Arduino Materials Starter Kit

Arduino is an open-source electronics program that uses beginner hardware and software. The Arduino board is a microcontroller that you can program using Arduino software.

This kit has a basic set of Arduino materials, including a board, wires, and various inputs and outputs. You do not need to use all of these materials to build a project! However, with these materials, you can pursue a wide variety of problems and solutions. Additionally, Invent the Future Challenge Solutions do NOT require an electronics component–using these specific materials is optional.

There is a large open-source community around Arduino! If you are looking for tutorials, troubleshooting tips, or inspiration, you could explore some of these websites: www.arduino.cc | www.sparkfun.com | www.adafruit.com

Use the listed cost of each item to estimate the cost of your invention. Remember: Each team can spend no more than $60 on their prototype! Your kit will contain the following:

1 Arduino Board and Cable
$9.00

1 Breadboard
$2.00

80 Jumper Cables
$0.05

3 Photoresistors
$0.10

10 330 Ohm Resistors (Orange Orange Brown)
$0.02

10 10K Ohm Resistors (Brown Black Orange)
$0.02

20 LED’s (assorted colors)
$0.03

5 Tri-color LED’s
$0.10

4 Push Buttons
$0.03

1 Piezo Buzzer
$0.80

1 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
$2.00

1 DHT Temperature/Humidity Sensor
$3.00

1 Servo Motor
$2.00

1 Potentiometer
$1.00

1 USB Drive
$4.50

1 Solar Panel
$7.00

1 USB outlet (to plug Arduino into a power source)
$1.00

Note: Before using the DHT sensor, make sure that the following libraries are installed on your computer:

DHT Sensor Library by Adafruit
This library can be found by clicking Sketch → Include Library → Manage Libraries. Type DHT in the search bar and when the library shows up, click on it, then click Install.

Adafruit Sensor Master
This library can be downloaded at https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Sensor. Click Clone or download, then Download ZIP. Place the downloaded folder into the Arduino libraries folder on your computer.

You might also be interested in seeking out the following components:
– PIR Motion Sensor
– Soil Moisture Sensor
– Hall Effect Sensor
– 5V DC Stepper Motor With ULN2003 Driver Board