Sensor Kit - Ver. 1

Replacement:DEV-12056. We've replaced a few discontinued sensors in this kit with newer revisions to give you a more up-to-date sensor kit, go check it out! This page is for reference only.

Want to start playing with sensors, but don't know where to start? This kit includes a sensor for just about every job. With everything included in this kit, you'll be able to sense acceleration, distance, compass heading, vibration, humidity, movement, ambient light, temperature, and more! These are our favorite sensors from each category.

This new version of the kit adds a twenty pack of 10K Ohm resistors and two 1M Ohm resistorsto help create voltage dividers and use piezo vibration!

This huge assortment of sensors makes an amazing gift for that very special electronics geek; they won't be able to thank you enough!

Replaces:DEV- 11283

Sensor Kit - Ver. 1 Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • dsffasdfdsafadsfasdfadsf / about 11 years ago / 2

    How much do you save by buying the kit vs each sensor by itself?

    • mattdero / about 11 years ago * / 2

      TOTAL : $211.03 (Doesn't include the reed switch, magnet, or the resistors. And yes, slow Friday at work)

    • Kamiquasi / about 11 years ago / 1

      The exact figure may depend on exactly where you're having it shipped. You can check for yourself by clicking the Parts Wishlist link above and adding the entire wishlist to the cart (link at the bottom of the wishlist page).

      Just on parts alone, no shipping, you save (at this time) $214.98 (parts) - $199.95 (kit) = $15.03.

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