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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: WillFour20 on May 04, 2011, 10:13 pm

Title: Starting Out
Post by: WillFour20 on May 04, 2011, 10:13 pm
Hey, I'm a newcomer to the community and am thinking of buying an Arduino Uno starter kit from Earthshine Eletronics (http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/10-arduino-duemilanove-compatible-starter-kit.html (http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/10-arduino-duemilanove-compatible-starter-kit.html)).

Before buying I just wanted to ask and make sure that Earthshine is a reputable place to buy from and that the kit is good for beginners (I am an electronics noob but have been programming in C for 5 years). If anyone can answer my questions then I will be very grateful.

Thanks, Will.
Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by: CrossRoads on May 04, 2011, 10:20 pm
Yes they are, yes it is.

Update your profile with a geographic location for better "where to buy" responses.
Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by: WillFour20 on May 04, 2011, 10:22 pm
Thanks for your response, I updated my profile (I'm in the UK).
Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by: cmiyc on May 05, 2011, 12:10 am
Welcome to the world of Arduino.  This forum is pretty active and is loaded with tons of great information people starting out ask often.

You might want to check out the search feature.  For example, search for just the word "Earthshine"...
Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by: keeper63 on May 05, 2011, 01:12 am
The only thing "bad" I have heard about Earthshine was a shipping delay - though I think that was for a kit to America during xmas season; your being in the same country as the company should make things a bit quicker (and worst case, you can make a personal visit to them).
Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by: Valalvax on May 05, 2011, 04:02 am
Yea, I'm pretty sure that was an American, they probably shipped via ship, it was actually a couple people I think