Building an interactive project may sound a bit scary at first. Some have the notion that it would need basic training and a huge amount of money. The good news is there's actually a company that can help users pursue their dream of becoming a master in the world of electronics.
Arduino, a company known for designing and manufacturing kits made for creating digital devices and interactive objects, offers a complete starter kit that is perfect for beginners. Priced at only $75.99, it includes an illustrated guide and some courses that are enough for mastering the basics of Arduino.
"This kit requires no experience and teaches you to use Arduino to control lights, buzzers, and more. Once you master the basics of Arduino, you can control motors on any device you dream up - from robots, to mood lights, to self-playing instruments, and beyond," stated in the product description.
At such price, the user will get an ARDX Arduino Starter Kit (valued at $69.90), an Arduino Step-by-Step "Your Guide to the Internet of Things" Course (valued at $200), an Arduino "Make a Remote-Controlled Car" Course (valued at $150), and a Beginning Arduino "Make Your Own Environment Monitor System" Course (valued at $100).
The Arduino Starter Kit includes a manual, cheat-sheet and a number of varying parts that allows the user to create at least 13 different circuits. Users don't have to worry about not having soldering or previous electronics experience since the kit also includes a step by step instruction on the basics and even beyond.
The courses are meant to complement the starter kit which includes various lectures and several hours of content. What's more, users are given lifetime access to the courses which allows them to learn at their own pace. At a price that had been discounted by as much as 85 percent, there's really nothing to lose but a lot of things to learn and build.
Arduino, the ultimate do-it-yourself open-source electronics platform, was established in 2004 by students at Italy's Interaction Design Institute. Through Arduino, users can start doing projects that interact with the environment. These can range from making a Twitter-enabled coffee pot to creating a pollutant sensor to a MIDI-controller and more.
The deal is available for a limited period. To be exact, it is only good for 6 days. While shipping is free, it is only available to U.S. customers and may take from three to four weeks of shipping time.