This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: DEV-11930
Replacement: DEV-11226. This kit now includes the Arduino Uno R3. This page is for reference only.
Description: The Arduino Starter Kit is a great raw parts re-fill for beginners and weathered professionals alike. This version comes with the Arduino Uno SMD. Also included is a multitude of inputs, outputs, and sensors to get your workbench back up to par. If you're just getting started with Arduino, we recommend the SparkFun Inventor's Kit that comes with a printed manual.
Note: Because Atmel is moving more and more of their production capacity to surface mount ICs, the DIP packaged ATmega328 is becoming more and more difficult to get. To keep up with demand, we now offer the Arduino Uno with an SMD ATmega328. The board is identical to the PTH version of the Uno, but you won't be able to remove the ATmega328 without some hot-air. This change shouldn't affect most users. We have historically seen a very low number of Arduino boards fail, so this should not be an issue. You will get an SMD OR PTH Uno. You do not have a choice. We will use whichever we have on hand. As the supply issues go away, we will have more control over this.
Note: Our first batch of the Arduino SMD boards have a problem with the bootloader. If you are having trouble with your board, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. So just let us know if you have an issue and we'll correct it!
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Want/Need some of the things in this kit but not all of it? Check out the Parts Wishlist.