Description: This is the new revision of the kit. We switched to a better trimpot and green LED. This is a kit that gives you all of the basic thru-hole components you will need to get started playing with embedded projects. These are the ‘bubble gum’ parts that we regularly use. A good starter assortment of caps, ICs, regulators, diodes, and good-for-blinky LEDs. Be sure to look through our tutorials for some great projects.
This assortment of parts makes a great gift for beginner and advanced electronics nerds! For more gift ideas check out the SparkFun Gift Guide!
You may notice there are no resistors in this kit. We recommend purchasing the resistor kit listed below for all the resistor values you may need.
Based on 3 ratings:
It’s a good selection of components, but a bit heavy on capacitors. Get it with the resistor kit and you’ll be ready for all kinds of projects!
This kit contains lots of items that are fun to explore and discover. Starting with the LEDs and leading into the 7 segment display and then the 555 timer is natural and fun. The photo-resistor and 10k pot are also fun to play around with and teach electronics with. However, I can’t give this 5 stars due to the fact that there are no resistors in this “Beginners Parts Kit”. Most of the kit items are useless without the appropriate resistors and resistors are as beginner as it gets. Add to this the fact that the kit contains nearly 50 capacitors?!? Don’t be cheap and don’t try to pass the buck by adding a disclaimer to the description - just add a small reasonable set of resistors to this.