Thank You Ballscrewbob,
Certainly there are scads of examples around and I do appreciate what the MKR1000 brings to the Arduino ecosystem. This bundle seems like an ideal way to introduce my friends to Arduino. Even if I don't use all the included parts they will help populate my parts bin.
My needs are simple. I used my trusty 60/40 to install the pin strips to the MKR but I am finding the holes in the included breadboard too tight to use it. Short of extreme force or a hammer the breadboard is useless.
yes, it's normal that could need some force to insert the MKR1000 into the breadboard.
basically the pin of the board are a little bit more big than the holes, but it's a standard on our boards.
With the transition from 5 volts to 3.3 and the low current provided by the Atmel SAMD21 many of the standard examples will need a separate power supply and an emitter follower or motor driver to work properly. Perhaps the 9v battery snap is for this, and some of the resistor values may need to be selected for 3.3v operation.
yes, the snap is useful when you need to integrate an external power supply.
The bag in the bundle does include some nuts and screws and plastic parts that aren't described as part of the kit and the two MOSFETs have mounting holes that may indicate the need of a heat sink.
All-in-all a nice collection of parts but the lack of guidance diminishes their value. As I am interested mostly in wireless sensors this is not really a big concern though.
thanks for notice about the nuts and bolts, it's a small gift ;)
BTW we will add into description.
This kit is very useful and is intended to be used if someone has already some practice with building electronic circuits, but needs more components.
The ideal starting point for a new user is the Starterkit that contains components and a book with 15 projects.