This kit walks you through the basics of using the Arduino in a hands-on way. You'll learn through building several creative projects. The kit includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a book of 15 projects. Starting the basics of electronics, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators. The Arduino Software is downloadable and supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (32-bit/64-bit).
Product Note: The USB cable assembly mates easily but does not UN mate easily. Arduino is aware of the issue and suggest the cable be removed by holding the USB connector on the Arduino board and while pulling shifting the plug side to side until removed.
The projects in the kit are:
01 GET TO KNOW YOUR TOOLS an introduction to the concepts you'll need to use this kit 02 SPACESHIP INTERFACE design to control panel for your starship 03 LOVE-O-METER measure how hot-blooded you are 04 COLOR MIXING LAMP produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input 05 MOOD CUE clue people in to how you're doing 06 LIGHT THEREMIN create a musical instrument you play by waving your hands 07 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT play music and make some noise with this keyboard 08 DIGITAL HOURGLASS a light-up hourglass that can stop you from working too much 09 MOTORIZED PINWHEEL a color wheel that will have your head spinning 10 ZOETROPE create a mechanical animation you can play forward or reverse 11 CRYSTAL BALL a mystical tour to answer all your tough question 12 KNOCK LOCK tap out the secret code to open the door 13 TOUCHY-FEEL LAMP a lamp that responds to your touch 14 TWEAK THE ARDUINO LOGO control your personal computer from your Arduino 15 HACKING BUTTONS create a master control for all your devices!
Once you've mastered this knowledge, you'll have a palette of software and circuits that you can use to create something beautiful, and make someone smile with what you invent. Then build it, hack it and share it. Because Arduino is you!
What's in the kit is listed below. Click on the name of the component to download the datasheet of the part. This document will describe the design and functionality of the component.