The Parallax BASIC Stamp Activity kit features the very popular BS2 microcontroller, and features a component kit and 350 page manual with 40 projects!
You want to learn about programming a microcontroller? The Basic Stamp 2 is one of the most popular micros on the market.
Ths BS2-based homework board comes complete with a surface-mounted BS2 microcontroller, component pack, and 350 page "What's a Microcontroller" manual. This lets you build over 40 projects - more than enough to give you a solid grounding in programming Parallax microcontrollers!