Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0


Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0
Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0
Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0
Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0
Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0

Make: Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0

Learn “physical computing,” create interactive objects, and get started in the rapidly expanding world of Arduino microcontrollers!


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This kit is designed to get you quickly up and running with Arduino. The Arduino microcontroller is the open source electronics prototyping platform that's taken the maker world by storm. Using the included components, along with our best-selling Getting Started with Arduino written by Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino (sold separately), you'll create electronics projects that sense and react to the physical world around you. Moments after opening the box, you'll have Arduino connected to your computer, ready to start programming and receiving sensor inputs. With free software, available from the Arduino site, you can immediately start writing simple programs (called "sketches" in Arduino) before moving on to more complex experiments and full-blown Arduino projects.

This kit contains the critical parts you need to learn the Arduino hardware and Arduino programming. Even after you graduate to more complicated projects and a wider variety of sensors, the components in this kit will form the basis of your growing Arduino prototyping toolkit.

Arduino is open source, and beloved by so many - so there are hundreds of tutorials, projects, user communities, and other invaluable resources online.

The Getting Started Kit will teach you how to:

  • Wire up, program, and blink the most basic of actuators, an LED
  • Connect sensors and then monitor them for changes in values
  • Write sketches to perform tasks in response to real-world data input
  • Work with the included sensors, switches, breadboard and jumper wires to prototype circuits that respond to light levels, touches, and more.

Here's everything you get in the Getting Started with Arduino Kit v3.0. Please note that the Getting Started with Arduino  book is sold separately.


  1. (1) Arduino UNO
    (1) USB Cable
    (1) 9V Battery Pack w/DC Plug (requires simple soldering)
    (1) Clear Breadboard
    (1) Deluxe Jumper Wires
    (2) Red LEDs
    (2) Green LEDs
    (2) Blue LEDs
    (1) RGB LED
    (10) 10kΩ Ohm Resistors
    (10) 220Ω Resistors
    (10) 270Ω Resistors
    (2) Photoresistors
    (2) Momentary Button
Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.
Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on your computer, such as Flash, Processing, and MaxMSP. The boards can be purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.
The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring, a similar physical computing platform, which is based on the Processing multimedia programming environment.


For lots of great projects, at all skill levels, see our Make: Project section [link:]
Tip: Scroll through the Easy section using the left/right arrows to access all of the beginner products.

The Arduino video playlist [] on YouTube has dozens of how-tos and introductory tutorials.

The official Arduino site [] is where you can download the Arduino programming environment and access lots of useful tutorials and Arduino news.

The World Famous Index of Arduino Knowledge [] is an invaluable resource to all things Arduino online.

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