The Franzis Arduino Tutorial Kit

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About this product

Overview

  • Contains the versatile Arduino Uno development board
  • 70 great projects to create using the kit contents
  • Includes 20 electronic components

Product overview

• Contains the versatile Arduino Uno development board
• 70 great projects to create using the kit contents
• Includes 20 electronic components
• A 282 page project manual contains everything you need to get your experiments up and running
• Ideal way to develop your programming skills and learn to design your own experiments
• Can be extended using most Arduino accessories

Why pick the Arduino Uno Tutorial Kit?
The Arduino UNO Tutorial kit uses an Arduino Uno board at its core, this is a great starter kit for all levels of experience and all ages 14+. This tutorial kit contains a genuine licensed Arduino board and a comprehensive manual getting you started in programing, coding and experimenting, making it a great way to introduce Arduino to anyone.

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 to control the board and elements that are attached.

What experiments can I do?
The project manual contains 282 pages of ideas and programming knowhow to create 70 projects. The manual comes with clear step by step instructions to program and build all of the experiments and more helpful advice.

Some of the basic tutorials provided consist of: a simple game, a stopwatch, an LED dimmer, twilight switch, fan control, timer clock. Once you have mastered the basics you can move onto more advanced projects like: keypad lock, temperature switch, Music with the Arduino, storage oscilloscope, composing melodies and many more.

What skills will I learn?
The Arduino UNO Tutorial kit guides through starting to program with Arduino to more complex ideas ideal for everyone from beginners to those looking at starting their own experiments. 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 how to create a circuit 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 have become familiar with the Arduino programing and build you can start experimenting on your own. The Arduino UNO SND 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.

* Requires an USB A-B Lead (not included) *

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite a Challenge! This Tutorial kit is very much the Curate's Egg (good in parts!), pretty much like the prototypes you can build using it. The author of the manual isn't clear over who or what he is trying to teach: why does he print complex code in dark grey on a light grey background, or on imitation rag paper? Why does he explain some simple concepts whilst completely omitting essential but more complex ones? The projects themselves have no practical application, they merely illustrate some of the things the board can do. Moreover, you will need a computer with an internet connection to download the development software, to write the code and transfer it to the Arduino. The supplied CD really only has copies of the suggested prototype programs. There is better stuff on the internet. Remember also that the board has no HID (human interface device) so all I/O is via the computer, although once you have set up the Arduino it can control other devices via a set of pins and you can disconnect the computer. To increase the functionality, you can buy additional boards that can be connected to it. This kit is not for beginners. You will need to have some understanding of programming on a PC, preferably in C. And some understanding of electronics too, since it is intended to control electronic devices. But if you want to develop stand-alone control applications, this is a reasonable starting point.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the arduino board couple of days ago. And it is awesome. trying the experiments and its very cool.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A bit scarce Quite disappointed with this kit, as far as I am aware you are paying for an expensive book and not much else. The very few components that you do get are not very good and the wires are so thin you can barely get them into the tiny bread board. There aren't even proper jumper cables just a length of rubbish wire, to add insult I had to purchase a USB lead as there was nothing in the kit to power it. Do yourself a favour try get a second hand book and shop round for the components.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Typos in the book, circuits that don't work, missing components! Awful. It's a shame since I was looking for a quick kick start to Arduino. Maybe I had a dodgy kit but I've given up with this and followed a different route using custom bought parts and freely available tutorials. Waste of money.
Date published: 2017-10-04
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Specification

Main Content
Arduino UNO SMD board 1
Project manual 285 pages
Mini Breadboard 170 point (85 per side)
Components included
Push buttons 1
light sensor LDR A9060-13 2
NPN transistor BC548C 1
silicon diode 1N4148 1
Resistors 1.5 kΩ 1
Resistors 4.7 kΩ 3
Resistors 10 kΩ 1
Resistors 47 kΩ 1
Resistors 68 kΩ 1
Trim potentiometer 10 kΩ PT10 1
Capacitor 1 µF 1
Piezo buzzer 1
Yellow LED 1
Red LED 2
Green LED 1
Insulated hook-up wire 1 m

Is this compatable with Mac?

Asked by: NigeD
Yes, you can get the Arduino IDE for Mac from the link below: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-07-19

The video explained that I would need to load a program onto my computer. I use Linux with no access to Windows. Is there Linux option?

Asked by: Brian36
We do not provide the item with any linux options, a search on line may find something.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-17

Does it come with a DC charger? Or if not, where is the power source?

Asked by: Raihaan
This is powerd by a 5V DC usb 3B
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-17

Do I need a computer to be able to use the Arduino uno tutorial kit? I only have an iPad. Thanks.

Asked by: Mike21
Yes a computer is needed for a lot of the programming.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-21

Is there a suitable GSM shield for this particular arduino. I have the franzis kit

Asked by: JohnBear
Yes, the one linked below would be suitable: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/sim900-gprsgsm-shield-for-arduino-n95dg
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

What kind of USB cable do I need for this Tutorial Kit?
Asked by: Andrew
This info is provided on the listing You need a standard USB A to USB B .. our code L00BT http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nikkai-pure-connectivity-usb-20-a-male-to-b-male-15m-l00bt
Answered by: LR
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this kit include an Arduino? It suggests it is in the text, but doesnt mention it in the kit contents.
Asked by: Nigel
Yes it does, the only thing not included is the USB cable.
Answered by: RS
Date published: 2015-07-17
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