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Replacement: KIT-10057. The new version has more overlays, a different temperature sensor, and has some fixes in the manual. This page is for reference only.
Description: This new version of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) now includes a flex sensor, a softpot, and a newer better trimpot. The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino is a box of goodies to get the very beginner 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 will 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. We will release a new kit once it's here and offer the plate separately as well.
Also, we do not yet have examples for the Softpot or the Flex sensor. We are doing our best to update all the documentation.
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.