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Topic: What kit should I buy from eBay? There are so many (Read 2639 times) previous topic - next topic

Contside

Hello,
I want to begin learning Arduino, and I can only buy through eBay right now, but there are so many kits and sellers available.
Maybe you guys have a certain seller you buy from and know that he sells good quality Arduinos 'replicas'?
Thanks

ieee488

#1
Jun 11, 2017, 11:26 pm Last Edit: Jun 11, 2017, 11:26 pm by ieee488
The only problems I have had when buying on eBay have been the mislabeling of the 8x8 LED matrices.
I once bought ten LD-1088BS but received LD-1088AS.
Otherwise the things I have bought on eBay have been okay.

Is there something you are particularly interested?




ballscrewbob

I am happy with "worldchips" and "TxHang Electronic" am a repeat buyer from them.

If its just initial learning then a sensor kit and a board will be enough (uno or mega)

But if you have specific tasks in mind for after that then you might want to consider a couple of extra items to head in that direction.



It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Contside

#3
Jun 12, 2017, 06:27 pm Last Edit: Jun 12, 2017, 06:37 pm by Contside
Thanks guys!
Here are some of the kits I am considering to buy:
This one, or maybe That one or maybe This one with the OLED display, or This kit that is sold in thousands

ballscrewbob

The first link is pooched.

Having looked a little at the ones you picked I would go with the OLED kit.
Not because of that but because it simply has a little more potential with the contents.

Good luck whichever you choose.

And if there are any Arduin marketing people perusing this thread then "I am sorry but the official kit is a little dated and needs a major overhaul"
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Contside

Thank you, my only concern is the quality of these much cheaper kits, I will have to give it a try then I guess (Have you had an experience with them?)

ballscrewbob

Yes I have had experience.

I have both real and clone boards here and providing you take care with both of them they will not let you down.

As for the sensors and other parts I usually buy Chinese as its cheaper than trying to build the same thing from individual parts. Yes quality can be a little low on occasion but I account for that by buying a little more than I need .
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Contside

#7
Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 pm Last Edit: Jun 16, 2017, 11:15 pm by Contside
Thanks, I eventually bought this kit (Not on the list above):
Adeept Ultimate Starter learning Kit

Because it looks more reliable in terms of the learning tutorials provided, and also it looks more like the genuine Arduino Uno using the P-PU version instead of the P-AU of the ATmega controller

What is your opinion?

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