Note: Arduino Starter Kit is discontinued now.
This Arduino official starter kit 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 learn the basic of electronic, to a major one, using components that let you control the physical world throw different kind of sensor.
Once you have mastered this knowledges, you will have a palette of software and circuits that you can use to create something beautiful, and make someone smile with what you invent, that is the reason why you will find more components than the required from the projects of the book. Then build it, hack it and share it. Because arduino is you!
What there is in the kit is reported in the list below, clicking int he name of the component you can download the datasheet of the parts, a document that describes the design and functionality of electrical components.
Here's a list of the projects in the kit:
GET TO KNOW YOUR TOOLS - an introduction to the concepts you'll need to use this kit
SPACESHIP INTERFACE - design to control panel for your startship
LOVE-O-METER - measure how hot-blooded you are
COLOR MIXING LAMP - produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input
MOOD CUE - clue people in to how you're doing
LIGHT THEREMIN - create a musical instrument you play by waving your hands
KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT - play music and make some noise with this keyboard
DIGITAL HOURGLASS - a light-up hourglass that can stop you from working too much
MOTORIZED PINWHEEL - a color wheel that will have your head spinning
ZOETROPE - create a mechanical animation you can play forward or reverse
CRYSTAL BALL - a mystical tour to answer all your tough question
KNOCK LOCK - tap out the secret code to open the door
TOUCHY-FEEL LAMP - a lamp that responds to your touch
TWEAK THE ARDUINO LOGO - control your personal computer from your Arduino
HACKING BUTTONS - create a master control for all your devices!