You don't need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit!
The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language.
The SIK includes everything you need to complete 15 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more.
The full-color SIK Guidebook (included) contains step by step instructions of how to connect each circuit with the included parts
This is the new Arduino Uno R3. In addition to all the features of the previous board, the Uno now uses an ATmega16U2 instead of the 8U2 found on the Uno (or the FTDI found on previous generations). This allows for faster transfer rates and more memory. No drivers needed for Linux or Mac (inf file for Windows is needed and included in the Arduino IDE), and the ability to have the Uno show up as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, etc.
If you’re new to electronics and programming, the RedBoard Starter Kit is a great way for beginners to get their foot in the door.
This little guy is essentially a mini SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (minus the manual which you can find below) and can be taken straight out of the box to help you make a slew of basic circuits
This version comes with the newest SparkFun RedBoard!
Also included is a multitude of parts and sensors so you can start messing around with projects.
If you are looking for a great starting point into programming or are simply on a budget, look no further than the RedBoard Starter Kit.
The Bleep Drum Kit with MIDI is an Arduino based,
lo-fi rad-fi drum machine designed by Dr. Bleep of Bleep Labs.
This easy through-hole soldering kit turns into a super addictive noise-maker that’s sure to keep you entertained for irresponsible lengths of time.
The Bleep Drum has four drum sounds, two of which have pitch control.
Once you’ve come up with an awesome beat, you can record it into the sequencer just by pressing the record button and jamming out.
There are four separate tracks, allowing you to record and play back four different sequences. Recording is additive so you can keep layering sounds on sounds until things are noisy enough for your liking. You can also tap in the tempo and change the tempo of recorded sequences!
The Solderless Breadboard is here.
You will save a lot of time when building your prototypes with this awesome breadboard.
And it is thin, so you can use it as an actual finished product.
(We expect these to be available in September 2014)
The Intel® Galileo board is based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000, a 32-bit Intel Pentium®-class system on a chip (SoC).
It is the first board based on Intel® architecture designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible with shields designed for the Arduino Uno R3.
The Galileo board is also software-compatible with the Arduino Software Development Environment, which makes getting started a snap.
The Teensy 3.1 brings a 32 bit ARM Cortex microprocessor into the mix so you can do some serious number crunching.
The Teensy 3.1 comes pre-flashed with a bootloader so you can program it using the on-board USB connection: No external programmer needed!
You can program for the Teensy in your favorite program editor using C or you can install the Teensyduino add-on for the Arduino IDE and write Arduino sketches for Teensy!
This is the Solder-able Breadboard.
A bare PCB that is the exact size as our regular breadboard with the same connections to pins and power rails.
This board is especially useful for preserving a prototype or experiment you just created on a solderless breadboard by soldering all the pieces in place.
The Arduino Display Adapter is a simple Arduino Shield designed to provide a convenient interface to attach 4D Systems display modules to the Arduino platform, without having to use jumper wires on the Arduino headers.
The VoiceBox Shield can be mounted on top of your Arduino board to give it access to all of the capabilities of the SpeakJet voice and sound synthesizer.
The Voice Box Shield uses the SpeakJet chip to convert serial commands into a great robot-sounding voice.
Have you always been curious about sensors but never knew where to start?
The Qtechknow ArduSensor Learning Kit for Arduino is a fantastic option!
This kit boasts eight different types of sensors, including button, flex, force, magnet, temperature, light, knock, and (of course) fart.
These sensors, once soldered, can easily be placed onto the ArduSensor Shield in one of four designated areas with readings from an RGB LED, a buzzer, and an LED bar graph relaying the information to you.
The Danger Shield mounts on top of your Arduino or Arduino Pro and equips it with a variety of fun and useful inputs and outputs.
The Danger Shield has so much potential; we can't wait to see what you're able to do with it!
...a lot more info inside
These headers are made to work with the Arduino Main Board, Arduino Pro, and the Arduino Mega.
They are the perfect height for clearing the USB-B connector and great for stacking multiple shields.
This kit includes 4 headers (2 8-pin and 2 6-pin), enough to connect a shield to an Arduino Main Board.
These are the same headers we use in our tutorials and with our own shields.
Ever wonder what goes on inside these things? Well this clear bread board might enlighten.
Beyond the clear plastic, this is really just a regular, solderless breadboard.
This board also has a self-adhesive on the back.
The boards also have interlocking parts, so you can hook as many together as you'd like.
This board is an evaluation platform for the SM130 RFID module. It includes an XBee header, PCB trace antenna, and has the layout to be used as a shield for an Arduino.
There is a small prototyping area as well.
This board can also be used as an antenna to the SM130 RFID module
The RFM22 is a low-cost ISM FSK transceiver module which offers communication at 433MHz ISM and adjustable output power of up to +20 dBm.
What does that mean for you?
It means your Arduino now has an inexpensive way to talk to other Arduinos so building point-to-point and even basic mesh networks just got a lot more attractive.
Didn't get it? Check out the Product Video inside.
As you know, the Arduino micro controller only has a USB port and a TTL UART interface, so if you need an RS232 port directly connected to your Arduino, look no further than the RS232 Shield.
Our friends over at LinkSprite have made this nifty little RS485 Shield, now you will be able to have a communication port for your field bus directly connected to your Arduino!
This shield comes pre-assembled so all you have to do is just snap it right into your Arduino and get programming.
This shield can be used to create sound visualizers, detect patterns in music or add sound activation to your microcontroller projects.
The shield is populated with two 1/8" stereo jacks (like you would find on a pair of headphones).
Build simple capacitive touch interfaces, and now it's even easier to incorporate into your Arduino projects with the touch shield.
The touch shield has 9 capacitive touch pads, with headers for the remaining 3 electrode connections.
With this shield you can have a total of 12 touch sensitive buttons.
The TellyMate Shield equips an Arduino with the ability to send simple text and graphics to a TV.
It connects to an Arduino board using long headers which extend through the shield.
The Arduino Leonardo arrived on the scene to great applause.
This was followed by the creeping realization that, because of the new microcontroller, all of our favorite SPI or I2C-based Arduino shields would be incompatible.
Fear not, the TransmogriShield will transform your beloved classic shields into Leonardo-compatible shields (apparently "in a surprising or magical manner"? Really? Transmogrify?) By using an arrangement of surface-mount headers to "intercept" the incoming pins and shift them around
We know what you're thinking: "That is awesome... what is it?"
This is an Arduino shield with pogo pin connectors for each and every GPIO.
It's essentially the same rig we use to develop and test shields over at SparkFun!
The pogo pins allow you to connect an Arduino shield to the dev board without having to make any solder connections: simply connect the Pogobed Shield to your Arduino, place the test shield on the pins and twist the tabs to lock in the flavor.
This new version corrects the pin out for the GPX and RESET pins.
The USB Host Shield contains all of the digital logic and analog circuitry necessary to implement a full-speed USB peripheral/host controller with your Arduino.
This means you could use your Arduino to interface with and control any USB slave device - thumbdrives, digital cameras, bluetooth dongles, and much more!
The WiFly Shield equips your Arduino the ability to connect to 802.11b/g wireless networks.
Xbee radios are an awesome way to add wireless capability to your Arduino project and now it's even easier with the XBee Shield.
The shield form-factor mates directly with any dev board that has an Arduino standard footprint and equips it with wireless communication capabilities using the popular XBee module.
This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and 2, standard and Pro versions.
This shield allows you to interface Wixel wireless modules to your Arduino (and other compatible products), enabling simple wireless programming, debugging, and control using standard Arduino software.
Wixel developers can also use this item as a Wixel prototyping board.
The shield can also be used for wireless communication between an Arduino or Arduino clone and other embedded systems.
Use this board to increase the number of PWM pins available to your microcontroller for applications such as monocolor, multicolor or full-color LED displays, LED signboards, display backlighting, servo control, or any other project where a large number of PWM drivers are necessary.
This is a small prototyping shield for the Arduino Pro Mini.
If your project requires just a little bit more space for your external circuitry, this might be a perfect addition. 38 unconnected PTHs are provided for your prototyping needs.
The ScrewShield extends all pins of the Arduino out to 3.5mm pitch screw terminals.
It also has a lot of the utility provided by Arduino Protoshield, including: a large prototyping space of both connected and unconnected 0.1" spaced through-holes, a couple 5V and GND busses, a reset button, general use push button, and a 5mm yellow LED.