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Assembling a custom Arduino starter kit

Assembling a custom Arduino starter kit

Buying an off the shelf Arduino starter kit could be very expensive. Instead I decided to assemble my own.

The last couple of months I have ordered lots of Arduino components. These components are the start of my custom Arduino starter kit. Next I will start posting experiments, which I later will bundle into an ebook. Below is a list of all the components used in my custom Arduino starter kit:

Custom Arduino kit components
1 5K Ohm linear taper rotary potentiometer 0,78
2 100pcs 5mm white red blue green yellow round LED 2,35
3 Arduino UNO (2011 Version) + USB2.0 Cable 14,57
4 840 Pin Breadboard + Jumper Wire Kit 11,76
5 Metal film resistor 1/4W assortment kit 8,57
6 74HC595 8 bit Shift Register DIP 16 0,78
7 DC 5V 4Phase 5-Wire Step Motor for Arduino 5,12
8 Nokia 5110 LCD display with backlight 7,00
9 Blue tactile momentary push button 2,33
10 Ethernet Shield W5100 15,71
11 9V 2.5mm Battery adapter for Arduino 0,96
12 40-pin 2.54mm male header 0,46
13 4050B Hex Buffer Converter Logic IC 1,77
14 DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor 2,82
15 Arduino Shield jumper cables 3,58
16 LED Dot Matrix Display 1,55
17 Arduino V2.0 Buzzer Module for Sensor Shield 2,14
18 Arduino V2.0 Button Module for Sensor Shield 1,52
19 Arduino Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor 2,52
20 Arduino Sensor Shield V5 6,12
21 Arduino Breadboard Jumper Cable Wire Kit 3,05
Total 95,46
Optional accessories
1 Component storage box 9,98
2 Extech EX330 multimeter 62,99
Arduino component 20: Arduino Sensor Shield V5

Arduino component 20: Arduino Sensor Shield V5

Arduino component 20:

Component description
What? Arduino Sensor Shield V5
Why? Connecting sensors requires a lot of wiring, with this sensor shield we are able to connect sensors easily. This shield offers lots of connectivity for sensors and motors.
Price EUR 6,12
Shop Ebay / ci_tynight209

 

Arduino Sensor Shield V5
Arduino component 19: Arduino Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor

Arduino component 19: Arduino Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor

Arduino component 19:

Component description
What? Arduino Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor
Why? This component is very useful for robotics. It measures the distance between 2cm and 450cm at a resolution up to 0.3cm
Price EUR 2,52
Shop Ebay / geiliable-store

 

Arduino Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 Distance Sensor
Arduino component 18: Arduino V2.0 Button Module for Sensor Shield

Arduino component 18: Arduino V2.0 Button Module for Sensor Shield

Arduino component 18:

Component description
What? Arduino V2.0 Button Module for Sensor Shield + 3pin cable
Why? Although we already have bought some tactile pushbuttons, this button does not need any breadboard and could be connected directly to the sensor shield.
Price EUR 1,52
Shop Ebay / ge-th900

 

Arduino V2.0 Button Module for Sensor Shield + 3pin cable
Arduino component 17: Arduino V2.0 Buzzer Module for Sensor Shield

Arduino component 17: Arduino V2.0 Buzzer Module for Sensor Shield

Arduino component 17:

Component description
What? Arduino V2.0 Buzzer Module for Sensor Shield + 3pin cable
Why? Beeps could warn you for example when a temperature level has been reached. Another application is beeps during a game. This buzzer works with a sensor shield.
Price EUR 2,14
Shop Ebay / ge-th900

 

Arduino V2.0 Buzzer Module for Sensor Shield + 3pin cable
Arduino component 16: LED Dot Matrix Display

Arduino component 16: LED Dot Matrix Display

Arduino component 16:

Component description
What? LED Dot Matrix Display 8×8 5mm 16pin Red Common Anode
Why? This led matrix can be used to show pixel animations, create games like pong, snake or tetris
Price EUR 1,55
Shop Ebay / mobilev

 

LED Dot Matrix Display 8x8 5mm 16pin Red Common Anode
Arduino component 15: Arduino Shield jumper cables

Arduino component 15: Arduino Shield jumper cables

Component 15:

Component description
What? 12x 30cm Arduino Shield jumper cables 3pin female-1pin female
Why? These cables are used to connect sensors to the sensor shield or to the Arduino board
Price EUR 3,58
Shop Ebay / isecsv110

 

12x 30cm Arduino Shield jumper cables 3pin female-1pin female