Despite their size, Arduino controllers are some of the most versatile pieces of hardware any techie can have in their bag of tricks. These compact circuit board and controller circuits can be used to easily interact with everything from motors and lights to sensors, keyboards, joysticks, and much more. Pretty much any input and output combination you can dream of can be controlled with Arduino.
If you want to get your feet wet with Arduino, check out this complete starter kit that includes both hardware and training materials.
In addition to an Arduino Uno controller board, you’ll get a variety of parts to get you up and running without soldering or electronics experience, as well as a comprehensive library of e-Books covering programming and implementation of Arduino projects in robotics, IoT, wearables, and programming for iOS, Android, and PC. You’ll learn everything you need to know to build complex Arduino-controlled projects, through hands-on examples you can build as you go.
There’s almost $500 worth of hardware and training materials here, but if you move fast, you can grab the whole bundle in the Technabob Shop for just $75.