Before I ride the bandwagon...

Dear friends

I have always been fascinated by programming and making stuff work. Though my programming knowledge is extremeley vintage of BASIC in good old DOS days and I have no experience with C or C++. I still feel that with Arduino IDE I can work around and offcourse with help from friends like you and this forum.

Now before I take a leap, I want to be sure of the hardware I am trying to buy. I have a friend in USA who will help me get this and so this is what I am planning to order. Please be kind enough to check these links and advise if I am on the right lines...

UNO R3 Starter Kit for Arduino 1602LCD Servo Ultrasonic Motor LED Relay RTC DIY http://www.ebay.com/itm/262647053546?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

37-in-1 sensor Module kit for arduino uno raspberry pi starter kits for R3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/262909158829?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Wireless RF Transceiver Bluetooth HC-06 Slave Module RS232/TTL for Arduino http://www.ebay.com/itm/322285001857?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

ESP-01 Serial Wi-Fi Wireless Module + Adapter Module Compatible for Arduino http://www.ebay.com/itm/152329888843?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

SIM900A Extension Module GSM/GPRS with Antenna for Arduino Controlling TE571 http://www.ebay.com/itm/232285279042?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

My aim in getting the kit and accessories is to be able to venture into the field on IOT. Is this worth it? Am I on right lines while selecting the items to go ahead with?

Thank you all in advance. Looking forward to suggestions so I can close the cart.

Regards

Parambir

I have NOT looked at your links. You have provided no information about what you want to achieve.

My recommendation is to get the first item - the starter kit - and when you have learned more you will be in a better position to judge what other things you need.

From your description of your programming experience I assume you do not already have a Raspberry PI so I don’t know why you want any PI related stuff at this stage. Learning the PI and the Arduino at the same time will probably just slow progress on both fronts.

If, for whatever reason, it is more convenient to buy all the stuff at once then it won’t do any harm to anything other than your bank balance.

Whatever you choose to do about buying stuff you should develop your project(s) in small steps - get familiar with one part (for example blinking an LED or getting input from a switch) at a time. Don’t try to build a complex system before you can do each part on its own.

…R

Please stop cross-posting.

As @parambir has only 2 posts to his name his alter ego must have posted the exact same question a few days ago because I am 95% certain I replied to it. However I cannot find it.

...R

parambir: Dear friends

I have always been fascinated by programming and making stuff work. Though my programming knowledge is extremeley vintage of BASIC in good old DOS days and I have no experience with C or C++. I still feel that with Arduino IDE I can work around and offcourse with help from friends like you and this forum.

Now before I take a leap, I want to be sure of the hardware I am trying to buy. I have a friend in USA who will help me get this and so this is what I am planning to order. Please be kind enough to check these links and advise if I am on the right lines...

UNO R3 Starter Kit for Arduino 1602LCD Servo Ultrasonic Motor LED Relay RTC DIY http://www.ebay.com/itm/262647053546?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

37-in-1 sensor Module kit for arduino uno raspberry pi starter kits for R3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/262909158829?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Wireless RF Transceiver Bluetooth HC-06 Slave Module RS232/TTL for Arduino http://www.ebay.com/itm/322285001857?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

ESP-01 Serial Wi-Fi Wireless Module + Adapter Module Compatible for Arduino http://www.ebay.com/itm/152329888843?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

SIM900A Extension Module GSM/GPRS with Antenna for Arduino Controlling TE571 http://www.ebay.com/itm/232285279042?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

My aim in getting the kit and accessories is to be able to venture into the field on IOT. Is this worth it? Am I on right lines while selecting the items to go ahead with?

Thank you all in advance. Looking forward to suggestions so I can close the cart.

Regards

Parambir

Well all that you have listed you are buying but what is it that you want to accompolish with it!? like what are you trying to develop !? based on what you are trying to develop ,you may want all or more of what you already listed or maybe even less or supposedly something else!

Robin2: As @parambir has only 2 posts to his name his alter ego must have posted the exact same question a few days ago because I am 95% certain I replied to it. However I cannot find it.

Excellent memory. Your post has been restored.

I suspect your post and the deletion "crossed in the mail". One of the numerous reasons the moderators frown so highly on cross-posts.

@parambir, do not cross-post again.

Hey @parambir, now that you "pulled yourself together" ;) just get a starter kit and learn the basics. Build some projects just for the learning. IoT requires that you have a good founding and some experience with microcontrollers, electronics, design and mechanical construction. There's an enormous amount of information - the field goes in so many directions! Start at the beginning, and go from there.

[quote author=Coding Badly link=msg=3207317 date=1491374623] Excellent memory. Your post has been restored. [/quote] Very much appreciated. Nice to know I am not going mad quite as fast as I thought :)

...R

First of all, Thank you everyone for the response. For some reason I was not able to see the first response Robin gave to my post and hence was not sure if my post was figuring anywhere. Also I did not receive any email alerts about my post being replied to... need to cross check my alert settings. Sorry for cross posting - Don't know how so many post figured out.

About the starter kit - you all are right, it will help me get my hands dirty and understand how to go about. The other three modules are GMS, WiFi and Bluetooth. These are to help me communicate with other devices. I know it is a bit far fetched but since I am getting an opportunity to get this stuff at a competitive price, I guess this is one opportunity I don't want to miss.

What I want to achieve - Well I would like to understand the basics of Arduino programming (as someone said input and output functions) and then graduate to a higher level. But I surely don't want to leave it halfway.

Hence he choice of starter kit with various modules...

Suggestion please.

Arduino Starter kit from Adafruit.

-jim lee