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Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 1

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 2

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 3

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 4

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 5 (motor fun)

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 6

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Part 7

Element14's Arduino Starter Kit Competition - Final Part and Conclusions

 

Wow; I applied for this competition along with hundreds of other Element14 members and was pleasantly surprised to find I was selected. Today the kit arrived along with a few additional goodies of stickers and a Ben Heck T shirt. Thanks again to Element14.

 

My aim is to show other Element14 readers what the kit can do. My background is Microchip PIC programming with assembler and more recently C. Hopefully that background will prove useful in explaining the capabilities of this kit. From a personal viewpoint I'm hoping that explaining each step will help me better understand some of the electronics that I take for granted and help me better understand the basics. Hope you enjoy following this blog.....

Element14 UPS box opened

[The Element14 package opened up]

 

Now I need to get that box open and show you what is inside. First impression is that the shrink wrapped package contains something really interesting, it's heavy...which means it's full of stuff ! Getting the clingfilm off and opening the box reveals the project book - a quality item with over 170 pages and an embossed cover.

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[Opening the Arduino Starter Kit]

 

Under the book is a series of boxes labelled; electronic components, USB cable, liquid crystal display, breadboard jumper wires, DC motor servo motor and Arduino Uno. Removing them reveals one more layer of fun - some plastic and cardboard pre-printed parts for use in the projects.

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[The pre-printed parts]

 

Right now I'm going to flick through that book to get an idea of what I'm going to be up to and will continue this blog tomorrow.....