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Posted by Chris Walford on 8th Jul 2014
Here's a nice Arduino Uno kit to get you started finding your way round the micro-controller.
Can't fault the price ~ everything you need to get you exploring a range of different techniques measuring / controlling / responding / actuating.
Enough to show you the principals and let you develop from the demonstration projects supported to more substantial ones with real-world equipment which can be sourced from proto-pic too, later.
I do agree with Danial Austin's comment (below), though ~ the Proto-pic tutorial booklet is adequate bvut a little lighter than I was expecting from the description.
But DON'T let that comment deter you from getting this kit ~ there's loads of guidance available from on-line resources, books, mates, blogs.......... and once you've realised the versatility of the board you'll probably want to track down more specialised references anyway.
Posted by John B on 8th Jul 2014
I know nothing about electronics but, by using the kit, the starter booklet and online resources, I've managed to already complete a few very simple projects including getting sensors on the board to 'talk to' the Processing language and display the sensor's data on screen. The starter kit is a good price and contains just the right number of components to get a novice like me started (without overwhelming them!).
I look forward to purchasing more components from Proto-Pic for future projects!
Posted by Daniel Austin on 17th Jun 2014
Although this kit has slightly fewer components than the 'official' Arduino-brand starter kit, they are broadly the same even though this one is significantly cheaper. The biggest difference is the booklet; the Arduino brand kit comes with a surprisingly detailed book. The one that comes with this kit however is very brief and basic indeed, not going much further than showing you how to recognise each of the components in the pack and getting you going with a couple of very simple projects.
Having said that, Proto-Pic do also sell a different Arduino started kit that includes Massimo Banzi's fantastic book "Getting started with Arduino" - or you can buy this book separately. My recommendation for an complete newcomer to Arduino would be to get this kit and to augment it with Banzi's book.
Posted by Jonathan on 15th Jun 2014
Got this the first project in the supplied book working within minutes. Great selection of parts to try and a very useful little book to get you started.
Posted by Dalan on 15th Apr 2014
Great product, great service and great delivery.
Nothing to add to that as this covers all the main points of interest to me.
Posted by Nick Davis on 27th Mar 2014
This comes with everything you need to do some simple experimentation and even a few prototyping shields to create a more permanent set-up.
I'd have preferred a longer USB cable, mine was only 0.5 metres which isn't much use. Also I couldn't get the RGB LED to work until I realised I'd been sent a common anode version, rather than the common cathode mentioned in the booklet! These are only minor gripes though. Overall this is perfect for those starting out with Arduino.
Posted by Dominic on 20th Feb 2014
Amazing piece of kit. Am now hoping to interface it with the raspberry pi to produce some cool robot-y stuff
Posted by Jonathan Ramsey on 5th Jan 2014
This is an excellent kit for getting started with Arduino. I'd looked at various kits similar to this one, and it was both the lowest priced and best in terms of what was included. It contains a good range of components to begin experimenting with, and the included booklet will get you started with some simple and fun projects. I was particularly impressed that Proto Pic haven't scrimped on the contents. You get a decent length USB cable as well as loads of resistors, LEDs, switches and sensors. If you're looking to get started with Arduino, don't hesitate, buy this kit!
Posted by Tom Spink on 13th Aug 2013
This kit is great - I bought it for my brother for his birthday. He's always had a keen interest in programming, and I thought a microprocessor would be a good way to introduce him to embedded systems development. I wasn't sure he was interesting in the electronics side, so the kit was ideal as it had everything he needed to get going. Turns out he loves the electronics side as well, which makes me doubly pleased.
TL;DR Very happy with kit as starter product in embedded systems development
Posted by pt on 1st Mar 2013
Had fun with this and learned a lot. No guide but the "Getting starting with Arduino" guidebook, available separately I think, was very useful
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**Now includes our very own Starter Guide For Arduino - A 20 page booklet which includes info on the included components and 5 experiments with wiring diagrams, instructions and sketch code to get you going!**
The Proto-PIC Starter Kit for Arduino UNO is a great way to get started in the wonderful world of Arduino.
Our Kit has been designed to be the perfect way to get everything you need in one bundle. We even included a battery clip so that you can make your Project Mobile!
Please note that the video mentions the USB lead is 1.8 Meters long - The cable supplied may be shorter than this.
All prices are in GBP