We frequently use different types of sensors in our day-to-day life for several purposes and projects. The greater the sensors, the greater the possibilities of trying and doing different things.
We have collected for you top ten sensor kits that you can interface with your Raspberry Pi boards.
10. Kuman 20 in 1 Sensor Modules Learning Kit ($24.99)
20 in 1 sensor module kit. Great for beginners indulging in different projects with infinite possibilities. This kit comes with great set of assortments in nicely packaged cases. It doesn’t comes with a pictorial key but you can use the picture that comes with Amazon.
“Works fine” – a customer from Amazon
9. OSOYOO 2016 new Modules Sensor Kit ($21.95)
This kit has 20 sensor modules. Must work to make the sensors work. Online documentation is available but you must carefully identify each sensor and make it work.
The makers provide detailed tutorials, codes if you email them for FREE.
8. Kuman 38 modules Sensor Kit ($59.00)
This is a 38 in 1 sensor module kit. Compatible with RPi 3 2 Model B B+ A A+. It also includes GPIO extension board. This sensor kit is great for anyone who wants to explore the functionality of Raspberry Pi. Great for enthusiasts and electronic hobbyists. The parts are of good quality. It has an excellent selection and condition of sensors. The components are of high quality and are well packaged.
7. Kuman 16 in 1 Modules Sensor Kit ($29.99)
This is a 16 in 1 sensor kit. You will have to poke around internet to get it working. The modules work great. Each of the components come packaged in tiny zip lock bags, and then enclosed in a little hard case. Great for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts. The parts and components are durable and do not break easily.
Kuman provides detailed tutorials and codes if you email them for FREE.
6. Kuman 37 Sensor Module Kit ($32.99)
Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 2 Model B A A+ B+. The sensors come in plastic bags having good quality. This kit is great for beginners and provides basic understanding about a board’s debugging ability.
The makers provide detailed tutorials, codes and project introductions if you email them for FREE.
5. CJRSLRB® 16pcs/lots Raspberry pi 2 B+ sensor module Board package ($29.99)
Compatible with Raspberry Pi 2,3(B+). This kit is cheap and sensors comes in good package. Again there are no documentation or labels. You have to use a search engine to search and identify the sensors. The sensors come in neat little package and work well.
4. SunFounder 37 Modules Sensor Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi ($108.99)
This is a self-designed 37 in 1 sensors module kit. It comes with a manual containing projects and codes and a case for storage. You need to get the kit working from the codes in GitHub repository. The documentation is usable and is a great start for beginners. Though you might face problem in identifying the sensors and making them work. Great for learning what various sensors can do, how can you control them, and how you can use them together.
3. SunFounder 37 modules Sensor Kit for Raspberry Pi ($62.99)
SunFounder kit includes 37 sensor modules with a 26 pin ribbon cable and a breadboard. It also comes with a case for storage and GPIO extension board. Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1,2.
The components come and work fine but this also comes with zero documentation hence you have to subtly identify all the components. Must find a way to lower from 5V (sensors) to 3.3V (Raspberry Pi).
Great for beginners.
2. SunFounder 37 modules Sensor Kit for Raspberry Pi ($68.99)
Easy to use set of components. Rated 5 stars by almost half of the 43 customers, this is a 37 in 1 modules kit. It comes with a detailed user manual containing projects and codes. The sensors do not comes labelled but they send a booklet for reference. The Raspberry Pi works with 3.3V and the sensors work with 5V so you’ll have to find a way to lower that.
The kit works fine, and the StreamLED is the best in here. It also comes with a GPIO board. Identifying the sensors is very important as many of them might appear same. Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1,2,3(B+).
1. Elegoo 37-in-1 Sensor Module Kit ($24.99)
Rated 4 stars by almost 200 customers this sensor kit includes 37 sensor modules which can be interfaced with any microcontroller hence its wide usage. It comes with a resistor bag and a CD for tutorial. The sensors come in plastic bags, though adding foams would really help. Identifying the sensors properly is important because they aren’t labelled by the manufacturer. The modules work fine. A great kit for beginners.
Let us know which sensor kit suited you best.