Heard about Arduino but not sure how to start?
Want to learn how to work with electronics and microcontrollers but need a little help?
You’ve come to the right place! This bundle is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning electronics. It’s designed for everyone, even people with little or no electronics and programming experience. The starter pack has everything you need (except tools) to begin your Arduino journey!
Birch dowels are great for craft projects as well as woodworking applications. Dowels are sanded and ready to take stain or paint. Dowels are not treated with any chemicals.
Includes 10 ea. 7/16″ dia. x 36″L, 6 ea. 3/4″ dia. x 36″L and 2 ea. 3/4″ dia. x 48″L.
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit allows students to create and program robots, kinetic sculptures and animatronics, built out of a combination of electronic components and crafting materials. A product of the Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab, Hummingbird is designed to inspire and enable creative engineering, robotics, and making activities for ages 13 and up (8 with adult supervision).
Combined with very easy-to-use software environments like Scratch, Snap!, the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer, and Ardublock, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with. At the same time, Hummingbird continues to provide new challenges by allowing programming in the Arduino environment, Python, Java, and Processing, and by supporting Raspberry Pi.
The Hummingbird Duo Base kit has everything you need to build a robot, just add craft materials!
AAA balsa wood is kiln dried, reducing the water content to leave a light wood with a high strength to weight ratio. This wood is also used for many types of crafts and architectural projects due to the ease in workability, cutting easily with a hobby knife. May be stained or painted to represent any type of wood.
Includes assorted balsa wood sticks, blocks and 12″L sheets.
Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use the stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits on paper and other crafts. Learn to build circuits while make interactive artworks. It’s easy, fun, safe and creative.
Free downloadable tutorials and templates, videos, project ideas and the Circuit Sticker Sketchbook. The Sketchbook walks students though five circuit concepts including parallel circuits, switches and resistance-based sensors. Every activity comes with a circuit theory lesson, a template with drawing activity and then an open-ended activity for students to design and create their own circuits. Since the circuits are completed right on the pages of the book, students will have an interactive sketchbook of working circuits to refer to as they design their own projects. Best of all, they’ll be able to learn new electronics concepts while also expressing themselves in whole new ways.
Use these peel-and-stick circuits to add electronics to any sticker-friendly surface: paper, fabric, plastic, the sky’s the limit! Circuit Stickers are an approachable way to learn and create electronics through craft, whether students are just starting out with circuits, lighting up their favorite art, craft or science project.
Includes 90 white LED stickers (pre-cut into 30 sets of 3) and 98′ of copper tape (provided as 6 rolls of 16.4′).
Color your world with Chibitronics Mega Pack of 30 LED circuit stickers.
Includes 10 red, 10 yellow and 10 blue LED circuit stickers.
Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink. Making a circuit is as easy as doodling on paper. Simply draw a line – no shaking, squeezing or waiting for the ink to dry! Then snap modules (power, input, output and connect) onto the circuit drawing along with something magnetic like a magnet or refrigerator door. Build one of their bundled kits or create something fantastic from scratch. Circuit Scribe is ideal for all skill sets from student to teacher to hacker! Ideal for home, after-school clubs or classroom. For ages 8 and up.
The Ultimate Kit has everything you need to create dynamic and fun paper circuits. The kit features 10 magnetic connection cables let you hook up your paper circuits to programmable platforms like Arduino (Arduino not included, sold separately). The kit includes everything from our Maker Kit plus extra LEDs, two DPDT switches, and a motor. With the Ultimate Kit, you can make complex, robust circuits while still using the accessible Circuit Scribe technology.
Includes conductive ink pen, circuit stencil, jumper sticker sheet, steel sheet, workbook, plus these modules: 9V battery adapter with 9V battery, 4 bi-LEDs, SPST switch, NPN transistor, 2-pin adapter with 5 resistors (100, 1k, 10k, 100k and 1M ohm), 2 capacitors (0.1uF, 1.0uF), 1 photoresistor (10k ohms), blinker, buzzer, RGB LED, light sensor, motor, 10 connectors and 2 DPDT switches.
Rechargeable Ni-Mh AA batteries, 2/pkg.
Made for educators, with educators. Build Games. Learn to Code. The secret to learning? Make. It. Fun. So this kit’s all about learning to build and code through games. With games, students embrace failure, make their own rules, think critically, and collaborate. Engage 1-3 students per kit. For grades 3-8.
4+ HANDS-ON INVENTIONS
Comes with everything students need to build & code 4 fun games (including hot potato and tug-of-war), then get creative and invent their own!
100+ ACTIVITIES & 10 LESSONS
Cross-curricular, customizable activities tie to NGSS and make it easy to fold coding into any classroom, library, or makerspace.
Leading lessons & activities is easy with interactive teacher’s guides, quick-start guides, video tutorials, online shareable docs, and more.
SIMPLE DRAG-AND-DROP CODE
The computer-based Code Kit app provides step-by-step instructions for easy, intuitive programming based on Google’s Blockly.
FUN & ENGAGING
Teaching coding through game design gets the whole class involved and makes it something they WANT to do.
EASY TO TEACH
The simplicity of littleBits + block programming, plus an abundance of resources, sets educators up for success – even with no prior computer science experience.
Compatible with Mac, Windows & Chromebook
Includes 16 Bits, 30+ accessories, tons of resources and a computer-based Code Kit app.
Make STEM Education fun! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering and everything in between.
Makey Makey works just like a USB keyboard or mouse, sending keyboard (WASD, spacebar, etc) and mouse (left click, right click, etc) signals to your computer. Makey Makey Classic works through opening and closing circuits, just like any other button. Instead of the circuit being closed underneath your keyboard, the circuit is closed through the conductive objects you connect with alligator clips like your hand or your lunch or some tinfoil. When the circuit is closed, the Makey Makey sends a command to your computer, just like when a button is pressed on a keyboard.
Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds. Make game controllers, musical instruments and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys.
Works on Windows, Mac, Chromebook and on many flavors of Linux (Ubuntu, etc.). If the device supports a USB keyboard or mouse, it should work with Makey Makey.
Includes Makey Makey board, USB cable, 14 alligator clips, 30 connector wires and 50′ copper tape.
There’s a lot of Raspberry Pi information going around lately. Whether it’s Pi A, A+, B, B+, or Pi 2 B, any forum will have thousands of people giving all the answers possible to a problem. Though most methods work for any version, it can be tough to decide which information to choose. The Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit is a great way to gain a solid introduction to the small, credit-card sized computer. With this kit you will be able to get your Raspberry Pi 3 connected through our SparkFun Pi Wedge to a breadboard and, by utilizing the Pi’s 40-pin GPIO, control pushbuttons, LEDs, and a host of user created circuits.
The on-line guides and tutorials we will be providing will contain step by step instructions of how to set up your Raspberry Pi and how to program it in a variety of languages. We have supplied some example code and detailed images on how to get started.
This kit will not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone with a drive to learn more about the Raspberry Pi and its programming. So if you are looking for a new challenge or a way to get in on the RPi craze, check out this Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit!
Raspberry Pi 3
SparkFun Pi Wedge (Preassembled)
SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout – 3.3V
Breadboard – Full-Size (Bare)
Pi Tin for the Raspberry Pi – Black
16GB microSD (Preloaded with OS)
microSD USB Reader
Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Tactile Buttons
Red, Blue, Yellow and Green LEDs
Resistor 330 Ohm 1/6 Watt PTH – 20 pack
Raspberry Pi GPIO Ribbon Cable – 40-pin, 6″
SparkFun USB Mini-B Cable – 6 Foot
Wall Adapter Power Supply – 5.25V DC 2.4A (USB Micro-B)
Jumper Wires Premium 6″ M/F – 10 Pack
Jumper Wires Standard 7″ M/M – 30 Pack
Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, students can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities and share their creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is the students’ imagination.
SPRK+ and Lightning Lab allow students to collaborate with other users around the globe to innovate the world of education and empower anyone to program. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Join the growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents – all learning on the same social platform. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball.
Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
Bluetooth Smart (100 foot range)
Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
Built-in LED glow
Inductive charging with over 1 hour of play on a full charge
App and firmware updates that introduce new features
Plug charging cradle into a USB power adapter and directly into a wall outlet.
If charging more than one SPRK+, plug charging cradle into a Sphero Approved USB hub, noted on our support page.
DO NOT use an unapproved USB hub. Doing so can cause irreparable damage to your cradle and robot.
Includes Sphero SPRK+, inductive charging base with USB charging cable, maze tape, 360° protractor, sticker sheet, Quick Start guide to get you rolling and Sphero SPRK Lightning app available for download in the App Store, Google Play and Kindle Store.
Stick-lets™ help children of all ages get back outside to create engaging and memorable experiences. By using Stick-lets, kids fall in love with the resourceful, renewable, and plentiful element: the stick! These durable, reusable, weather-resistant and safe silicone joints stretch the imagination through the simple act of lashing together various sizes of scavenged sticks. The flexible nature of the six shapes gives kids the freedom to build forts, toys, animal kingdoms, geometric shapes, and much more.
Stick-lets help cultivate an engaging learning environment in schools. Beginning at preschool age, children begin to understand structures and shapes through imaginative play. Students in primary and secondary school use the joints strategically to explore topics such as geometry, physics, engineering, and architecture. Therapists use Stick-lets for movement, speech and art therapy. Stick-lets promote problem-solving, team building skills, imaginative dexterity, design discovery and hands-on learning through physical manipulation (i.e. built with your own two hands!).
Great for 10-15 kids! ROHS Compliant.
Includes 102 Stick-lets (17 of each color) and 5 pamphlets.
A fun and easy way for students to hack any AA or AAA powered device to make it solar powered. Attach the SunMod flexible solar panel to any AA or AAA powered device and let the sun’s rays charge it. Try it out on your iPod speakers, computer mouse, TV remotes, kid’s toys, etc.
Includes flexible solar cell 4.8V with soldered metal connectors, mailable packaging and double-sided tape.
NiMH batteries, sold separately.