The Arduino Starter Kit and Basic Kit
Topic: Kit feedback
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Jan 06, 2017, 05:13 pm
I purchased the starter kit.
1. The font size of the book is too small. The breadboard is also too small for me to read but I can live with that.
2. We need a PDF of the book. People who copy will always copy. Many people are decent and will buy the kit. In fact, most people who are buying a kit, don't know much and aren't the type to go looking for a free way to assemble a kit. ==> If you can put together a kit, you don't need the kit. <==
3. The resistor band diagram should be a separate laminated card. I don't want to have to open a book and go to a specific page to see this.
4. They didn't include enough red and black jumper cables.
5. They should put each type of part in a plastic bag and staple it to a card that explains what it is. e.g. Resistors in a plastic bag stapled to a card that says: "Resistors x ohm - reduces current, blah blah" or "LEDs - light emitting diodes.", etc...
Re: Kit feedback
Jan 13, 2017, 07:39 pm
Agreed! I'm having a lot of trouble with it. Also the page introducing the project has a list of what you need...but not how many! Since it's usually on a separate page from the diagram, which doesn't have any identification of the parts, I have to keep flipping back and forth: [Diagram] Okay so here I need a... [flip back] 220 ohm resistor... [flip back to the diagram] and I need three of them.
It's little things, sure, but it's one more stumbling block for beginners on a starter kit! Starter kits need to be idiot-proof.