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About

When I first discovered the Arduino, I was amazed at how easy it was to create and program with this microprocessor. I found all kinds of cool projects that people were building. Everything from a Twitter controlled coffee maker to a garden that waters itself!  

When I purchased my Arduino Uno, I couldn't wait to start programming. However, before I could get started, I needed to find and purchase more little parts. Then I needed to wire and assemble those parts to make a working circuit and get started with programming.  

I thought, "There needs to be a way to plug directly into an Arduino so people can start doing what they really want to do: program cool Arduino projects." That's when I designed the Starter Shield for Arduino.

The Starter Shield is the best way to get started with programming the Arduino Uno right out of the box. With this Starter Shield, you will learn the basic foundations of programming the inputs and outputs (I/O) of a microprocessor without having to wire and assemble intricate parts. If you do love to solder, there will be the optional kit that allows you to assemble your own board. The foundational programming you learn with the Starter Shield will help you understand more complex Arduino projects. From there, you will be on your way to creating cool and exciting projects of your own!  

The Starter Shield will come with lessons for each component on the Starter Shield. These lessons will ultimately lead up to fun and exciting ways to combine these components to interact. Some of the cool things you could do include; Police Lights and Siren, Temp Sensor Alarm, Light Meter, and Many more!  

The Starter Shield will have these programmable components on the board:  

  • Temperature Sensor 
  • Light Sensor 
  • Buzzer 
  • Potentiometer 
  • Digital Pushbutton 
  • Analog Pushbutton 
  • 3 Green LEDs 
  • 3 Yellow LEDs 
  • 2 Red LEDs 
  • 2 Blue LEDs 

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    If you like to solder, this is perfect. You will receive all of the components and a production quality circuit board. The kit will also come with a schematic and assembly instructions. I will also throw in a cool Firefly Electronix bumper sticker to show your support.

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    Best Deal! If you don't want to mess with assembly and soldering, this is perfect for you. You will receive a fully assembled and tested Starter Shield for Arduino. I will also send along a cool Firefly Electronix bumper sticker.

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