The Arduino 101 Projects Kit is a collection of components for use with lab exercises used in the Arduino 101 Classroom located at www.arduinoclassroom.com.
The Arduino 101 Classroom is a formal curriculum that mimics a one semester classroom to introduce computing and electronics concepts to a novice using the Arduino development system, and a kit of electronic components for laboratory exercises. This classroom has been conducted as a series of articles beginning in the January 2014 Nuts & Volts Magazine and repeated on www.arduinoclassroom.com where there is extended exercises, projects, and quizzes.
Why do you need an Arduino Classroom?
The official Arduino website is located at www.arduino.cc (yes that is .cc and not a typo). With that website and reasonable Google skills, you can find everything you could possibly need or want to know about the Arduino — so why do you need the Arduino Classroom? Well, if you’ve spent much time wading through the material available on the Internet, you’ve seen that it is of varying quality and not well organized to promote stepwise learning. What you want is a logical progression for the presentation of information — a great reason to use a series of articles like these. They organize the materials for a sensible learning sequence and present labs with tested examples using a hardware projects kit. Having this structure helps you move quickly thorough what you need to know, and provides you with a base of knowledge and skills that you use to pursue more advanced projects using what you find on the Internet.
We start by assuming no experience on your part. This will help both those who really are novices and those who know a bit but can use the review. Arduino 101 teaches you how to use a microcontroller (a tiny computer used to sense and control things). You'll get a good introduction to the fundamentals of electronics that you'll need for building projects. Arduino 102 will show you how to use Fritzing with the Arduino to take a concept from a breadboard prototype through a schematic design to a printed circuit board. Arduino 103 will bring it all together and show you how to build a robot and a data logger. When you finish, you'll have a solid foundation for more advanced learning about computing and electronics.
Please note that the jumpers are assorted colors and will vary from what is shown in the photo.
Also note that the micro servo may not be exactly as shown but will be an equivalent product.