PDF of book that comes with the Arduino starter kit

The book is the 'value' in the kit. If they released it as a pdf people wouldn't need to buy anything from Arduino, and don't forget that sales of official items pay for this web site.


I have the book too, and wish to have it in PDF format too.

Best, Pál


I have the book too, and wish to have it in PDF format too.

I would like to purchase just the book or a pdf of the book and I was wondering if anyone knew if either was possible

Not that I know of.

Errors: in the printed manual, Fig 2, p22 is totally wrong regarding electric current, which is fundamental. It should read, something equivalent to, Current at 1 = current at 4. Current at 2 plus the current at 3 = current at 1 = current at 4.

What is actually written is nonsensical and completely misleading.

Brilliant kit and project though. Hard to reprint a hard book, but they could insert a leaf as an erratum at low cost.

Hi, I was thinking of purchasing one of the starter kits from my local maplin here in england, However reading about the starter book having these errors is worrysome. I'm a firm believer in good knowledge can be gleaned from a book, But with potential errors for someone like me who is new to arduino could be troublesome, especially if you cannot complete the said tutorials due to some printing errors.

Maybe a pdf could resolve this issue, "But" i have also seen PDF's with these errors too, So it is like a catch 22, you'r damned if you do, and you'r damned if you dont.

Still i will get the kits and probably the book too as i need to learn Arduino for some projects i would like to get rolling. Cheers mark117h

Maplin are hideously expensive...

I got the kit & book too, great package. One problem: it is very frustrating having to take the book in hand to read and then type the code or to verify some circuitry. The book binding doesn't let it stay open so i can't put it on the table as it will close on its own. Please have some decency and make the book downloadable. Thank you.

It may be too late but I’ve copied some projects of the “starter kit” book in English and translated them in French here (with even some fix and add-on) : http://astenor.free.fr/Arduino

Projects 9 to 15 are done.
I propose them under Word and PDF format, in English and French.

I hope this can help.

I’ll be glad to have some feedback about mistakes. Some are fixed and highlighted in yellow in a 2nd document when I detected mistakes).

You can join me on Tweeter @Astenor, or send me a reply here.

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FYI I just bought a new laptop and had to update all my files and apps. Updated to Arduino 1.6.8. Surprise to see a new section in the Examples item #10 StarterKit_Basickit. All the programs are written for you.

I can't understand, If the video were released under CC licence why the Starter kit book wasn't? Maybe they could release it and it's source formatting code (if it's written using LaTeX or something similar) under a public repository with a free and open licence, so everybody can correct errors and improve it.

It would be a great advantage for us and for the company too, because they could include a new version of the book with the starter kit.

However they should include with the starter kit a code to download a pdf/mobi/epub version of the book, IMHO.

We [1] have just purchased twelve Genuino Starter Kits, which we want to use in educational courses for kids here in Herakilon, Greece and the version that we received has been released under CC-By-SA. [see attached image]

I would like to help building a platform for educational material released under CC-By-SA in various languages.

Any ideas where to start?
Thanks for any pointers or any help in finding digital (translatable) material or maybe even a ready platform (maybe wiki)!


[1] http://commonslab.gr

Here it is...

Somebody gave me this link. It is there. Just copy the link on your Mozilla Firefox and voilá!


I removed the watermark and the PDF can be found here (LINK UPDATED):

jphenning: I removed the watermark and the PDF can be found here:


Sr. Jphenning you rock!


my pupils just found a bug in the code of the Project 12 in this book. On the page 131 in the book there is a code. After the line 49 they inserted the following code:

numberOfKnock = 0;

Only this way works the Knock Lock project properly.

Thank you, Mariano! I have all the lights on, and my bi-focal glasses too (granted, they're an expired prescription, because I subsist on my entitlement) and I still can't read that tiny grey text without giving myself a migraine. Such a blessing to be able to peruse it, now, on my 36"

(I must agree, it really ought to be on a Wiki where the smarter ones amongst you can be correcting it's errors, and it can format itself to my environment, rather than the other way around.

I guess its part og the job to figure out where the errors are, and what functions. Elektricity is party a personal interpretation and partly universal laws. Its like learning to swim.

Got the kit and book some days ago. And it has no big errors . Works fine . No worries .

JP - Thanks a million for the link! I was constantly losing my place (and mind) trying to keep the book open while working out the code. Karma +1 to you!

Now I just need to contend with its reported mistakes about the basic laws of physics and I'm set!