**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.
It can still be used as part of a free shipping offer. Your checkout screen will show prices for the different shipping options available.
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Posted by Pete and Joe on 14th Mar 2016
I bought this as a project to try some electronics with my 11 year old son, having previously dabbled with a Maplin solder kit but otherwise having zero experience of electronics.
The starter kit has a good selection of components and seems very competitively priced when compared to other starter kits on the market. One small gripe is that the included manual is not that detailed and slightly misleading in places (for example in Project 1, there is a 5v connection that is not required at all - this had me baffled until I realised that the same connection was incorporated into the next circuit diagram. In Project 2, the button seemed incorrectly wired and wouldn't work until we moved the connections around).
Criticisms of the manual aside, there is a wealth of information on the Internet, so with a bit of hunting it's easy to get a few good projects with which to get started. The manual does do a nice job of explaining the different components and given the limited space available, one can't really complain.
Overall this is a great little starter kit - Arduino is a fun platform with lots of possibilities and we look forward to seeing what we can create. Highly recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Feb 2016
Great kti to get started with, good selection of all you need for your first projects. Easy to get working.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2015
Great little Arduino starter kit, complete with a sturdy box! The instruction booklet is handy to have and a good place to start working with Arduino.
I am most impressed by the speed of turnover in getting the kits to us quickly. Thank you!
Posted by Roger Towner on 12th Jan 2015
Just what it says on the tin.
A real Italian Arduino, a good handful of components, much more accessible than the Raspberry Pi my daughter got last year. My only problem was not reading the instructions properly and not telling the device which coms port I was using.
The kit arrived well boxed in the stated time.
Posted by Alastair on 12th Jan 2015
The starter kit comes with plenty of kit to get you up, running and experimenting. The Arduino is small but don't let that fool you, a little bit of imagination and some (relatively) simple code and codewill up and rrunning in minutes.
Posted by Danny on 3rd Jan 2015
A nice little kit to get you started with Arduino. The tutorial booklet is a bit lacking in that nothing is explained - it is simply a picture of the breadboard + components and a code listing however on the whole I would say that this is a good kit to start playing around with, provided you are happy with online research to learn how things work
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.
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