Coding courses, robot pets, and cosmic decor—8 STEM deals for lifelong learners

May 2

TL;DR: Explore robotics, coding, space, and more from home with these eight STEM deals.

Suppose you've got the bug for robotics, space, nature, and math. You were probably all about this low earth orbit LeoLabs visualization tool, and there's a good chance you're pretty psyched about the upcoming meteor shower on May 5th.

Those of us in awe of the cosmos often find inspiration in learning about the tools we use to understand it—and that passion extends beyond stars in the sky. Why not explore robotics, space, and other STEM-driven experiences at home to pique your curiosity and boost your brain?

Bring outer space into your home

Did you know that NASA uses similar techniques to those used to power robot pets to explore other planets and our solar system? 

In honor of the work that's gone behind our access to events like the upcoming meteor showers, we're sharing unique deals that may speak to your cosmic consciousness.

Planetary System Set - $109.99; originally $129

For those who are fascinated by our solar system, this space-themed desk accessory is a great way to bring wonder to your work. The planets in the set were cross-referenced with NASA satellite images for the highest level of accuracy possible, for all the space nerds out there.

These Handcrafted, Polished Gemstone Planet Set is a Stunning Must-Have Desktop Piece

Planetary System Set

These Handcrafted, Polished Gemstone Planet Set is a Stunning Must-Have Desktop Piece

$109.99$129.00
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Lunar Surface Wall-Hung Model - $129.99; originally $149

For a more tactile space-themed home decoration, you can add an accurate 3D model of the moon's surface (also courtesy of NASA data) to your wall at a discount. This hand-finished, and space-grade aluminum creation is also available in a smaller size for your desk.

Using NASA 3D Scan Data, This Model Will Bring the Beauty of the Moon to Any Room

Lunar Surface Wall-Hung Model

Using NASA 3D Scan Data, This Model Will Bring the Beauty of the Moon to Any Room

$129.99$149.00
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Expand your noggin

A vast, infinite, unknown entity that we continue to explore deeper every day—nope, we're not talking about space anymore. We've moved on to the human mind!

These science and math deals feature e-learning experiences designed to expand your intellect, which can make appreciating space, science, tech, and robotics all the more authentic.

Supercharged Brain Training Bundle - $19.99; originally $44

Focused on intellect-elevating exercises and lessons, this discounted bundle features courses on speed reading, memory boosting, focus training, neuroplasticity, and science-based brain improvement training. These types of skills could be useful in various personal and professional areas.

20 Hours of Neurologically Proven Strategies to Boost Brain Power, Focus Longer & Be More Productive

Supercharged Brain Training Bundle

20 Hours of Neurologically Proven Strategies to Boost Brain Power, Focus Longer & Be More Productive

$19.99$44.00
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The Mastering Mathematics Training Prep Bundle - $29.99; originally $100 

Math is at the core of space travel, programming, and so much tech. To work on your math skills and help you advance in lots of different fields, you can get nearly 100 hours of courses on data science, calculus, number theory, and more with this online training.

Train with 96 Hours of Essential Math Content and Its Applications from Highly-Rated Instructors

The Mastering Mathematics Training Prep Bundle

Train with 96 Hours of Essential Math Content and Its Applications from Highly-Rated Instructors

$29.99$100.00
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The robot pets and toys you didn't know you needed

We may not have robot butlers yet, but we've officially entered the age of at-home robotics. So after going down a rabbit hole of Boston Dynamics promo videos, hop on the cutting edge yourself with some DIY deals on robot pets.

WLKATA Mirobot 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm Professional Kit - $1,757.99; originally $1,850

This preassembled robot arm is a great way to get familiar with robotics with its omnidirectional movement, intelligent control methods, and compact design. Or if you're into nostalgia, opt for this CircuitMess Batmobile™ DIY AI-Powered Smart Robot Car.

Everything You Need to Explore Robotics: Complete Mirobot Device & Guide, Plus Bluetooth Controller

WLKATA Mirobot 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm Professional Kit

Everything You Need to Explore Robotics: Complete Mirobot Device & Guide, Plus Bluetooth Controller

$1,757.99$1,850.00
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Petoi Bittle: Palm-Sized Robot Dog - $329 

Perhaps inspired by Spot (though sadly without a custom-designed costume), this small-enough-to-fit in-your-hand Petoi Bittle Robot Dog makes comparable tech affordable and easy to interact with via your smartphone.

If you're more of a cat person, you can also check out the Petoi Nybble V2 World's Cutest Open-Source Bionic Robotic Cat.

Build Your Own Robot Dog & Gain Wireless Control with This Robotics Base Kit

Petoi Bittle: Palm-Sized Robot Dog

Build Your Own Robot Dog & Gain Wireless Control with This Robotics Base Kit

$329.00$329.00
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Program with your tech-savvy brain

If you want to go beyond collecting STEM toys and accessories and learn how to design something similar, you will need to study up. From programming to game development, here are a few deals on online courses to get you started.

Learn the Basics of Computer Science - $19.99; originally $80

This Upskillist-led course features 15 hours of content on computer science essentials. Become well-versed on topics like the structure of the Complex Instruction Computing Set (CISC), binary systems, programming languages, and more.

 
Learn the Basics of Computer Science - $19.99

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The Unity 2D Game Developer Bundle - $39.99; originally $220

You can see space through a telescope, but you can also see it through your favorite video game. Learn how to program a range of 2D projects with this fun and intuitive bundle of coding classes on building games, including Pong, Space Attackers, and Rocket Defender among others. 

Build the Next Big Game with 15 Hours of Content on Unity 2D Projects — Rogue Frog, Pong, & More

The Unity 2D Game Developer Bundle

Build the Next Big Game with 15 Hours of Content on Unity 2D Projects — Rogue Frog, Pong, & More

$39.99$220.00
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Expect new robot pets and other ways to explore STEM at home

The proliferation of artificial intelligence and human discoveries suggests that we can expect the variety of robotics- and science-driven products meant for the average Joe to expand in the future. That just means it will be even easier to geek out about space, mechanical pets, and picking up new STEM skills—whether for fun or for making our own contribution to scientific advancement.

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