This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: DEV-11930
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Replacement: DEV-11930. We've released a new starter kit with our own SparkFun RedBoard, go check it out! 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 new Arduino Uno. 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 R3 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 R3. 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.
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Want/Need some of the things in this kit but not all of it? Check out the Parts Wishlist.