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Learn to build and program an Arduino, the easy way...  DuinoKit includes parts, wires, instructions and microprocessor ready to build!
Learn to build and program an Arduino, the easy way...  DuinoKit includes parts, wires, instructions and microprocessor ready to build!
www.DuinoKit.com
Learn to build and program an Arduino, the easy way... DuinoKit includes parts, wires, instructions and microprocessor ready to build! www.DuinoKit.com
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Did you miss the KickStarter project?  Check our website www.DuinoKit.com for our products and other items.

We designed the DuinoKit Essentials project to be a simple, cost-effective development system for learning and experimenting with electronics and microprocessors.

Think of it as "Electronic Dice" for a board game.
Think of it as "Electronic Dice" for a board game.

With these components you could build projects like...  

  • Digital Alarm Clock
  • Countdown Timer
  • Infrared Signal Recorder / Repeater
  • Digital "Dice" or random "move" prompts for board games  
  • Motion Sensor / Alarm
  • Data Recorder / Logger
  • Thunder Storm Odometer
  • Reaction Timer Digital "Magic 8 Ball" decision maker
  • PLUS many things we have not yet dreamed up... Be creative!

Share the love of electronics and programming with someone with this easy to use kit. You may just inspire the "Next Big Invention"!

Last year we created the DuinoKit Experimenter system and learned a lot in the process.  My most common response was "Wow", "Overwhelming" and "too expensive".  Our response to these comments was a slightly smaller, less expensive development system for learning electronics and programming.

DuinoKit is the "Easy" way to build, learn electronics and program with *Arduino!   

  • Contains all parts necessary for numerous projects.  
  • Easy to understand diagrams and part specifications.  
  • Fun and easy to build projects. 
  • (You will need your own Mac / PC / or Linux based computer for uploading the programs to the Arduino compatible processor.)

Everyone enjoys inventing and creating... Our goal is to give some tools for helping this process! We have been developing this kit as a safe and easy method of learning Electronics and programming. After gaining a little experience in electronics, users will be able to move the projects away from the kit and build them into a stand-alone project. With this kit you will learn how to read and gather data from input sensors (such as an acceleration sensor, light sensor or temperature sensor), process this data and interact with various other output devices (such as LEDs, Liquid crystal displays and the serial port on your computer). When these skills are combined, the number of projects and ideas are virtually limited only my ones imagination.

The DuinoKit Essentials is an Arduino based development kit that focuses on basic electronic components and projects that will be easy to learn and invent.  This project was developed to be en easy entry-point system to help teach and inspire learners for electronics and programming.

Design work and prototypes are completed.  We have an in-house circuit board designer to facilitate rapid enhancements and changes.  We have contracts and manufacturers ready for production and procurement.  We have ironed out numerous issues that caused delays in our previous project and are ready for a rapid production of this project.

DuinoKit has been in touch with Mark Geddes, an Arudino author and builder.  We have added a new reward to the DuinoKit project I think you will benefit from. If you are already familiar with Arduino and don't necessarily need the DuinoKit for building, this book offers some great new project ideas and tutorials to keep you learning and exploring. This full-color text is 188 pages with 45 interesting projects.

We are going to add in some components to the DuinoKit Essentials project to help make several projects featured in this book and many others. Additionally, Mark Geddes will be developing some specialized Learning Reference cards depicting some actual DuinoKit wiring and projects that will be available in PDF format after the DuinoKit Essentials project is brought to life.  We feel this is a strong partnership and will bring life to both the text and the DuinoKit system to help learn electronics and programming. You can learn more about this project from Mark Geddes in the UK here... http://arduinohandbook.wordpress.com/

Some of the projects in this great book include... Blinking LED, Dimmable Light, LED Light Bar, LED Bargraph, Disco Strobe Light, Mood Light, Plant Monitor, Ghost Detector, Melody Maker, Noise Level Meter, Memory Game, Lie Detector, Secret Knock Lock, Joystick Controlled Laser, Stepper Motor, Intruder Tracker, Light activated LED, Laser Trip Wire Alarm, Keypad Entry System, 4 digit 7 Segment Counter, Electronic Dice, Rocket Launcher, LCD Screen introduction, Digital thermometer, Weather Station, Ultrasonic Range Finder, Fortune Teller, Reaction Timer Game, Defusable Bomb Game, Rainbow Maker, Decode a Remote Control, Motion Sensor Alarm

Production Timeline:

Early September - End of KickStarter campaign
Sept-mid October - Production and shipping to DuinoKit Shop
Mid October - Mid November Final assembly and shipping to backers

Did you miss the KickStarter project? Check our website www.DuinoKit.com for our products and other items.

*Arduino is a registered trademark of Arduino.cc This is an independent project and is not endorsed or supported by Arduino.cc

 KickStarter is an awesome "all-or-nothing" method to test market ideas and produce awesome projects.  We are also part of the KickingItForward.org movement.

Risks and challenges

As we learned in the initial DuinoKit project last year, delays are to be expected. With this said, and our previous project taking MUCH longer then expected, nearly all of these unknowns have been resolved. PCB design work is now in-house, files are 100% complete and ready for manufacturing and contracts for production are already in place.

Our HOPE of the largest challenge will be fulfilling more than 5000 orders, however there is a plan in place for this "problem" as well. We want to get as many DuinoKits in schools, clubs and individuals hands as possible to help encourage our future engineers and entrepreneurs. If you pledge for kits, we will pledge to ship!

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    DuinoKit LED flashlight / pen. We will also include your name in our list of supporters for the DuinoKit Essentials project

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    Receive a new copy of the Arduino Project Handbook by Mark Geddes. If you are already familiar with Arduino and don't necessarily need the DuinoKit for building, this book offers some great new project ideas and tutorials to keep you learning and exploring. This full-color text is 188 pages with 45 interesting projects. Although this is a separate reward and will not be with the DuinoKit, it can be added later to the KickStarter pledge. Mark Geddes will be authoring several Learn Cards that will be included with the DuinoKit project. This is an excellent "next step" for building stand-alone projects.

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    Receive an official DuinoKit USB Thumb drive and the LED flashlight/pen along with a big "Thank You" for supporting learning through the DuinoKit project. Thumb drive will contain all sample programs and projects along with tutorials being sent along with the DuinoKit. Any proceeds will go into producing additional kits for donation to schools or clubs. Your name will also be included as a supporter in each kit produced.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! One complete DuinoKit Essentials project. Please share this project with your friends and post on social media sties. Only ONE reward per pledge at this early bird special price.

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    DuinoKit Essentials building kit. Includes everything you need to start learning and building with electronics and Arduino. Please tell your friends and share on social media. FREE US shipping!

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    Receive a complete DuinoKit Essentials Kit and the Arduino Projects Handbook. Although the book was written independently of the DuinoKit project, this book hosts some awesome projects and tutorials to keep you building with Arduino.

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    2 complete DuinoKit Essential systems. If your kids are anything like mine, it is difficult to share! Or simply get one for you and one for a friend! Please tell your friends and share on social media.

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    Receive one of the 2 DuinoKit Essential prototypes and one final production model. There are only two of these available (one red and one blue PCB) and the final production will have slight modifications. Prototype will be signed and labeled "prototype". Be an integral part of starting this educational product.

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    Sponsor a school or club with this 10-Pack of DuinoKits. Please tell your friends and share on social media.

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    Instructors Edition - Receive 1 Original DuinoKit Experimenter system (instructors kit) and 10 DuinoKit Essentials kits for the students. All support materials, website and items included in the classroom/instructors package.

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    Send the DuinoKit project to a trade-show or MakerFaire! Additionally 10 DuinoKits will be delivered to the organization of your choosing. Help the DuinoKit project get exposure and recognition as a learning tool that is needed to help teach the next generation. Please tell your friends and share on social media.

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    Blow us away.... This level of support will get you a privately hosted demo of the DuinoKit Essentials project along with 20 DuinoKit systems anywhere in the United states of your choosing. We will bring DuinoKits and provide 4-6 hours of instructions and assistance for getting started and learning on the DuinoKit system. Please tell your friends and share on social media.

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