The SparkFun Arduino Duemilanove starter kit is a great gift for beginners and weathered professionals alike. Included is a multitude of inputs, outputs, and sensors to get you started in the wonderful world of embedded electronics.
Note: This product has been replaced by the newer SparkFun starter kit for RedBoard.
The Arduino Duemilanove starter kit from SparkFun Electronics is a great gift for beginners and weathered professionals alike. Included is a multitude of inputs, outputs, and sensors to get you started in the wonderful world of embedded electronics.
For the very beginner, we also offer an Arduino Inventor’s Kit, which includes all of the components needed to build eleven basic electronic circuits and a printed guide that walks the complete beginner through the construction of each project.
- Arduino Duemilanove ATmega328 – Arduino USB board, fully assembled and tested.
- 6’ USB A to B cable – USB provides power for up to 500mA (enough for most projects) and is ample length to connect to your desktop or laptop USB port.
- Miniature breadboard – Excellent for making circuits and connections off the Arduino. Breadboard may come in various colors.
- Male to Male jumper wires – These are high quality wires that allow you to connect the female headers on the Arduino to the components and breadboard.
- Force-sensitive resistor – A sensor that will vary its resistance depending on the amount of pressure (range of 100g to 10kg) being applied to its circular sensing area.
- Photocell – A sensor to detect ambient light. Perfect for detecting when a drawer is opened or when night-time approaches.
- Thermistor – A sensor for detecting ambient temperature and temperature changes.
- Tri-color LED – Because everyone loves a blinky. Use this LED to PWM-mix any color you need.
- Basic LEDs – Light emitting diodes make great general indicators.
- Linear trim pot – Also known as a variable resistor, this is a device commonly used to control volume or contrast and makes a great general user control input.
- Buzzer – Make wonderful, brain-splitting noises, alarms, and even music!
- 12mm button – Because big buttons are easier to hit.
- 330 Ohm resistors – 5 current limiting resistors for LEDs, and strong pull-up resistors.
- 10 kOhm resistor – These make excellent pull-ups, pull-downs, and current limiters.
Note: As of February 16, 2010, this kit now includes a force sensitive resistor (FSR) and a few 10kΩ resistors instead of a piezo vibration sensor.