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Kits for learning electronics through hands-on activities including making a space invaders game. Basic, Arduino and robotics kits.
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    Science Bug - A kit for doing 10 simple experiments involving a battery, LEDS and resistors. The final experiment involves creating a "science bug" that you can wear to show off to others how you've caught the bug.

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    BuzzBott - The simplest and cheapest robot design that we could come up with. This kit has the parts for creating a tiny robot that uses a coin battery for power, and moves by vibrating the bristles on a toothbrush head. You will need to supply the toothbrush head. This kit will contain the coin battery, the battery holder, and a tiny pager motor with an offset weight for vibrating. You will want to have your own glue gun for putting this robot together.

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    Set of 10 science bugs for use with smaller groups such as cub scouts, girl scouts, or clubs.

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    CURRICULUM ONLY option: We have had a request to make the curriculum available to prospective backers who already have access to electronics parts. Those who back the Jesseybug project at $15 or more will have Beta access to all curriculum as it is developed, beginning in July (possibly sooner for the Simple Electronics and Basic Arduino kits). These will be made available via online pdf and Google Presentations. Those purchasing kits at $35 or more will also have access to the curriculum.

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    Simple Electronics - A kit for doing 25 electronics experiments. These experiments teach the fundamentals of resistors, capacitors, transistors and ICs. A favorite experiment for kids in this kit is the "Dark Detector." This kit will include a book download (PDF) that shows you step-by-step how to do each of these experiments. This kit is powered by a 9V battery.

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    Classroom Set: Science Bugs (30)
    This is a set of all of the parts for 30 of science bugs. You will also get a link to download a PDF of a special version of the booklet that can be printed 4 at a time without having to collate the pages. This set of kit will let you do an "hour of electronics" with an entire classroom of kids.

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    Basic Arduino - Our favorite electronics kit, this has been through 5 revisions, where we've identified our favorite parts to include. This kit is based on the popular Arduino microcontroller, and includes all of the parts from the electronics kits, plus a LCD screen and more ICs for doing many more experiments. With this kit you can do the original 25 experiments of the simple electronics kit, but will also be able to do an additional 25 more experiments that involve the Arduino, the LCD screen, and more digital ICs. A favorite experiment of this kit is the "Space Invaders Game." This kit will include a download for the two books (PDF) as well as the source code for the Arduino experiments. Although this kit is powered by a 5 volt USB adapter, so you don't need to use a battery to do any of the experiments.

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    Arduino Plus - We are having such a great opening day that we are adding 12 Arduino Plus kits at an Early Sponsor price of $70 (we have a few backers who have already pledged $70. You will receive this kit). This kit will have all of the features of the basic kit, and then will include some additional hardware including an ultrasonic sensor, a servo motor, and part of an RCA cable for doing 10 more experiments that start to introduce robotics. This kit will include everything from the Basic Arduino kit, as well as the additional hardware, and a download of a book (PDF format) and software for the 10 additional experiments.

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    Arduino Plus - This kit will have all of the features of the basic kit, and then will include some additional hardware including an ultrasonic sensor, a servo motor, and part of an RCA cable for doing 10 more experiments that start to introduce robotics. This kit will include everything from the Basic Arduino kit, as well as the additional hardware, and a download of a book (PDF format) and software for the 10 additional experiments.

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    Robotic Arduino - This kit will have the items from the Arduino Plus kit, and then will add the additional hardware needed for building various robots. This kit will include 2 stepper motors and driver boards, 2 additional servos, an IR receiver and controller, 2 2.4 GHz transceivers, and a bluetooth transceiver. A favorite activity with this kit is to build a robot car that can be controlled from an Android tablet or phone.

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    Advanced Arduino - This kit has the components of all of the previous kits, and then includes parts for doing the advanced project of building two Arduinos from scratch. These Arduinos can be embedded as a more permanent version of the previous projects or in projects of your own. You will want to have your own soldering iron if you decide to get this kit.

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    Classroom/Club Set: Arduino Plus (5) - this is a set of 5 of the Arduino Plus kits for use with a classroom or club.

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    Ultimate Arduino - This kit has the components of all of the previous kits, and then includes all of our favorite add-on modules, including a 2.4" color TFT LCD screen that has a touch sensor on the front, an 8x8 RGB LED Matrix, a USB Host Shield (for connecting USB WiFi or other devices to an Arduino), a GPS module, a Micro SD Board, a keypad LCD shield, a RF reader kit, and several other modules. We've tried many of additional modules, and these are all of our favorites, and can be used for creating a wide variety of projects. You will want to have your own soldering iron if you decide to get this kit.

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    CURRICULUM ONLY Early Sponsor option: We have had a request to make the curriculum available to prospective backers who already have access to electronics parts. Those who back the Jesseybug project at $15 or more will have Beta access to all curriculum as it is developed, beginning in July (possibly sooner for the Simple Electronics and Basic Arduino kits). These will be made available via online pdf and Google Presentations. Those purchasing kits at $35 or more will also have access to the curriculum.

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    Basic Arduino, Early Sponsor - Our favorite electronics kit, this has been through 5 revisions, where we've identified our favorite parts to include. This kit is based on the popular Arduino microcontroller, and includes all of the parts from the electronics kits, plus a LCD screen and more ICs for doing many more experiments. With this kit you can do the original 25 experiments of the simple electronics kit, but will also be able to do an additional 25 more experiments that involve the Arduino, the LCD screen, and more digital ICs. A favorite experiment of this kit is the "Space Invaders Game." This kit will include a download for the two books (PDF) as well as the source code for the Arduino experiments. Although this kit is powered by a 5 volt USB adapter, so you don't need to use a battery to do any of the experiments.

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