Arduino Beginner help help!

Hello guys. I AM REALLY NEW TO ARDUINO. As in no knowledge yet. And I know the best way to learn it is not just by watching some videos or reading articles. I would be by performing it. Maybe creating projects or doing some stuff. So I would like to ask where could I buy a perfect arduino kit for beginners like me? What kit would it be? And how much would it cost? I am from ASIA, specifically in the Philippines. Maybe you could suggest some. Thank you :) Have a good day.

You can learn a lot with just an Uno board and a piece of wire. The Uno has an LED built in, so you could learn how to set up a pin as output and turn the LED on and off, blink the LED, fade it up and down, make it blink at a set rate and fade it up at one rate and down at a different rate. Learn how to use the millis() function to time the LED events. Then use the wire as a simple switch to control the LED, learn about switch debouncing and state change detection. Once you go through the example to do the above you may know what you want to pursue and what you need.

And: Arduino links

Some things to read:

https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-arduino

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/tags/arduino?page=all

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-an-arduino

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Foundations

http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/AvoidDelay

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=384198.0

http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=12153

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA567CE235D39FA84

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Products

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/using-the-logic-level-converter

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AND:

http://ArduinoInfo.Info

Dozens of sample code examples and hardware connections.

No idea what the best kit is. I started with the Sparkfun Inventor Kit. After 4 months I started adding stuff, more resistors and leds, 433Mhz modules, RTC, more buttons, extra breadboard etc. Few months later I started adding discrete components and proto boards.

I think that it depends on what your interests are which kit you should buy. Something with motors and wheels so you can build a car is another option.

sterretje: No idea what the best kit is. I started with the Sparkfun Inventor Kit. After 4 months I started adding stuff, more resistors and leds, 433Mhz modules, RTC, more buttons, extra breadboard etc. Few months later I started adding discrete components and proto boards.

I think that it depends on what your interests are which kit you should buy. Something with motors and wheels so you can build a car is another option.

thank you for the suggestion bro. I can't seem to affod the sparkfun kit. It's from US also. Im from Asia.

LarryD: And: Arduino links

Some things to read:

https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-arduino

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/tags/arduino?page=all

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-an-arduino

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Foundations

http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/AvoidDelay

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=384198.0

http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=12153

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA567CE235D39FA84

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Products

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/using-the-logic-level-converter

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Thanks bro. It would be a great help.

ScreamKing: thank you for the suggestion bro. I can't seem to affod the sparkfun kit. It's from US also. Im from Asia.

I bought mine locally (South Africa) ;)

Anyway, look at the local options that you can afford. Determine which one suites your current needs the best.

I think that a bare Arduino (as suggested in reply #2) will get boring very quickly. The Arduino is about making things. For me, the minimum would be a handful of leds (and associated resistors) and a few buttons and possibly a LCD and potentiometer.

groundfungus: You can learn a lot with just an Uno board and a piece of wire. The Uno has an LED built in, so you could learn how to set up a pin as output and turn the LED on and off, blink the LED, fade it up and down, make it blink at a set rate and fade it up at one rate and down at a different rate. Learn how to use the millis() function to time the LED events. Then use the wire as a simple switch to control the LED, learn about switch debouncing and state change detection. Once you go through the example to do the above you may know what you want to pursue and what you need.

Thanks for the suggestions bro.

If you are getting boards etc. from places like ebay (mostly China etc.), get several of each thing - their quality control is often more along the lines of quantity control. It is handy to have several of something so you can help figure out if you have a bad module or a code problem.