Help me design a starter robotics kit!
May 4, 2013
I'm planning on putting together an Arduino-based robotics kit and would like your input as to what should go in it. The kit should contain everything a student or hobbyist needs to make a basic robot. So far I've tentatively come up with the following:
1 x Arduino Compatible UNO R3
1 x 3ft USB cable
2 x SpringRC SM-S4303R Continuous Rotation Servo
1 x HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
1 x 4-Pin Male to Female Cable
1 x Small Solderless Breadboard (400 contacts)
1 x Breadboard Jumper Wire Bundle (70-pack)
1 x 4" Black Nylon Zip-Ties
1 x 6 x AA Battery Holder with DC Power Jack (9V)
2 x Limit Switch
1 x Break Away Headers (Single Row, Straight)
2 x Mini Push Button Switch
2 x Photoresistor
5 x 5mm Red LED (ultra bright)
5 x 5mm Green LED (ultra bright)
10 x 1/4W 330Ω Carbon Film Resistor
10 x 1/4W 1kΩ Carbon Film Resistor
The cost of the above would be about $63.
What do you think of the proposed kit? Do you have any suggestions on things that should be added or replaced?