The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is the best way to get started with Arduino! It bundles together a Sparkfun RedBoard, a case full of popular electronic components, as well as a fun, easy-to-follow project book. You don't need any experience to get started with the SIK and each project you complete adds to your skill set. The final project which is a fully autonomous robot is something you can really show off to your other maker friends. Instant envy!
The project book is a full-colour, spiral bound course in Arduino which includes detailed instructions, wiring diagrams, coding examples, and info about each component. It also explains the fundamental electronics and programming concepts at the heart of every project using easy-to-understand language and terms.
Best of all, the kit doesn't require soldering or prior skills and is recommended for anyone aged 10 and over. The Sparkfun Inventors Kit v4.0 builds on the community feedback and experience of previous versions but introduces an increased focus on robotics and autonomy. Rather than grinding through each component and introducing difficult concepts, each new piece of gear is weaved into the experience of a fun project which creates a rewarding learning experience.
Far from being a standalone kit, the SIK is perfect for someone getting started with electronics or looking to add to their workbench. You can combine it with other kits and components, creating a unique introduction to electronics. If you want to take your Inventor's Kit to the next level, Sparkfun have released the SIK Add-On Pack v4.0 which includes all of the components from the v3 kit (plus some extra ones) to provide the ultimate prototyping experience.
- SparkFun RedBoard
- Arduino and Breadboard Holder
- SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Guidebook
- White Solderless Breadboard
- Carrying Case
- 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
- 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
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Documentation and Resources:
- Arduino Workshop for Beginners
Welcome to the Arduino Workshop, where you'll be able to follow our guided course which covers everything you'll need to know in order to create your own Arduino projects and become a leveled up maker. My name is Sam and along with being a maker my...
- C Programming for Makers
Welcome to the C Programming Workshop for Makers! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of easily digestible videos that cover everything you'll need to know to on your way with C programming and start making awesome projects. As you pr...
- Arduino Projects with Motion (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)
Arduino Projects with Motion (Using Sparkfun RedBoard) Welcome to the Third Project Set from the Sparkfun Inventors Kit V4.0 Guide! In this tutorial, we will explore the operation of a Servo Motor and an UltraSonic Sensor in combination with some ot...
- Arduino Projects with Sound (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)
Project Set 2 – Sound Welcome to the second Project Set from the Sparkfun Inventors Kit V4.0 Guide! In our last Project Set, we explored the basics of the Arduino IDE, some electrical and electronic concepts and looked at various electri...
- Arduino Projects with Robotics Using the Sparkfun RedBoard
Welcome to the final Project Set of the Sparkfun Inventors Kit! This Project Set focuses on Robotics with the final Circuit being an Autonomously Driving Vehicle! New components introduced in this tutorial are: DC Motor/Gearbox Motor Driver...
- Arduino Projects with an LCD (Using Sparkfun RedBoard)
Arduino Projects with an LCD (Using Sparkfun RedBoard) Welcome to Project Set 4 in the Sparkfun Inventors Kit Guide! In this tutorial, we will look into using Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD's) to print data. This ability allows us to remotely set up a...
- Getting Started with Arduino Using the Sparkfun RedBoard
Welcome to the Sparkfun Inventors Kit (SIK) Ver 4.0 tutorial page. In this beginner’s tutorial, we will explore the basics of microcontroller programming and circuit electronics through a series of projects that are provided in the Sparkfu...
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- Cosplay Blaster
Hey guys! First time poster. I've been working on a blaster for my girlfriend's costume, and I thought I would share it with everyone. When triggered, it plays a selected sound effect and flashes the light. Pretty simple :)
- Coffee Grinder With Arduino
Using a few bits and pieces, this ordinary coffee grinder now has two presets to run the motor for a programmable length of time. The idea being that the grinder running for a set amount of time will deliver a certain amount of coffee each button press meaning the beans can be stored unground, keeping them fresher for longer. I completed this project for a friend, Ian, who lives for coffee. Ian wanted the same functionality in h...
- The Hipster Coaster
We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydney Mini Maker Faire. We decided to do so by utilising the TinkerKit Braccio from Arduino.org, alongside some 3D Printing ingenuity, for an engaging display for all ages. Enter the Hipster Coaster in all its glory. All the parts were printed seperately on our family of Lulzbot 3D Printers, later stuck together using a mi...
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