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Replacement: KIT-09951. The new version of the SIK now includes a flex sensor, a softpot, and a newer better trimpot. This page is for reference only.
Description: The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino (formally 'Arduino Inventor's Kit') is a box of goodies to get the very beginner (and future inventors!) 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:
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 does 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.
Note: This product is a collaboration with Oomlout. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.
No soldering required. We recommend this kit for beginners ages 10 and up.
Note: This version of the SIK has an error on the temperature circuit (CIRC10). The LM335A is wired incorrectly. You can find the correct overlay here. This will be corrected on the next SIK revision.
Note: This version of the SIK has an additional CIRG-RGB that demonstrates how to mix an RGB LED.