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NEWS Arduino

The Best Arduino Starter Kit for Beginners — A Reliable Kit for Your Arduino Trip

DFRobot Apr 01 2017 558

Arduino is a handy tool in building interactive electric projects. During the last few years, Arduino Platform has been extremely popular among students, designers, hobbyists, STEAM educators or even professional engineers. 


But the huge selection of Arduino boards can make it hard for a beginner to get started, pick out a reliable Arduino starter kit will save beginners much of time. A reliable arduino starter kit should not only stable and durable hardware products, but also proper tutorial to guide an Arduino starter fans or an educator. Here list out typical kits to help beginners pick out a suitable one. 


Arduino Official Starter Kit


This is the only Arduino official starter kit, which walks you through the basics in a hands-on way, with creative projects you build by learning. Thanks to a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a selection of 15 projects that start from a low complexity, in order to let you using components to control the physical world throw different kind of sensor. The only disappointment with the kit is the package, once you have everything assembled, it might be hard to return them back neatly.


Recommended Index: ★★★★☆


Recommend users
1. Electronic DIY fans
2. Arduino Beginner
3. Students in electronic and related schools
4. Students in Arts and Design Schools
5. Above 15th grade students
6. Educators in middle and primary schools


Key Features:
The official Italian version of Arduino
Vdeo tutorial the founder of Arduino Massimo Banzi
Chinese textbook


Software:

Arduino IDE


DFRobot Beginner Kit for Arduino starters



This is an easy to access Arduino beginner kit for starters, which is well-designed by DFRobot. Starting from basic LED control to more advanced environmental sensing, monitoring and actuators. The starter kit will guide starters enter the Arduino world through the sensing, controlling the physical world by sensors and microcontroller via carefully designed project. A DFRduino UNO R3 (Compatible with Arduino Uno R3), the most stable and commonly used Arduino processor which is perfect compatible with Arduino IDE, together with DFRobot's best-selling Arduino prototype shield are included in this kit. Besides premium quality jumper wires, double resistors, more LEDs, 9g servo, IR remote transmitter and receiver, 4 more useful components are added: relay, motor, fan and potentiometer.


Recommended Index: ★★★★★


Recommended users
Electronic DIY hobbyists
Beginners of Arduino platform
Students in electronic and related schools
Students in Arts and Design Schools
Students Above 15th grade 
Educators in middle and primary schools


Key Features:
The first Arduino Starter Kit of DFRobot
Best seller of Arduino Starter Kit
15 project flash cards with wiring guides of each project
Completely tutorial and code
DF provide exclusive learning community for questions and using experience.


Software:

Arduino IDE


Sparkfun Inventor's Kit V3



The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) is a good way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes everything you need to complete 15 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. The full-color SIK Guidebook (included) contains step-by-step instructions of how to connect each circuit with the included parts. The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for beginners ages 10 and up. 


Recommended Index: ★★★★☆


Recommend users
1. Electronic DIY fans
2. Arduino Beginner
3. Students in electronic and related schools
4. Students in Arts and Design Schools


Key Features:
Produce by famous open-source company Sparkfun
English printed tutorial and code.


Software
:

Arduino IDE


Kit for Arduino Workshop



This is a kit for the book “Arduino Workshop”, which is written by John Boxall originally. In this book, you'll learn how these add-ons work and how to integrate them into your own projects. This is a project base book, with this kit, you are capable to follow the step of book and help you to understand the various electronic components and concepts more clearly. As your understanding grows, the projects increase in complexity and sophistication. 


Recommended Index: ★★☆☆☆


Recommend users
Electronic DIY fans
Arduino Beginner
Students in electronic and related schools
Above 15th grade students
Educators in middle and primary schools


Key Features:
Book of “Arduino Workshop” 
Well-known Chinese university teacher — Weng Kai
Cheaper kit than other similar products.


Software:

Arduino IDE


Quick Comparison

   

Reliable should be an important standard for newers to start their Arduino travel, take factors of budget, quality of components and proper tutorial into consideration and figure out the best one for you.  
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