PICAXE-08M Starter Pack

Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying this PICAXE starter pack in our catalog. This page is for reference only.

Everything you need to get started with 8 pin PICAXE microcontrollers!

Please note: This kit does NOT include a programming cable. The list of contents in the kit says it does, but it really does not. Please choose your PICAXE programming cable below.

  • PCB and Parts
  • Battery Holder
  • Software CD

PICAXE-08M Starter Pack 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.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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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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  • TheGreat837 / about 15 years ago / 3

    Will this work on Mac OS X Leopard?

  • Member #410800 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Very good starter kit for if your on a budget! First order from this site, and definitely not the last(ordering more right now, lol).

  • Re3d / about 11 years ago / 1

    Looks great

  • Member #261863 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Do I have to but USB cable in addition to this kit?

  • Microman / about 13 years ago / 1

    It doesn't mention the fact here that these run BASIC.

    • rwizard / about 13 years ago * / 2

      Generally, you wouldn't select a microprocessor without at least looking at the data sheet, and frequently you would do more study than that. I would imagine no one felt a need to cover the BASIC Language aspect in a brief product catalog listing.
      For the experienced, the nature of the PICAXE is widely known, and for the newcomer, the linked data sheet explains the BASIC language aspect of the part.
      Besides, now you've mentioned it, so all those people who buy parts without knowing anything about them or reading the datasheets beforehand are good to go! ;^)

  • sci4me / about 13 years ago / 1

    Very nice kit. The board is awesome. Nice!

  • woody440 / about 13 years ago / 1

    will this run on windows 7?

    • Microman / about 13 years ago / 1

      I have one and yes, it does. I recommend that you download the newer software from revolution education, which manufactures picaxe.

  • I like the fact that the software works on Windows 95 i've got an old 95 laptop with serial that i'd love to put to use!

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