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11 Best Arduino Starter Kits For Beginners

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Arduino Starter Kit is the best way to start with coding, electronics and Arduino itself. Arduino Starter Kit is a perfect way to dive into electronics as you get all the essential components in a single package that are required to start working with Arduino.

Arduino Starter Kits are useful for beginners in electronics and programming as all the hardware and software is open source and you can use these kits even if you have no experience in electronics and programming.

There are many Arduino Starter Kits available in the market today, each offering a variety of components and combinations.

We have collected information on few different Arduino Starter Kits and explained what they offer, how much they cost, contents of the kits and what kind of projects are possible with the kit. It is difficult to decide one kit as the best Arduino Starter Kit as each kit unique in its own way.

Here is a list of few Arduino Starter Kits along with their details.

Arduino Starter Kit – Official English

The first kit in the list is the Official Arduino Starter Kit. This kit includes several components using which you can make up to 15 projects. The kit also includes a 170 page Project Book which contains step – by – step tutorials of all the 15 projects.

Arduino Starter Kit Official Package

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The Official Arduino Starter Kit contains the following components.

  • Arduino Projects Book
  • Arduino UNO
  • USB cable
  • Breadboard 400 Pins
  • Easy-to-assemble wooden base
  • 9V battery snap
  • Solid core jumper wires (70)
  • Stranded jumper wire (1)
  • Phototransistors (6)
  • 10KΩ Potentiometers (6)
  • Push buttons (10)
  • Temperature sensor TMP36
  • Tilt sensor
  • Alphanumeric LCD (16×2 character display)
  • LEDs (1 x Bright White, 1 x RGB, 8 x Red, 8 x Green, 8 x Yellow and 3 x Blue)
  • Small DC motor (6/9V)
  • Small servo motor
  • Piezo capsule
  • H-bridge motor driver L293D
  • Optocouplers 4N35 (2)
  • MOSFET Transistors IRF520 (2)
  • Capacitors (5 x 100nF, 3 x 100µF, 5 x 100pF)
  • Diodes 1N4007 (5)
  • Transparent gels (red, green, blue)
  • 40 pin male header strip
  • Resistors (20 x 220Ω, 5 x 560Ω, 5 x 1KΩ, 5 x 4.7Ω, 10 x 10KΩ, 5 x 1MΩ, 5 x 10MΩ)

All these components are arranged in neatly packed box as shown below.

Arduino Starter Kit Official Contents

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With these components, you can make the following 15 projects.

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  • Spaceship Interface Design
  • Love-O-Meter
  • Color Mixing Lamp
  • Mood Cue
  • Light Theremin
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Digital Hourglass
  • Motorized Pinwheel
  • Zoetrope
  • Crystal Ball
  • Knock Lock
  • Touchy-Feel Lamp
  • Tweak the Arduino Logo
  • Hacking Buttons

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Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit

The next kit in the list is the Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit. This is one of the most economical Arduino Starter Kits available today. You will get a CD with a PDF file in it, which includes more than 22 tutorials.

There are slightly advanced components like Joy Stick, IR Receiver and Remote, which might be little bit complex for beginners but once you are done with the basic projects, implementing these will not be an issue.

Elegoo Starter Kit

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The contents of the Elegoo Starter Kit are as follows.

  • Elegoo UNO R3 (Compatible with Arduino Uno)
  • 16x2LCD Module ( with pin header)
  • Breadboard
  • Breadboard Expansion Board
  • Breadboard Power Supply Module
  • Joystick Module
  • IR Receiver
  • Servo Motor (SG90)
  • Stepper Motor
  • ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver Board
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Module
  • 9V Battery
  • 65 Jumper Wire
  • USB Cable
  • Buzzer (Active and Passive)
  • Potentiometer
  • 5V Relay
  • Remote
  • Tilt Switch
  • Button (5)
  • 1 digit 7-segment Display
  • 4 digit 7-segment Display
  • LEDs (5x Yellow, 5x Blue, 5x Green, 5x Red, 1x RGB)
  • Photoresistor (2)
  • Thermistor
  • Diode 1N4007 (2)
  • P2N2222 NPN Transistor (2)
  • IC 74HC595 Shift Register
  • Resistor (120)
  • Female-to-male DuPont Wire (10)

If you notice in the components list, there are few advanced modules like DHT11 Humidity and Temperature sensor, ultrasonic sensor, joystick module, servo motor and stepper motor, you can some advanced projects related to robotics, weather monitoring, motor control etc.

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Vilros Arduino Uno 3 Ultimate Starter Kit

This kit is the Vilros Ultimate Arduino Starter Kit. This is one of the simplest starter kits available for Arduino platform. It has all the components required to make your own Arduino projects.

This starter kit is suitable for beginners, who are interested in learning Arduino and basics of programming, and also experts in electronics and programming.

There is a 72 page instruction manual, which gives an introduction to the Arduino Programming environment as well as how to use the components and a step – by – step tutorial.

Vilros Arduino Starter Kit

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The contents of the Arduino Starter Kit by Vilros are as follows:

  • Arduino Uno R3
  • Arduino & Breadboard Holder
  • Bread Board
  • Shift Register 74HC595
  • NPN Transistors P2N2222A (2)
  • 1N4148 Diodes (2)
  • DC Motor with wires
  • Small Servo
  • 5V Relay
  • Temperature Sensor TMP36
  • USB Cable
  • Jumper Wires (65)
  • Photocell
  • LEDs (1x RGB, 10 x Red, 10 x Yellow)
  • 10K Trimpot
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Big 12mm Buttons (2)
  • Resistors (45 x 330Ω and 45 x 10KΩ)

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DFRobot Starter Kit for Arduino with 15 Project Tutorials

The DFRobot Starter Kit for Arduino is a cost effective beginner's kit for newbies into electronics and Arduino. This kit has a wide range of components using which we can implement different applications like the basic LED Control, sensing, monitoring and motor controls.

This starter kit contains high quality components using which we can make 15 projects.The main controller board is DFRduino UNO, which is 100% compatible with Arduino UNO and the official IDE.

DFRobot Starter Kit

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The DFRobot Starter Kit for Arduino consists of the following components.

  • DFRduino UNO R3
  • Prototyping Shield
  • Jumper Cables Male to Male (30)
  • Jumper Cables Female to Male (10)
  • Resistors (20 x 220Ω, 20 x 4.7K Ω, 20 x 1KΩ, 20 x 1KΩ)
  • 5mm LED (10)
  • IR Receiver Diode
  • Mini Push Button (4)
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Tilt Switch Sensor
  • 8-Segment LED
  • Temperature Sensor LM35
  • Relay
  • Buzzer
  • Fan
  • Motor x1
  • 10KΩ Potentiometer (3)
  • Micro Servo
  • Mini Controller (with battery CR2025 inside)
  • 6 x AA Battery Holder

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Solderless Breadboard (400 Point)

All these components are placed in individual packages with a customized black labels.

DFRobot Starter Kit Components

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With all the components available in the kit, we can make or teach others a minimum of 15 projects.

All these projects have individual reference cards which contains the wiring diagram of the project. Using these reference flash cards, we can easily make the projects.

DFRobot Starter Kit Projects

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The list of the projects is mentioned below.

  • What is Arduino?
  • LED Flashing
  • S.O.S distress signal
  • Interactive traffic lights
  • Breathing LED
  • Color RGB LED
  • Alarm
  • Temperature Alarm
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Light Sensitive LED
  • How to Drive a Servo
  • Controllable Servo
  • Interactive Adjustable RGB LED
  • DIY Fan
  • IR Remote Controlled LED

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ARDX V1.3 Arduino Experimentation Kit by Adafruit Industries

The ARDX V1.3 Arduino Experimentation Kit is an Arduino starter kit by Adafruit Industries. This kit not only consists of different components but also includes high quality instructions like schematic, code, wiring diagram, troubleshooting etc.

The kit explains 13 projects to explore the basics of Arduino. The components in the Adafruit Arduino Starter kit are very basic but it includes a Force Sensing Resistor that detects touch and acts as a touch sensor or force sensor.

All the projects in the kit come with breadboard layout sheets. A good addition to the kit is the Arduino and Breadboard Holder made of Acrylic material.

Adafruit Starter Kit

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The hardware components of the ARDX Arduino Experimentation Kit includes the following:

  • Arduino UNO Board
  • Half size breadboard
  • Acrylic holder
  • Jumper Wire Bundle (65)
  • 32 page Experimenter's Guide
  • Breadboard Layout Sheets
  • USB Cable
  • 9V battery clip
  • LEDs (1 x RGB, 10 x RED, 10 x Green, 10 x Blue)
  • Force Sensing Resistor (FSR)
  • Toy DC Motor
  • Mini Servo Motor
  • 8-Bit Shift Register (74HC595)
  • Piezo Element
  • Pushbuttons (2)
  • Potentiometer (10KΩ)
  • Photo Resistor
  • Temperature Sensor TMP36
  • Relay (5V DPDT)
  • Transistors P2N2222A (2)
  • Resistors (25 x 560 Ω, 3 x 2.2KΩ, 3 x 10KΩ)
  • Diodes 1N4001 (2)

Adafruit Starter Kit Components

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With the Adafruit Arduino Experimentation Kit, you can make the following projects.

  • Getting Started – (Blinking LED)
  • 8 LED Fun – (Multiple LEDs)
  • Spin Motor Spin – (Transistor and Motor)
  • A Single Servo – (Servos)
  • 8 More LEDs – (74HC595 Shift Register)
  • Music – (Piezo Elements)
  • Button Pressing – (Pushbuttons)
  • Twisting – (Potentiometers)
  • Light – (Photo Resistors)
  • Temperature – (TMP36 Temperature Sensor)
  • Larger Loads – (Relays)
  • Colorful Light – (RGB LED)
  • Squeezing – (Force Sensitive Resistors)

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SunFounder Project Super Starter Kit for Arduino

The SunFounder Super Starter Kit for Arduino doesn't include the Arduino Board (by default) but contains almost all the basic hardware that are required for a beginner to start working on Arduino.

This Arduino Starter Kit from SunFounder is suitable for people who already own an Arduino Board (UNO or Mega) and are looking for different components in a single package.

SunFounder Arduino Starter Kit

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With the components in the kit, you can make 19 different projects and the details of all those projects i.e. datasheets, code, Fritzing Images etc. can be downloaded from the technical specifications.

The list of components in the SunFounder Arduino Starter Kits are:

  • Project Box
  • Booklet
  • LEDs (1 x RGB, 16 x Red, 2 x White, 2 x Green, 2 x Yellow)
  • 40 Pin Header
  • 555 Timer IC
  • Optocoupler 4N35 (2)
  • Shift Resister 74HC595N (2)
  • H-Bridge Motor Driver L293D
  • Accelerometer ADXL335
  • Rotary Encoder
  • Push-Button (5)
  • Resistors (8 x 220Ω, 4 x 1KΩ, 4 x 10KΩ, 1 x 1MΩ, 1 x 5.1MΩ)
  • Switch
  • Potentiometer 50KΩ
  • LCD1602 Character Display
  • Dot Matrix Display 8×8
  • 7-Segment Character Display (2)
  • DC Motor
  • NPN Transistor S8050 (2)
  • PNP Transistor S8550 (2)
  • Capacitors (4 x 100nF, 4 x 10nF)
  • Diode (4)
  • Breadboard
  • USB Cable
  • Jumper Wire Male to Male (65)
  • DuPont Wire Female to Male (20)
  • Passive Buzzer
  • Fan

SunFounder Arduino Starter Kit Components

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All these components can be placed in the project box which has 8 grid structure. If you observe, these are some components in the list that are unique to this list like Accelerometer Sensor, Dot Matrix Display and Rotary Encoder.

The list of 19 projects that can be done using the SunFounder Arduino Starter Kit is:

  • Blinking LED
  • Controlling an LED by Button
  • Controlling an LED by PWM
  • Controlling an LED by Potentiometer
  • Flowing LED Lights
  • DC Motor Control
  • LCD1602
  • Serial Monitor
  • 7-Segment Display
  • 74HC595
  • Dot-Matrix LED Display
  • NE555 Timer
  • Rotary Encoder
  • ADXL335
  • Creation – Light Alarm
  • Traffic Light
  • Digital Dice
  • Small Fan

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RobotLinking Uno Learning Kit

The RobotLinking UNO Learning Kit is another type of Arduino Starter Kit with a huge collection of components. The key feature of this kit is that it has a variety of sensors and actuators included.

Some of the important components are MPU 6050 Accelerometer and Gyroscope Module, Joystick, Arduino Protoshield and MAX7219.


RobotLinking Starter Kit

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This starter kit contains the following components.

  • UNO R3 Board
  • 400 point Breadboard
  • USB Cable
  • 9V Wall Power Adapter (1A)
  • Remote control for Arduino
  • 1602 LCD
  • Arduino Protoshield with mini breadboard
  • Male to Male Jumper Wires (65)
  • Female to Female Jumper Wires (4)
  • SG90 9G Servo
  • Stepper Motor
  • Stepper Motor Driver
  • Resistors (10 each 10Ω, 100 Ω, 200 Ω, 330 Ω, 1K Ω, 2K Ω, 5K Ω, 10K Ω, 100K, 1MΩ)
  • 9V Battery Connection for Arduino
  • 1 Channel Relay Module
  • 8×8 Dot Matrix Module
  • 7 Segment Display (4 digit)
  • 7 Segment Display (1 digit)
  • MPU 6050 Accelerometer and Gyroscope Module
  • XY Joystick Module
  • HCSR04 Ultrasonic Sensor Module
  • Small Plastic Box (with components)
  • BC547 NPN Transistor (5)
  • BC557 PNP Transistor (5)
  • Photoresistor LDR (2)
  • 1N4007 Diodes (5)
  • 5mm LED (5 each Blue, Green, Yellow, White, Red)
  • RGB LED (Common Cathode)
  • 10KΩ Potentiometer (2)
  • 74HC595 8 Bit Shift Register
  • MAX7219 Chip (LED Driver)
  • Thermistor
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Capacitors (5 x 22pF, 5 x 0.1µF, 2 x 50V 10µF, 2 x 50V 100µF)
  • Push Button Switches (5)
  • H-Bridge Motor Driver
  • IR Receiver
  • 3V DC Motor
  • PN2222 Transistors (5)
  • Breadboard Holder
  • 40 PIN Header
  • Ultrasonic Holder

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Kuman for Arduino Project Complete Starter Kit

Kuman Starter Kit for Arduino Project is another complete starter kit with reliable components and detailed tutorials. The kit consists of 44 components using which we can make 23 projects.

This is one of the complete kits which contains almost all the commonly used electronic components in Arduino Projects. The UNO board is a custom board but it is compatible with Arduino.

Kuman Starter Kit
The contents of the Kuman Arduino Starter Kits are:

  • Kuman UNO R3 Development Board
  • USB cable
  • Prototype extension board
  • Mini breadboard
  • 5V stepper motor
  • ULN2003 stepper motor driver board
  • LEDs (5 x Red, 5 x Green, 5 x Yellow, 1 x three color)
  • Vibration Sensor (2)
  • Flame sensor
  • LM35 temperature sensor
  • Infrared receiver
  • Photoresistor (3)
  • Key cap (4)
  • Key switch (4)
  • Adjustable potentiometer
  • Passive buzzer (piezo buzzer)
  • Active buzzer (tone generator)
  • Jumper cap
  • Large breadboard
  • Remote Control
  • 16 x 2 Screen LCD
  • Breadboard module
  • HC-SR04 module
  • Component box
  • DuPont line 10pin
  • Breadboard line (30)
  • 8*8 dot matrix
  • 1 digit 8 segment tube
  • 4 digit 8 segment tube
  • IC 74HC595
  • Battery Holder
  • Resistors (5 x 220Ω, 5 x 330Ω, 5 x 1KΩ, 5 x 10KΩ)
  • Battery 9V
  • 40pin pin header
  • Thermistor module
  • Touch sensor
  • CD with tutorial
  • Plastic box

Kuman Starter Kit Components

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Smraza UNO Project Basic Starter Kit

The Arduino Starter kit from Smraza is the Smraza UNO Project Basic Starter Kit. It is one of the highly cost effective Arduino Starter Kits available today. It comes with components like custom made UNO board that works with Arduino IDE, 16 x 2 LCD with male headers already soldered, large sized breadboard, etc.

The kit doesn't have the small DC motor and stepper motor included but has a servo motor and a DHT11 Humidity Sensor. Surprisingly, there are no capacitors included in the kit.

Smraza Starter Kit
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A comprehensive list of components included in the Smraza Starter Kit is given below.

  • UNO R3 Controller Board
  • 8*8 LED matrix
  • LCD1602 Module (with pin header)
  • USB Cable
  • Breadboard
  • DHT11 Temperature and humidity sensor
  • Servo Motor
  • 4 digit 7-segment Display
  • IC 74HC595 Shift Register
  • Buzzer (1 x Active, 1 x Passive)
  • Potentiometer
  • Jumper Wire (65)
  • Photoresistor
  • Thermistor
  • Tilt Switch
  • Small Button (5)
  • LEDs (5 x Yellow, 5 x Red, 5 x Green, 1 x RGB)
  • Resistors (10 each 10Ω, 100Ω, 220Ω, 330Ω, 1KΩ, 2KΩ, 5.1KΩ, 10KΩ, 100KΩ, 1MΩ)
  • Female-to-male DuPont Wire (10)

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Osoyoo 2017 Super Starter Kit

The Osoyoo Super Starter Kit for Arduino is useful for beginners in Arduino and for people who are interested in a do and learn kind of approach. The kit contains 20 components and using these you can make a minimum of 15 projects.

The 16 x 2 LCD is of I2C type and hence you can even learn the basics of I2C communication. All the projects in the kit consists of code, circuit diagram and step by step tutorial.

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The Osoyoo Starter Kit Package contains the following hardware components.

  • Osoyoo UNO board
  • USB Cable
  • Solderless Prototype Breadboard
  • Jumper Wires
  • LEDs (6 x Bright White, 6 x Red, 6 x Yellow, 6 x Green)
  • Photoresistors (6)
  • 10KΩ Potentiometers (3)
  • Temperature sensor (TMP36)
  • Tilt Sensor
  • 16 x 2 LCD (I2C type)
  • 74HC595 Shift Register
  • 4-digit 7 segment LED display
  • 1-digit 7 segment LED display
  • Stepper motor + Bridge
  • Servo Motor
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Infrared Remote Controller and Receiver
  • Resistors (20 x 200Ω, 20 x 1KΩ, 20 x 10KΩ, 5 x 1MΩ)

The kit contains instructions to make 15 projects to learn about basics of different modules like buttons, LEDs, sensors etc. The list of projects is mentioned below.

  • Flashing LEDs
  • Using Photoresistor to detect light
  • Use potentiometer to control a servo
  • Decode Infrared Remote Controller with IR Receiver VS1838B
  • TMP36/LM35/2N3904 temperature sensor project
  • Control traffic lights with a push button
  • Tilt Sensor Test Project
  • 16×2 I2C Liquid Crystal Display(LCD)
  • Serial to Parallel Shifting-Out with a 74HC595
  • Display 4-digit numbers on a 5643 Dixie LED tube
  • Display digit 0 to 9 in 7-seg Nixie LED Tube
  • Project to Test BYJ48 Stepper Motor
  • Use potentiometer to control a servo
  • Test Piezo Buzzer
  • How to read resistor color code

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