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Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0 has everything you need to get started with Arduino, the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taken the design and hobbyist world by storm. Using the included components, along with our best-selling Getting Started with Arduino, 2nd Edition (sold separately), you'll be able to start building electronics projects that can sense and react to the physical world. Within seconds of opening the box, you can connect Arduino to your computer using a USB cable (both the cable and Arduino are included) and start playing. With the free software available from the Arduino web site, you can start writing simple programs (called "sketches" in Arduino) and move on up to more complex examples.


With this kit, you can:

  • Learn how to wire up and blink the most basic of actuators: an LED
  • Connect the most basic of sensors (a switch) and monitor it for changes in values
  • Write sketches to do interesting things in response to real-world changes
  • Work with other sensors, such as photoresistor, which changes value depending on how much light there is
With Arduino, you'll be able to make the physical world as programmable as the digital world. This kit includes the basic parts you need to start learning Arduino. Even after you graduate to more complicated projects and a wider variety of sensors, you'll still find that the components in this kit form an important part of your prototyping toolkit.

Features
  • (1) Arduino UNO
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) 9V Battery Pack w/DC Plug (requires soldering)
  • (1) Clear Breadboard
  • (1) Deluxe Jumper Wires
  • (2) Red LEDs
  • (2) Green LEDs
  • (2) Blue LEDs
  • (1) RGB LED
  • (10) 10K Ohm Resistors
  • (10) 220 Ohm Resistors
  • (10) 270 Ohm Resistors
  • (2) Photo Resistors
  • (2) Momentary Button
  • Please Note: Getting Started with Arduino Book sold separately, but you can get it at a discount if you add it to your cart above.

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

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Not Worth the Price. April 17, 2014
Reviewer: Stephen Meroney from Carson City, NV United States  
I bought this kit at RadioShack 4 days ago.  The first 2 days I had every project you could imagine doing with just the included parts finished.  Now I'm struggling to find something to do with it.  I'm going to buy the bigger kit, but in all honesty, I'm hesitant.  The Arduino is an incredible thing, but this kit is definitely not worth $65.  I would have bought parts like other resistors, capacitors,  etc, but because I blew my entire wad of cash on this kit, I'm broke.  

I am in no way, shape, or form trying to bash or discredit MakerShed, but I feel like this kit could definitely have been better.  It's great for kids, but kids aren't the only audience Arduino has!!

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
Getting Started With Arduino March 14, 2014
Reviewer: JOHN HAMMONS from YORKTOWN, VA United States  
I disagree with Garrett from Ashburn. The kit does not have have all the components necessary to perform all the experiments from the book. Where did he get his MOSFET or diodes from for the motor experiment in the book? I had to place an extra order to get mine. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra $20 and buy the Adafruit Industries ARDX Kit. ALL the components are in their kit and they include an excellent manual of instructions with theirs. So you do not have to buy the Arduino book (extra $15) this kit recommends. You'll end up spending only $5 more but you WILL have all the components you need to do many more experiments. So I think it was well worth it for me to spend the extra $5. The website encourages the "Getting Started With Arduino" book to be bought along with the kit but the kit only has the components to light a bunch of LEDs & use a pushbutton.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Buy July 28, 2013
Reviewer: Evan from United States  
I was getting this for my birthday because I was going to enter robotics club and didn't want to got in blind. I highly recommend the book that they mention because you can complete all the circuits with this little kit.
WARNING: I struggled to find out how to connect the battery pack but you don't have to. The silver plug unscrews at the base of the metal where it touches the plastic covering. I hope you didn't find that out the hard way. By staring at it and thinking of the guys who make it and thinking "there has to be a way to open this thing!"


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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Tons of fun November 27, 2012
Reviewer: Garrett from Ashburn, VA United States  
The book is basic and informative, and all the parts to do the experiments in the book are included.  I'm a very experienced programmer, and did a course in digital electronics, but am just learning analog electronics now.  Ran through the examples in the book, and immediately began expanding on them; all the info was in the book, and plenty of documentation and tutorials on the Web.  Continuing my education with O'Reilly's Arduino Cookbook and Make: Electronics books and mail-ordering components.  I think this is a great tool for teaching my ten-year-old about electricity, electronics, and programming.

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Good kit. September 7, 2012
Reviewer: Jamie Krasnoo from Reseda, CA United States  
I was excited when I received the kit. Despite the complaints I have read about the kit being short on parts I could do most of the examples. One little nitpick I do have is that the book should have come with the kit. I shouldn't have to add it for an extra fee. Would it have really killed your profit to throw it in? Resistors in bulk cost pennies if at all. The basic LEDs also cost less than a $1. I could have bought the kit from arduino.cc but I would have paid an arm and a leg for the shipping.

All in all I am happy to support Make but would like to know why they didn't include a tilt sensor with the kit.

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