http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12268262

    If I click on the FIND IN STORE button on that Arduino Uno page and enter my zipcode the result says "No store locations found".

    Seems odd that they are "available in most stores" but nowhere near me. I’m in eastern Massachusetts, not in the boondocks. The Store Locator feature of the Radio Shack website shows roughly 35 Radio Shack stores within 20 miles of my zipcode (01754).

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