Just starting out?

Can you guys share some tips and tricks to getting started and things to remember and where you should go to buy these items i may end up using? Any guides? Thanks!

Did you try the Learning section? I have a book coming out in 2 weeks that should be right up your alley too.

Arduino for Teens, intended for high schoolers with some programming experience and just getting into embedded projects.

http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Teens-Robert-Patterson/dp/1285420896/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380505843&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+teens

What would be awesome is if it also came as a kit, where it has all the parts in it you need to start a build and test everything, thats something i would love.

Thanks for the feedback, I can certainly look into that.