Arduino is an open-source electronics hardware and software platform designed for hobbyists and professionals to build projects from the simple blinking LED to 3D printed flying quadcopter drones. Interested but don’t know where to start? We have assembled for you a list of 10 best starter kits for Arduino. So check out this list of 10 best Arduino starter kits and let us know your favourite in the comments section.
10. The Arduino Starter Kit by Arduino.org ($72.40)
Great way to get started. Components for 15 different projects. It also includes a step by step tutorial and a guide book so if you want to learn about circuits and basic coding to get a fun result, this book is great. Out of 570 people, 79% rated it 5 stars.
A great start for arduino for age 10 and up.
9. The Official Arduino Starter Kit by Arduino ($149.95)
This is the official starter kit by Arduino. It includes the best selling book from Make magazine: ” Getting Started with Arduino”. It also comes with components for more than 10 projects and comes with an Arduino UNO. The Make book is a really good place to start studying Arduino and the components that come with this kit making it all easy and worthwhile – all in one package.
8. SunFounder Starter Kit For Arduino UNO (Without controller – $25.99)
The kit comes with the components shown in the above figure. Transistors, resistors, breadboard. This starter kit comes without Arduino i.e you have to buy it yourself. Similarly, this kit can be used with other controllers as well.
Great for beginner for doing little projects although when you go to dedicated projects, you will need specific things. Quality of the products is great. Decent kit for a decent price. Excellent for beginners.
7. SunFounder Starter Kit For Arduino UNO (With controller – $42.99)
This kit comes with Arduino UNO R3. It comes with all the components shown in the above figure. It also comes with a detailed manual for users.
Great for beginners who want to know how everything works. Quality of products is good, hence you enjoy whilst doing the projects.
6. Elegoo Complete Starter Kit for Arduino MEGA2560 NANO ($52.99)
This is one of the most diverse Arduino kit with keypads, hexpads, breadboards, transistors, LEDs to LCDs.
All the pieces work fine, hence it is a pleasure to work on this. For mediocre-hard hands-on projects, this kit serves great. Great item for such a low price. Though the included arduino is a clone, it doesn’t really matter because open source code works with clones.
5. Kuman Complete Starter Kit for Arduino UNO Mega 2560 ($39.99)
This is a super starter kit for Arduino especially for those who are genuinely interested. It comes with all the components shown in the above figure. The components work great and great for those who want to learn electronics and circuitry in detail. UNO controller that comes with it works decently too.
4. Robotlinking Super Learning Kit for Arduino UNO ($47.57)
This kit by Robotlinking comes with 50 different parts and 200 individual components. The kit comes with Arduino UNO R3.
“Nice kit for $50. Everything was packed in a plastic box with a tray. The Uno I received looks official. If you are looking to get an Arduino I recommend this kit. It provides an introduction to a range of devices at a low price. The included CD contains sample code to get a quick start on projects.” – Amazon customer review
3. SunFounder Super Starter Kit for Arduino UNO Mega2560 Mega328 Nano (with MEGA 2560 – $55.99)
This kit by SunFounder is great for beginners as well as experienced hobbyists. It comes in a case in which you can store your components and a user guide for beginners. The quality of UNO board is great. Good value for a starter.
“I have been into electronics and computers for over 30 years. I’ve taken electronics courses on the college level and I must say this kit is truly remarkable.
I recommend this to anyone interested in electronics. It is good for kids and adults probably 8 and up due to all the little parts.
The book and lessons are almost spot on and are easily recreatable. I very much enjoy the simplicity and accessibility of this collection.
A must have for any technology enthusiast.” – Amazon customer review
2. SunFounder Project Super Starter Kit for Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano ($35.99)
SunFounder’s starter kit lets you learn about Arduino. Pretty decent for hobbyists too. The Arduino board is not included. The quality of products is great hence you’ll enjoy while using it. Accelerometers, 555 timers, optocoupler, shift registers all are included.
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1. Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit by Vilros ($54.99)
Ultimate Arduino UNO kit to get you started on 100’s of Arduino projects. Over 150+ parts and a detailed manual for use.
“If you have a slight idea about what Arduino is, but you don’t know where to start, look no further!
It comes with it’s own starter kit guide to get you building various circuits that do neat little things. Nothing to really revolutionize your world, but definitely get you to start thinking like an electronic hobbyist. All the projects provided break down the code inside the Arduino sketch program, but can get overwhelming fairly fast if you’re not familiar with programming.” – Amazon customer review
We would love to hear which kit you are getting! Let us know in the comments section