A short year and three months after Nd suggested to me that I should acquire an arduino, mine arrived yesterday.
I went for the starter kit from Earthshine Design because, to be honest, I had no idea what kind of components I would be needing to get started – or even what to build!
The Earthshine kit comes with a nice PDF manual with step by step instructions to build a number of projects with the components supplied.
With that said – let’s get it out of the box 🙂
The arduino itself. Oooh shiny.
Enough LEDs to light my entire house
And enough resistors for each of them 🙂
And… the rest of the components – many of which I don’t yet understand exactly what they do. Includes a motor, potentiometer, temperature sensor, switches, transistors and so on.
The kit also includes a USB cable to connect the arduino to your computer, a breadboard and jumper wires for easy prototyping (without going to the trouble of soldering etc) and a power adaptor to power the arduino when it’s not plugged in to a computer.
And that’s not to mention the cool case to store your components in!
The kit costs £49.99, which from the research I did, seems to be a good price for such a starter set. With so many components supplied and tutorials for projects to build with them, it’s going to keep me busy for a while.
Kit available from http://www.earthshinedesign.co.uk/