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: