SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino with Retail Case

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino with Retail Case
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This product has been discontinued.

This kit has been replaced by the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit V3 for RedBoard with Retail Case.

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino with Retail Case is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes everything you need to build 14 basic circuits connected to an Arduino Uno, and no soldering is required! An included booklet guides you through the construction of each project, and each project has a breadboard-overlay card that shows you exactly where each component goes on your breadboard.

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Note: This product has been replaced by the newer SparkFun Inventor’s Kit V3 for RedBoard with Retail Case.

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit with example circuit wired.
SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino with included components.
Arduino Uno R3 SMD edition.
SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino with retail storage case.

Overview

The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) for Arduino with Retail Case is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes everything you need to build 14 basic circuits, and no soldering is required! An included booklet guides you through the construction of each project, and each project has a breadboard-overlay card that shows you exactly where each circuit component goes on your breadboard. The guide will show a complete novice how to use the included Arduino Uno R3 SMD to:

  • Blink LEDs
  • Control a toy motor
  • Control a servo
  • Make (bad) music
  • Respond to buttons
  • Read a volume knob
  • Detect ambient light
  • Measure temperature
  • Control large loads with a relay
  • Mix LED colors
  • Read a flex sensor
  • Read a softpot

These tasks are fundamental building blocks of typical electronics projects. Once these concepts are mastered, you can use simple recombinations to achieve some very impressive projects.

For those already somewhat comfortable with electronics, we also offer the SparkFun Starter Kit for RedBoard, which includes an Arduino-compatible RedBoard and a multitude of sensors and indicators to get you started in the wonderful world of embedded electronics and is a great gift for beginners and weathered professionals alike.

Included Components

  • Arduino Uno R3 SMD
  • Printed guide
  • 14 printed breadboard-overlay cards
  • Translucent red 400-pt breadboard
  • 74HC595 shift register
  • 2N2222 transistors
  • 1N4148 diodes
  • DC motor with leads
  • Small servo
  • 5V relay
  • TMP36 temperature sensor
  • Flex sensor
  • Softpot
  • 6’ USB A-to-B cable
  • Photocell
  • Tri-color LED
  • Red and yellow LEDs
  • 10K potentiometer
  • Piezo buzzer
  • 12mm pushbuttons
  • 330Ω and 10KΩ resistors
  • Jumper wires for connections without soldering
  • 0.1" breakaway male headers

This kit is recommended for beginners ages 10 and up. No soldering is required.

If you want to make any of the above Arduino projects wireless, please consider adding in our Wixel shield for Arduino.

Note: SparkFun calls this product the “SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino with Retail Case,” SKU: RTL-11236. It replaces the older Arduino Inventor’s Kit.

People often buy this product together with:

DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Carrier DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Carrier
Wixel Shield for Arduino + Wixel Pair + USB cable Wixel Shield for Arduino + Wixel Pair + USB cable