First, I will say I am impressed with the community around Arduino. Arduino itself is pretty awesome from what I’ve been reading.
This is my first foray into electronics building so please excuse any newbish questions.
I am going to buy my first board. I’ve already downloaded the IDE and drivers.
I’m a little unclear about the concept of ‘shields’. When I buy my board, what value is added in buying a protoshield?
For my first project I’d like to be controlling a motor/servo wirelessly if possible, using an acceleration sensor. Are there any things to consider purchasing (aside from the board, sensor and servo) that I might not be thinking about?
And one last question, are there any kits you’d recommend for getting started. I see some kits on the various distributor sites but I don’t really want to end up with a bunch of parts that I won’t end up using.
Again, what a great community. I really appreciate any insight you can provide. You have my thanks!