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SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino

Replacement:KIT-10152. The new version of the kit includes the Arduino baseplate. This page is for reference only.

This new version of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) now includes a flex sensor, a softpot, and a newer better trimpot with all new overlays! The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes all the bits you need to build 12 basic circuits, no soldering required! On top of that, we've joined forces with Oomlout to offer a small booklet to get you started. The SIK comes with everything pictured and a 36 page color printed 'starter' guide. The guide will take a complete novice and get them:

  • Blinking LEDs
  • Controlling a toy motor
  • Controlling a servo
  • Making (bad) music
  • Responding to buttons
  • Twisting a volume knob
  • Detecting ambient light
  • Reading temperature
  • Controlling big devices
  • Mixing LED colors

    We believe these to be the building blocks of any electronics project. Once these concepts are mastered, very impressive projects are possible using simple recombinations.

Note: This kit will not include a base plate. We're pretty excited about how it's all coming together, but there are still some problems. We're working on getting a plastic plate to hold the Arduino next to the bread board. It's shown in the documentation, and it's coming! But we did not want to hold up this kit any longer. We will release a new kit once it's here and offer the plate separately as well.

Note: This product is a collaboration with Oomlout. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.



  • Arduino USB
  • Printed 36-page Oomlout manual
  • 12 color circuit overlays
  • Clear Bread Board
  • 74HC595 Shift Register
  • 2N2222 Transistors
  • 1N4001 Diodes
  • DC Motor with wires
  • Small Servo
  • 5V Relay
  • TMP36 Temp Sensor
  • Flex sensor
  • Softpot
  • 6' USB Cable
  • Jumper Wires
  • Photocell
  • Tri-color LED
  • Red and Green LEDs
  • 10K Trimpot
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Big 12mm Buttons
  • 330 and 10K Resistors
  • Male Headers

    No soldering required. We recommend this kit for beginners ages 10 and up.



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  • StudioLicio / about 13 years ago / 1

    Is there a version of this kit without the Arduino? And is the baseplate included? (just kidding!!!)

  • bboyes / about 13 years ago / 1

    Which version of the Arduino is in here? DL 328 I hope? Didn't see it in the reference manual after a quick look.

  • Luka / about 13 years ago / 1

    I'm planning on ordering one from Europe. Is there anything in this kit that is not compatible with the sockets used here (220V Schuko), for instance wall warts or anything? Can something go wrong because of the difference between the US and Europe standard? Or is the USB cable the only power supply?

    • For the kit, the USB cable is your power supply. You can purchase your own power supply separately that would suit your needs, or use a battery, or use USB.

  • JohnW / about 14 years ago / 1

    I am comparing kits and wondering if this one includes a plate like the picture shows. Thanks.

  • slinger / about 14 years ago / 1

    Does this include the base plate yet?

    • "Note: This kit will not include a base plate."
      When it comes with the baseplate, we will have banners, buzzers, dancing clowns and all sorts of announcements. It does not include it yet.

    • CoryW / about 14 years ago / 1

      I purchased this kit a few days ago and it didn't come with it, so I doubt it's been added since then.

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