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In the Maker Shed: Getting Started with Arduino Kit


Are you interested in learning more about Arduino but don’t know where to begin? Check out the Getting Started with Arduino Kit available in the Maker Shed! This popular kit includes everything you need to form a solid foundation with the Arduino microcontroller. The components in the kit match perfectly with Massimo Banzi’s latest Getting Started with Arduino, 2nd Edition book (not included, but discounted when purchased with the kit) or with the tutorials available online. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!


  • (1) Arduino UNO
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) 9V Battery Pack w/DC Plug (requires soldering)
  • (1) 9V Battery
  • (1) Clear Breadboard
  • (1) Deluxe Jumper Wire Kit
  • (2) Red LEDs
  • (2) Green LEDs
  • (2) Blue LEDs
  • (1) RGB LED
  • (10) 10K Ohm Resistors
  • (10) 220 Ohm Resistors
  • (10) 270 Ohm Resistors
  • (2) Photo Resistors
  • (1) Momentary Button

Would you rather purchase this kit from a physical store? Check out your local RadioShack for this and more of our great kits!

8 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: Getting Started with Arduino Kit

  1. ndonahue says:

    Great beginner kit, although the book is extremely limited and despite being a 2nd edition, doesn’t correctly reference the Arduino sketch library.

    This kit is an interesting choice for people wanting to explore Arduino — one the one hand it is an inexpensive introduction, but on the other hand, it offers very little capavity for creating anything functional. Depending on how you like to learn / reward yourself for effort, you might want to look for a kit that is capable of producing a more meaningful /useful application.

  2. Steven says:

    great kit, the only problem is that there is no documentation as to specs for the included LEDs or what the right way to solder up the plug for the 9V battery.

  3. rlambertnj says:

    Mine is on its way, I am very excited especially since I don’t know squat about electronics, at least at this level.

  4. Jeremy Parisi says:

    Just an FYI. Some of the kits in Radio Shacks may have the Rev 2. version of the Arduino. Mine is, and since I’m still learning as I go it hasn’t caused any problems but if that matters just a heads up.

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