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SparkFun Inventors Kit - v4.0 (for Arduino)

SKU: KIT-14265

$139.93 AUD, inc GST
$127.21 AUD, exc GST

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SparkFun Inventors Kit - v4.0 (for Arduino)
139.93 AUD

SKU: KIT-14265

$139.93 AUD, inc GST
$127.21 AUD, exc GST
9 reviews 0 5 5
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The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK for short) is our top recommended way to get started with Arduino. At the heart of the kit is a SparkFun RedBoard, which is a completely Arduino compatible board, built from the exact Open Source designs of the original Arduino. You also get a tonne of components and a comprehensive, well-designed and written guide. This kit will bring all of the in-and-outs of Arduino to light!

  • Skill up in Arduino - This kit is built upon the Arduino Uno r3 design, using a SparkFun RedBoard to connect and code your project. It's completely compatible with the Arduino IDE and behaves just like an Uno!
  • Prototyping hardware - You'll get all the jumper wires, breadboards, platforms and cables you need to prototype electronics circuits on your bench
  • Guided projects and going further - There are 5 in-depth projects, each comprising of 3-4 individual circuits that you build and code. Each circuit extends your learning further by giving open challenges to you to try and solve.
  • Electronics Concepts and Principles - The guide book is awesome! Not only will you have all code, wiring diagrams and schematics, but you'll also get succinct explanations of the principles as they are explored. Neat.
  • Compatible parts and components - Resistors, Sensors, Motors, LCD screens. SparkFun have included all the big ticket items that you will want to use when developing your projects.
  • Zero Soldering - Soldering is part of electronic circuit prototyping, but this kit utilises breadboarding to build circuits. That means all the components are reusable and more importantly, that you won't need to worry about a soldering iron.
  • Online Guidance - If you prefer to learn alongside a PC screen, that experience is covered with the online learning guide. Great to have a reference to the circuit whilst reading the code.

What do you need to use the SparkFun Inventor's Kit

Everything from the absolute start is explained in the online guide/guide book but we'll dive into it here too.

To program an Arduino you'll need a PC/Mac with the Arduino IDE (Coding Environment) installed. Once you're at this point, connect the board (Cable Included) to the PC and set it up in the IDE. Then there's nothing more other than making projects and writing code!

What you get in the kit

  • SparkFun RedBoard
  • Arduino and Breadboard Holder
  • SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Guidebook
  • White Solderless Breadboard
  • Carrying Case (Ultra-Durable)
  • SparkFun Mini Screwdriver
  • 16x2 White-on-Black LCD (with headers)
  • SparkFun Motor Driver (with Headers)
  • Pair of Rubber Wheels
  • Pair of Hobby Gearmotors
  • Small Servo
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • TMP36 Temp Sensor
  • 6' SparkFun USB Cable
  • Jumper Wires
  • Photocell
  • Tricolor LED
  • Red, Blue, Yellow and Green LEDs
  • Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Tactile Buttons
  • 10K Trimpot
  • Mini Power Switch
  • Piezo Speaker
  • AA Battery Holder
  • 330 and 10K Resistors
  • Binder Clip
  • Dual-Lock™ Fastener

Additional Resources and information

Here's a short list of the related information that you're bound to want to check out. You can download the guidebook (free) from the kit to check out the projects and information too!

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Product Comments

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Mark verified purchaser

    Sparkfun appear to offer a quality product. Expensive compared to many other beginner kits you can find on the web, but their support documentation and also website and infrastructure appear to be exceptional.
    I am obviously no expert! (Posted on 4/02/2019)

  2. Review by Michael verified purchaser

    Great kit to start the adventure (Posted on 8/08/2018)

  3. Review by Peter verified purchaser

    A very good introduction to the world of DIY electronics and coding with an excellent set of instructions. (Posted on 2/07/2018)

  4. Review by Tim verified purchaser

    This kit provides a great means to begin your understanding of the Arduino suite and its capabilities. (Posted on 23/05/2018)

  5. Review by Eugene verified purchaser

    Excellent learning tool when starting out.
    Got to see little quirks with the Arduino Uno before starting my real projects.
    Teaches you about the serial monitor early on [important, since I've found sometimes basic arithmetic calculations, can produce incorrect results (can check by copying and pasting your code into a C program since the Arduino more or less uses C) and this will help you where find out where things have gone wrong]... The serial monitor is something I may have missed had I just gone straight into trying to make something. (Posted on 18/05/2018)

  6. Review by Chris verified purchaser

    A great kit with an excellent book that is very educational as well as showing how to make a range of useful projects. (Posted on 24/01/2018)

  7. Review by Jodi verified purchaser

    This was a Christmas presnt for my daughter and she has ben having a ball with it. Thanks! (Posted on 22/01/2018)

  8. Review by Greg verified purchaser

    This kit comes with a very comprehensive instruction manual, I'm sure my grandson will have hours of fun tinkering with it, and stretching his imagination. (Posted on 28/12/2017)

  9. Review by David verified purchaser

    A GREAT! little kit. Well packaged and the project book is well written. (Posted on 8/12/2017)

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