5 best starter kits to master electronics and have fun!

By on June 6, 2016
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Do you want to start practicing DIY electronics and embedded computing, but you find annoying to understand what you need to begin? Do you get crazy when a stupid missing cable or component blocks you from testing your last prototype?

Here are 5 best starter kit to start immediately working on electronics and computing

Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit

An exclusive Starter Kit from CanaKit that includes the fastest model of the Raspberry Pi family – The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and everything you need to get up and running within minutes in the exciting world of Raspberry Pi!
The included CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB power supply (UL Listed) is specially designed and tested for the Raspberry Pi 3. This power supply incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability.
Kit Includes:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM
  • On-board WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 32 GB MicroSD Card (Class 10) – Raspberry Pi Recommended MicroSD Card with NOOBS
  • CanaKit 2.5A Micro USB Power Supply with Noise Filter (UL Listed) specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 (5-foot cable)
  • High Quality Raspberry Pi 3 Case
  • Premium Quality HDMI Cable with CEC support (6-foot cable)
  • 2 x Heat Sinks
  • GPIO Quick Reference Card
  • CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide

 

Arduino/Genuino starter kit

The Starter Kit walks you through the basics of using the Arduino in a hands-on way. You’ll learn through building several creative projects. The kit includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a book of 15 projects. Starting the basics of electronics, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators.
The Starter Kit includes:

1 Projects Book (170 pages), 1 Arduino / Genuino Uno, 1 USB cable, 1 Breadboard 400 points, 70Solid core jumper wires, 1 Easy-to-assemble wooden base, 1 9v battery snap, 1 Stranded jumper wires (black), 1 Stranded jumper wires (red), 6 Photoresistor [VT90N2 LDR], 3 Potentiometer 10kOhms, 10 Pushbuttons, 1 Temperature sensor [TMP36], 1 Tilt sensor, 1 alphanumeric LCD (16×2 characters), 1 LED (bright white), 1 LED (RGB), 8 LEDs (red), 8 LEDs (green), 8 LEDs (yellow), 3 LEDs (blue), 1 Small DC motor 6/9V, 1 Small servo motor, 1 Piezo capsule [PKM17EPP-4001-B0], 1 H-bridge motor driver [L293D], 1 Optocouplers [4N35], 2 Mosfet transistors [IRF520], 5 Capacitors 100uF, 5 Diodes [1N4007], 3 Transparent gels (red, green, blue), 1 Male pins strip (40×1), 20 Resistors 220 Ohms, 5 Resistors 560 Ohms, 5 Resistors 1 kOhms, 5 Resistors 4.7 kOhms, 20 Resistors 10 kOhms, 5 Resistors 1 MOhms, 5 Resistors 10 MOhms

Touch Board starter kit

 

If you’ve ever thought about making a poster play your favourite song, giving objects the ability to speak, or creating hidden sensors in your house, then the Touch Board Starter Kit is for you.







Each kit contains a Touch Board, Electric Paint, and everything you need to start transforming the world around you. There is no need for programming expertise! The Touch Board Starter Kit comes ready to plug and play, so you can create any of its three featured projects right out of the box. The Guidebook will take you through step-by-step instructions, and is packed with ideas, resources, and inspiration for you to build on.

Includes:

1 x Touch Board
1 x Electric Paint 10ml Tube
1 x Electric Paint 50ml Jar
1 x Guidebook
1 x MicroSD Card
1 x MicroSD Card Reader
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Mini Speaker
12 x Alligator Clips (colours vary)
1 x House Stencil
1 x Stencil Brush
12 x Sticky Tabs
3 x Velcro Stickers
2 x Paper Cutouts

Wio Link Deluxe kit

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This kit is a full package of all general required functional modules for someone who intend to do some real project or make a prototype. It contains sensors(mainly), switching-function modules, servo motors, LED strip and a speaker. The most amazing part of this kit is the Wio Link development board which can be utilized for various devices: without a bit programming skill required. All the actions you want your modules performed and the flashing-code operation to Wio Link could be completed with taps in a mobile app. And you can send instructions to your devices over the internet at anywhere. So Wio Link will be a perfect utility to making things around smarter for everyone.

Includes: Quantity
Grove – Button 1PCS
Grove – Relay 1PCS
Grove – Moisture Sensor 1PCS
Grove – Temp&Humi Sensor 1PCS
Grove – Digital Light Sensor 1PCS
Grove – Rotary Angle Sensor 1PCS
Grove – Protoshield 1PCS
Grove – Magnetic Switch 1PCS
Grove – 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer(±1.5g) 1PCS
Grove – IR Distance Interrupt 1PCS
Grove – Barometer Sensor (BMP180) 1PCS
Grove – Air quality sensor v1.3 1PCS
Grove – Gesture 1PCS
Grove – I2C Hub 1PCS
Grove – Speaker 1PCS
Grove – WS2812 Waterproof LED Strip – 30 LEDs 1 meter 1PCS
Micro USB Cable – 48cm 2PCS
Grove – Servo 1PCS
Wio Link 1PCS

Retropie retro-gaming starter kit

This kit allows you to build a station Arcade games – for one player – such as those found in the ’80s and’ 90s, in bars and arcades. The system is based on the latest version of Raspberry Pi 2 and uses it as RetroPie 3.5 software, derived from Debian Jessie, with which you can emulate different types of consoles, including Nintendo, Game Boy, MAME, Sega Master System, Amiga, Commodore, etc. The kit includes all the parts necessary to build the station Games Arcade except the monitor. Raspberry Pi has HDMI video output so you must have a monitor with an HDMI or HDMI / VGA adapter.

The single-player kit includes
  • Raspberry Pi Type B 2, 1 piece
  • Arcade Amaranth button, 2 pieces
  • Arcade Button yellow, 2 pieces
  • Button Green Arcade, 2 pieces
  • Blue Arcade Button, 1 piece
  • White Arcade button with symbol 1 player, 1 piece
  • Black Arcade Button, 1 piece
  • Arcade joystick 4-axis knob pink, 1 piece
  • Shield RetroPie for Raspberry Pi, 1 piece
  • Female faston 5 mm, 20 pieces
  • Cable 8 cores of 2.5 meters for the buttons cable – 1 piece
  • Micro Secure Digital 8GB with adapter, 1 piece
  • HDMI cable 0.7 m, 1 piece
  • DC adapter cable to plug in the micro USB, 1 piece
  • Switching power supply 5 V – 2 A, 1 piece
  • FTP cable 1 meter CAT5e 2xRJ45, 1 piece

 



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