Arduino

Don’t forget: The deadline for entries in our Getting Started with Arduino Kit V2 giveaway will end at 11:59 PST tonight! This kit includes the Getting Started with Arduino book, an Arduino Uno microcontroller, USB cable, a breadboard, a jumper wire kit, and all of the components you need to complete of the examples in the book. To be eligible, all you have to do is go to this giveaway page and tell us why you want to learn Arduino and maybe what projects you think you might like to do with a kit. Good luck!

Getting Started with Arduino Kit V2.0 Drawing

More:
The Make: Arduino Landing Page

18 thoughts on “Arduino Kit Giveaway Closing!

  1. I’d like to use the system to monitor and record weather information to be used in calculating growing degree days for crops on my farm. Maybe even expand it to a full-blown weather station.

  2. I want to get an arduino so that me and my son can learn robotics and programming a microcontroller together. He is 11 and really into robots. He is learning on the LEGO Mindstorms system right now but it is really showing its limitations at this point. I’d like him to have a system that can be expanded and use nearly any kind of sensor or motor controller.

  3. I want to make the sickest infotainment system EVAR! Arduino to manage the keyless door system and the car sensors (spedo, fuel gague, temp, etc) with a beagleboard brain running the in car OS, Nav and media playback all hooked to 4 inch touch screen displays. OR To make an in home presence system that can tell where you are in your house and change settings (play music from a specific station/playlist, turn the lights to your brightness/dimness levels, adjust AC), just by finding you with sensors hooked to a team of arduinos that run the appliances/fixtures in the house. Imagine your music and mood settings following you where you go in the house! This would also automatically turn off lights/adjust AC/heat for room with nobody in them leading to power savings/better efficiency.

    And yes I don’t even know how to solder yet …

  4. Interesting concept. I’ve already got the book, plus two breadboards mounted on the proto-shields. But that clear breadboard, that’s a real wowzer.

Comments are closed.

Tagged

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

View more articles by Gareth Branwyn