You never really outgrow wanting to play with robots. But they've gotten way cooler and smarter since you were a kid. Now, make your own robot using the Raspberry Pi. We've got the PiCar-V Kit with a Raspberry Pi 3 board for $149.99 at Escapist Deals. If you've already got a Raspberry Pi, get the kit without the board for $109.99.
Use the open source robot learning kit to create your own robot car - and take it for a spin using your PC, mobile phone, or tablet. The powerful car comes with three circuit boards, but the simple wiring and provided Python code make it fun for beginners too. Use the code to control the car and USB camera's direction, then watch the images and video in real time. You'll also be able to debug the car with Dragit.