The Engineering Kit is out now, and available in our store. We have gathered together the most frequently asked question about the Arduino Engineering Kit below.
This kit is intended for whom? Do users need an engineering background? The kit has primarily been designed for: students learning about engineering at a university or vocational school, instructors teaching engineering and related courses, makers with an interest or background in engineering. Users don’t necessarily need to have engineering background to operate the projects, since all MATLAB and Simulink programs are included. However, for users that wish to extend and evolve the provided programs it will be helpful to understand the underlying engineering concepts.
Why are MATLAB and Simulink used instead of Arduino IDE? MATLAB and Simulink are built for engineers and make the complex math and engineering calculations in the kit’s projects easier and more intuitive. They are pervasive across industries and many engineers will use them in their future jobs.
Will the kit be sold worldwide? Yes, but the content will only be available in English. We may consider adding other languages in the future.
Are MATLAB and Simulink included or do I have to pay extra? MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, and ten other add-on products are included in the kit at no extra cost. The Arduino Engineering Kit includes a one-year license of these products for one individual. The license is not restricted to only students.
What engineering concepts are covered? The kit covers system modeling, controls, image processing, robotics, signal processing, among many others. Concepts are not covered at an advanced level.
What if the included license is not sufficient? Suppose several individuals who will be sharing a kit need access for longer than one year. What should we do to get more licenses? MathWorks has various options for supplementing the included license. They will assist you in determining what is appropriate for your situation. Please visit https://www.mathworks.com/company/aboutus/contact_us/arduino_engineering_kit.html to learn more.
If I have an existing MATLAB license, can I use just that? Yes, but you must use the latest release (R2018a) and have access to the following products: MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow®, Control System Toolbox™️, Curve Fitting Toolbox™️, DSP System Toolbox™️, Image Processing Toolbox™️, Instrument Control Toolbox™️, Optimization Toolbox™️, Signal Processing Toolbox™️, Symbolic Math Toolbox™️, Simscape™️, and Simscape Multibody™️. If your school has a campus license (university or primary/secondary), you should have these required products.
To buy your kit today visit: https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-engineering-kit