Which Ardruino kit should I choose?


I know that the descriptions are all written in Chinese but I am thinking/hoping that you can recognize the kits by sight. Which one is the best for a newbie? This website is all order online and wait. I don't have a specific project in mind now but would like to use this kit to start learning - hopefully will be able to buy one kit and learn almost all, if not all, functions - I don't want to have to keep order new things, piece by piece and waiting x days for it....or maybe this is not realistic?

Any input is helpful.

Some kits are badly documented, and contain a lot of (almost) useless "sensors". Some kits are overpriced. You could end up disappointed.

That Arduino store has a starter kit, but it is limited. http://store.arduino.cc/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=185

If you want to spend some money, have a look at Adafruit. They have good products, and they provide the libraries and tutorials. https://www.adafruit.com/ The starter pack with the motor add-on is very good way to start. http://www.adafruit.com/products/68 http://www.adafruit.com/products/171

Also Sparkfun is a good shop. https://www.sparkfun.com/ They have also a starter kit, but without an official Arduino board.

Both Adafruit and Sparkfun have distributers around the world.

The problem is that those starter kits have almost no sensors, and I happen to like sensors :)

Personally, I would buy what I need. On Ebay are many cheap Arduino components, although the quality is sometimes very bad and I had to repair a few things. The easiest board to start with is the Arduino Uno. You can add leds, or sensors or motors. Can you tell what you like most ? - measuring the temperature and baromic value. - using motors and servo motors, or perhaps use Arduino with Lego motors. - (large) led display, flashing colors, lights. - a website on the Arduino. - create things yourself, like touch or knock sensors or floor switches. If want to know what the Arduino can do, have a look in the playground section : http://playground.arduino.cc/