Thank You Ballscrewbob,Certainly there are scads of examples around and I do appreciate what the MKR1000 brings to the Arduino ecosystem. This bundle seems like an ideal way to introduce my friends to Arduino. Even if I don't use all the included parts they will help populate my parts bin.My needs are simple. I used my trusty 60/40 to install the pin strips to the MKR but I am finding the holes in the included breadboard too tight to use it. Short of extreme force or a hammer the breadboard is useless.
With the transition from 5 volts to 3.3 and the low current provided by the Atmel SAMD21 many of the standard examples will need a separate power supply and an emitter follower or motor driver to work properly. Perhaps the 9v battery snap is for this, and some of the resistor values may need to be selected for 3.3v operation.
The bag in the bundle does include some nuts and screws and plastic parts that aren't described as part of the kit and the two MOSFETs have mounting holes that may indicate the need of a heat sink.All-in-all a nice collection of parts but the lack of guidance diminishes their value. As I am interested mostly in wireless sensors this is not really a big concern though.