So I am an Arduino Noob... really... Only way to put that! I have some basic programming experience - but I am in the need of something to fill that need of mine to have projects to tinker on and problem solve... with that respect - I think Arduino will be fantastic for me.I have picked up the 30 projects for the evil genius book - and would like to get rolling on ordering some pieces.BUT - I need to keep my initial purchases as cheap as possible for now - wife would be really crabby if I started buying a lot of stuff for another new hobby!Therefore - I wanted to ask you - what is the best way to get the pieces needed to get started. Is the UNO board the best bet? Where would you order it? I noticed kits on eBay - relatively cheap - and seem to ship out of China. I also peeked in at Radio Shack - and they have the bread boards, resistors, led, IR, etc - so getting parts as needed is an option - but will that be way more expensive as you pay more for the onesies twosies?Ebay has this:http://cgi.ebay.com/Arduino-DIY-Starter-Kit-Duemilanove-ATmega-328-LCD-1602-/150634290197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231280dc15#ht_3742wt_971or this:http://cgi.ebay.com/Arduino-Kit-UNO-ATmega-328-blue-LCD-IR-starter-kit-/260827219305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cba838569#ht_3635wt_989I am not opposed to spending money on this - but I would rather choose more wisely who I support financially. (does that make sense? If I can support the people who are actually making the boards - i would rather buy from them.) I have looked at the LilyPad products etc - but - anyway... I am just looking for the best "getting started" advice any of you might have time to offer!(Also - I paged back a few to see some of the older threads and didn't notice anything that might fit what I am looking for - so if this thread exists - would love to be pointed in the right spot.)
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Quote from: cr0sh on Aug 06, 2011, 12:06 amfinding out what people are throwing away; sometimes you may land on something really worthwhileOT: By far, my best score in this regard was a working matched pair of Bose 601 speakers.