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About this product


  • Arduino Uno R3 development board
  • Includes over 200 electronic components
  • A 170 page book containing 15 projects to get you started with Arduino

Product overview

• Arduino Uno R3 development board
• Includes over 200 electronic components
• A 170 page book containing 15 projects to get you started with Arduino
• Ideal way to develop you programming skills and learn to design your own experiments
• Can be extended using most Arduino accessories

What is Arduino?
Arduino is an inexpensive tool for developing interactive objects that can detect various inputs and sensors, to control a variety of lights, motors, or other physical outputs. It’s an open-source physical platform based on a simple microcontroller board to which you can write software which controls the board and elements that are attached.

What can I do with the Arduino Experimenters Kit?
The project book contains a 170 page book containing information on how to do 15 projects. The experimentation doesn’t stop with the projects in the book because the Arduino can be used to create your own projects or ones that you can find on the internet.

What skills will I learn?
The Arduino UNO Experimenters kit will guide you through from getting started to creating your own projects. This kit is ideal for everyone from beginners to experts. There is no soldering involved as the kits experiments are created using a breadboard and wire allowing for repeat projects and experimenting. This is a great way to introduce those new to electronics into creating circuits but allows those with more knowledge the freedom to add and customise their projects.
Using a coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, so with this you’ll be learning a lot more than electronics.

Where can I go next?
Once you are familiar with Arduino programming and building you can start experimenting on your own. The Arduino UNO board has 14 digital input/output pins and 6 analogue inputs allowing plenty of room to add on and create. Keep adding and designing with the Arduino accessories and shields.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never ceases to impress From the heft of the package and impressive presentation when unboxing; through to the joy of undertaking the projects... this product exudes quality at every opportunity! The Arduino board itself is a beautiful possession to own; but this box set makes it a pure pleasure to get up and running. The publishers have gone way beyond the call of duty – you can tell a lot of care has gone into every aspect of the kit. I've done four of the prescribed exercises so far, but already I'm branching out and making my own inventions based on what I've learnt :-) Lots of value still to be had, over the coming months.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have just received this and am overwhelmed by the quantity of components supplied including an LCD display and a proper servo motor. Since I'm an experienced electronics constructor I was tempted to jump to the more complicated projects until I realised that even the most basic one's taught important programming techniques. The accompanying manual is very clear and well laid out . Word of advice. Buy a multi-compartment storage box to keep all the bits.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from arduino very good starter kit for anyone e that wants to get into arduino and open source platforms however my only concern is all the electronic components are in one bag all together this may be difficult if you do not know your components
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit I bought this product expecting a box full of components which is exactly what you get. The box itself is incredibly designed with all of the components in neat little boxes. I think this kit is brilliant value for money!
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is good kit I feel this is a good introduction To help me get into the use of arduino o
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing kit Pretty much complete except for an on/off switch that I needed. Excellent price/quality value, very easy to use and understand. Good fun!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lots of things to play with This kit is great and there is a lot of scope for experimentation after the initial concepts are understood.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best method for teach young man something. Good examples for teach about electronic and control devices.
Date published: 2017-01-10
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Main Content
Arduino Uno R3 1
Project Manual 170 pages
USB Cable 1
Breadboard 1
Wooden Base 1
Components included
Push buttons 10
Photo resistors 6
Temperature sensor 1
Tilt sensor 1
Optocouplers 2
Transistors 5
MOSFET transistors 2
Diodes 5
Resistors 220 Ω 20
Resistors 560 Ω 5
Resistors 1 KΩ 5
Resistors 4.7 KΩ 5
Resistors 10 KΩ 10
Resistors 1 MΩ 5
Resistors 10 MΩ 5
Potentiometer 10KΩ 3
White LED 1
Red LED 8
Yellow LED 8
Blue LED 3
LCD Display (16 x 2 characters) 1
Small DC motor 6/9V 1
Small servo motor 1
Piezo capsule 1
H-bridge motor driver 1
Capacitors 100µF 5
Capacitors 100µF 3
100pF capacitor 5
Transparent gels (red, green and blue) 3
Male pin strip (40 x 1) 1
9 V PP3 battery snap 4
Solid core jumper wires 70
Stranded jumper wires 2

I have an iMac OS Sierra 10.12.6 - 12.5inch computer... How possible is it to connect Arduino Boards to it using the 'Thunderbolt' USBs?....

Asked by: reggiethesaxon
Sorry but you cannot connect via thunderbolt. If your device does not have an Industry standard USB 2 or USB 3 socket you will not be able to connect to this board. It is possible to convert Thunderbolt to USB with a dedicated adaptor however Maplin do not sell these.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-22

1- form where can i got its software? 2- my computer's operating system is Windows 7. dose it work?

Asked by: mighty
Download and installation instructions for the IDE can be found on the Arduino website linked below, and this should be fine for use with Windows 7. https://www.arduino.cc/en/guide/windows
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-04-05

What are the 15 projects in this kit ?

Asked by: Salih
Projects you can make: 01 GET TO KNOW YOUR TOOLS an introduction to the basics 02 SPACESHIP INTERFACE design the control panel for your starship 03 LOVE-O-METER measure how hot-blooded you are 04 COLOR MIXING LAMP produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input 05 MOOD CUE clue people in to how you're doing 06 LIGHT THEREMIN create a musical instrument you play by waving your hands 07 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT play music and make some noise with this keyboard 08 DIGITAL HOURGLASS a light-up hourglass that can stop you from working too much 09 MOTORIZED PINWHEEL a colored wheel that will make your head spin 10 ZOETROPE create a mechanical animation you can play forward or reverse 11 CRYSTAL BALL a mystical tour to answer all your tough questions 12 KNOCK LOCK tap out the secret code to open the door 13 TOUCHY-FEEL LAMP a lamp that responds to your touch 14 TWEAK THE ARDUINO LOGO control your personal computer from your Arduino 15 HACKING BUTTONS create a master control for all your devices!
Answered by: electronikexplorer
Date published: 2017-02-13

Do I need a soldering iron to use with this?

Asked by: lego07
There is no soldering involved as the kits experiments are created using a breadboard and wire allowing for repeat projects and experimenting.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-10

Do you need a computer

Asked by: Alan
Yes you would need a pc to best use this product.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-21

are you able to use your Arduino starter kit to program ,a chip to place in your designed circuit as you where able to do with an EPROM

Asked by: CHRIS
This will depend on the designed circuit, but this can act in the same way as a EPROM.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-05-09

What computer do you need ? Will it run with IMac or IPad.

Asked by: Town
The open-source Arduino Software (IDE) can be sourced for a multitude of platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board. Unfortunately there is no way to upload source code from an iPad
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-03-30

Any idea if I can get past the security in an airport with this as hand luggage?

Asked by: danny57
You would need to check direct with the airport.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-22
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