Many folks have developed amazing creations with Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits. You do need to be a tad bit technical to use those, but they are not that hard to get started with. SAM happens to be another electronics kits for inventors and students. It is designed to help you create your own internet connected gadgets. You can build games, phone connected devices, responsive shoes, reactive light systems, and a whole lot more. You can create code by dragging and dropping icons.
SAM is not only a fascinating kit to create things but also learn a thing or two about the Internet of Things. You get to learn, make, and do neat things with your SAM kit. The project is already active on Kickstarter.