I'd like to purchase the starter kit and i'm wondering if any of the tools on this page of the store (http://store.arduino.cc/category/25) are useful for the projects described in the book.
Thanks for your help!
Pliers and tweezers are definitely a must-have: many components are small, and you always end up cutting some pieces here and there (for example the "legs" of a resistor) to accommodate them better in your breadboard.
A cheap and simple multimeter like the one in the Arduino store is also useful for debugging your circuit when things don't work out.
Some parts are VERY small, but i would recommend bending the resistors and cutting them at the correct length